Cool it, we’ve got this

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - SPORT - Lang­ton Nyak­wenda

LIN­COLN ZVASIYA apol­o­gised in front of his team­mates at Fri­day’s train­ing ses­sion af­ter his much pub­li­cised fall­out with coach Lloyd Mu­tasa fol­low­ing Thurs­day’s 1-1 draw at Sha­banie Mine.

Zvasiya was at fault when Sha­banie equalised in the 87th minute and in a fit of anger, the cen­tre back headed straight for the chang­ing rooms with­out par­tak­ing in the team’s rou­tine warm down ex­er­cise.

Mu­tasa or­dered him back onto the pitch amid an ex­change of words.

How­ever, all seemed back to nor­mal in the Dy­namos house on Fri­day with Mu­tasa declar­ing that his boys are ready to re­cover from the mid­week set­back and get the busi­ness done against Harare City at the Na­tional Sports Sta­dium this af­ter­noon.

“The boys have re­cov­ered psy­cho­log­i­cally from that game and ev­ery­one is now fo­cused on the game against Harare City,” said Mu­tasa, whose side has been boosted by the re­turn of Joel Chris­tian Epoupa from sus­pen­sion.

The Dy­namos gaffer is plead­ing for calm­ness amongst the club’s faith­ful fol­low­ing a bother­some pe­riod that has seen the Glam­our Boys fail to win in three con­sec­u­tive league games.

If you in­clude last Sun­day’s Chibuku Su­per Cup exit, then DeMbare have now gone for four games with­out a win.

Three times they have sur­ren­dered a lead and some of their fans are al­ready ques­tion­ing the team’s char­ac­ter.

Are the wheels slowly com­ing off the rail?“No, not all!” de­clared Mu­tasa.

“We are say­ing the fans must be­lieve in us be­cause we do be­lieve in our­selves. We didn’t just wake up on top of the log but we worked hard for this. So there should be no rea­son to panic.”

How­ever, their last three league en­coun­ters have cast a spell of doubt over the team’s ca­pac­ity to re­claim the league cham­pi­onship last won in 2014 when Kal­listo Pa­suwa was in charge.

DeMbare have two points out of nine from two draws against High­landers and Sha­banie Mine plus that heart­break­ing 0-1 loss to Caps United.

Last Sun­day, the Glam­our Boys were booted out of the Chibuku Su­per Cup by Bu­l­awayo City. But Mu­tasa still be­lieves. “We will not dis­ap­point them (fans),” he as­sured.

“They just have to play their part be­cause it’s a divi­sion of labour, all stake­hold­ers have to play their roles.

“We had sus­pen­sions and in­juries

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