‘We are play­ing for our­selves’

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sports Reporter

DY­NAMOS team man­ager Richard Chi­horo says they are not play­ing for any­one, but them­selves, when they face FC Plat­inum in a Cas­tle Lager Pre­mier­ship tie at Man­dava to­mor­row.

Chi­horo said the Glam­our Boys were look­ing at win­ning their re­main­ing six league matches, in­clud­ing to­mor­row’s game.

“We are play­ing for our­selves. We want to fin­ish in a very good po­si­tion and re­mem­ber we are ten points be­hind FC Plat­inum if we win we would be seven points be­hind them with five games to go and this is foot­ball and no one knows what will hap­pen,” said Chi­horo.

“We are ready for FC Plat­inum and morale is high and every­one is rar­ing to go.

“We are tak­ing each game as it comes but would want to win all our re­main­ing matches.”

He said FC Plat­inum were likely to come out fight­ing with in­ten­sity after they dropped points in their last game.

Dy­namos lost 0-1 to FC Plat­inum at Ru­faro in the re­verse fix­ture in coach Lloyd Mu­tasa’s first game after the de­par­ture of Por­tuguese gaffer Paulo Silva.

“They will be at home, they are hun­gry for points and want to win the league. But we are also look­ing for points.

“Last sea­son we fin­ished on sec­ond po­si­tion so we re­ally want to fin­ish in a strong po­si­tion even if we fail to lift the tro­phy,” said Chi­horo.

Mean­while, Chibuku Su­per Cup quar­ter-fi­nal­ists will know their next round op­po­nents on Tues­day when the draw is con­ducted in Gweru.

De­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Harare City, new­boys Ngezi Plat­inum, league pace­set­ters FC Plat­inum, Bu­l­awayo sides High­landers and How Mine, Tri­an­gle, Tsholot­sho and ZPC Kariba are the last eight teams in the com­pe­ti­tion.

The Chibuku Su­per Cup will re­sume on the week­end of Septem­ber 30 to Oc­to­ber 2.

The semi-fi­nals will be staged on the week­end of Oc­to­ber 21 to 23 while the team which will rep­re­sent the coun­try in the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup next year will be known on Novem­ber 5 when the last two teams bat­tle for supremacy.

ZPC Kariba coach Sun­day Chidzambwa said he is ready for any side left in the draw.

“If a team pro­gresses, it means they are good team and Cup games are all about luck on that day. I would love to win the Chibuku Su­per Cup but if I had my way I would love to win both and the League Cup.”

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