DeMbare attempt to move mountains

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DYNAMOS will need to attack with demonic intensity and precision of a brain surgeon if they are to defy the odds in the Caf Champions League clash by overturning a 3-0 deficit against CA Bizertin at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.

Staff Writer

After restricting the Tunisians to a few shots from distance in the first half of the first leg recently, Dynamos crumbled like a deck of cards and allowed their opponents to take a crucial advantage ahead of the second leg.

This week Kalisto Pasuwa was trying to plant seeds of hope, enthusiasm and belief which would be as important as the tactical and technical ability of his team.

Dynamos need to be fast out of the blocks to get the crowd firmly behind them — an important aspect of this near-impossible mission.
The work is thus cut out for Dynamos strikers who have to score four goals if the Glamour Boys are to stage a stunning comeback. But the defence has to keep it tight; conceding would be fatal.

Dynamos received a major boost with the return to fitness of defender Patson Jaure, as the Glamour Boys have to do what they have failed to do in their last four matches — keep a clean sheet.

The problem for Pasuwa is that he only has Francesco Zikumbawire as a recognised striker and may have to push one of his midfielders to join the forward as he did in the tie against the Lesotho Correctional Services in February in the preliminary round.

Zikumbawire has struggled for goals and is yet to open his account for Dynamos since joining on a season’s loan from Hwange.

Russell Madamombe and Farai Mupasiri can both link up with Zikumbawire upfront while inform Cliff Sekete and Murape Murape ply the flanks.

CA Bizertin are likely to sit back and try to preserve what they already have and it is up to DeMbare to unhinge them early to set the tone for a memorable result.

Since they hammered Highlanders 4-0 in a Bob89 Super Cup second leg final at Rufaro and harvested three goals against Lesotho Correctional Services, goals have since proved scarce for Dynamos.

They have scored two in their two opening Castle Lager Premier Soccer League matches against Black Mambas and Chicken
Inn in drawn matches, leaving them four points off the pace.

After all the criticism and tribulations of the last few weeks, Dynamos hope to prove they are still as much a force as they were last season by progressing to the final round of the African safari, and the mini league thereafter.

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