Dynamos bank on Chinyama

The game starts at 5pm Zimbabwe time tomorrow at the Olympique d’ElMenzah in Tunis.

Chinyama’s  goalscoring exploits have sent tongues wagging at home and abroad and coach Calisto Pasuwa believes Esperance have watched him in action and are working on ways to neutralise the threat he carries.

“He is the top goalscorer in the competition and naturally when you have a player like that your opponents always try to come up with ways to combat him,” said Pasuwa.

“We have also been studying video footage of their players.  Chinyama is our lethal weapon and we expect him to score the goals.

“Their fear is one aspect that can work in our favour; that they fear him (Chinyama) may open up opportunities for other players. I hope the other guys come to the party and learn from him. The problem has been that recently players like Rodreck (Mutuma) and Denver (Mukamba) have been trying to play to the gallery  but in the last game they were more disciplined and we expect that discipline in this game,”he added.

Chinyama has scored all of Dynamos’ four goals so far in the continental competition, including three against Mozambique’s Liga Muçulmana.

“The good thing about Takesure is that he makes use of half-chances, unlike some local strikers. “If one chance falls his way he hits the back of the net, so we will be patient, close ranks at the back and try to utilise Takesure’s skill with counter attacks, ” Pasuwa said.

Pasuwa is confident that with the form that the striker is in, he can influence play without touching the ball. His reputation of scoring quality goals in almost every match that he has played in this season has given Dynamos much hope in this encounter.

Dynamos seem to have the personnel to get a result against the reigning African champions which they can make good use of in the second leg at home in two weeks time.

After arriving  in Tunis late on Wednesday, Dynamos only trained yesterday at 4pm, the same time that the match will be played here.

Pasuwa is particularly pleased with the team’s period of acclimatisation.

“We will be here for three days before the match which is good and will help in our preparations. The players are well-motivated and we have been psyching them up on the task ahead.”

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