. . . fans forced to do the un­think­able

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo

IT’S like hav­ing Manch­ester United fans ral­ly­ing be­hind Arse­nal in Eng­land or Barcelona cheer­ing Real Madrid, never mind the op­po­nent. It’s un­think­able.

Such is the ri­valry be­tween these foot­ball fans that they would rather have their op­po­nents los­ing even if a win would have done them a big favour. Well, back home such an un­likely sit­u­a­tion has pre­sented it­self this af­ter­noon when FC Plat­inum host Dy­namos at Man­dava Sta­dium and the big ques­tion is will the un­think­able hap­pen where High­landers sup­port­ers trade their leg­endary black and white re­galia and wear a blue and white at­tire as they cheer their big­gest foot­ball ri­vals in Zim­babwe, Dy­namos? It’s just unimag­in­able but pos­si­ble. A win for the Glam­our Boys this af­ter­noon and a sim­i­lar for Amahlolanyama at Bar­bour­fields Sta­dium to­mor­row against Ngezi Plat­inum will see the Bu­l­awayo gi­ants re­duce the gap be­tween them and FC Plat­inum to just a point with the two sides yet to clash on Week 29. It will surely be Ar­maged­don.

While in the cap­i­tal to­mor­row an­other side still in the equa­tion Caps United face How Mine, many within the High­landers cir­cle be­lieve FC Plat­inum are the real threat to their first league ti­tle in 10 years and per­haps, just per­haps and for 90 min­utes they might be forced to dine with their ri­vals.

DeMbare them­selves are not ex­actly out of it and will tell them­selves that they are not do­ing High­landers a favour but merely fight­ing their own cause.

With Dy­namos still to play Caps United, the Harare gi­ants might as well be the party spoil­ers or mak­ers this sea­son.

Sta­tis­tics in the past three years do not how­ever favour Dy­namos as they have not beaten FC Plat­inum at Man­dava Sta­dium.

DeMbare fell 0-2 in 2013, drew nil-all the fol­low­ing year and last year they were handed a 1-3 hid­ing but Dy­namos came out 1-0 win­ners in FC Plat­inum’s maiden sea­son in the league in 2011 and in 2012 they posted a 2-1 win.

Mean­while, the FC Plat­inum and Dy­namos en­counter will be beamed live to­day on Su­per­port.

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