Alarm bells at DeMbare

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ed­die Chikamhi Se­nior Sports Re­porter

ALARM bells are be­gin­ning to ring louder in the Dy­namos camp as pres­sure keeps pil­ing on coach Lloyd Mu­tasa and his charges to find a formula to turn around their poor for­tunes.

The Harare giants, who have en­dured one of their worst sea­sons in their 55-year his­tory, have a tricky tie against Harare City at Ru­faro to­mor­row.

CAPS United will be look­ing to con­tinue on their re­vival path when they host Sha­banie Mine at the Na­tional Sports Sta­dium this af­ter­noon.

The Glam­our Boys are only three points above the rel­e­ga­tion cut-off point with nine games re­main­ing in the sea­son.

“Ob­vi­ously we are wor­ried about where we are be­cause we wouldn’t to want to be there if ev­ery­thing is nor­mal,’’ said Mu­tasa.

“But as a coach you have to live with what is there and then you try to lift the team up. This is what we have to do.’’

While they ex­pect to wel­come back skip­per Ocean Mushure in the fold, DeMbare have been dealt a heavy blow with the sus­pen­sion of one Peace Makaha.

Team man­ager Richard Chi­horo said they were still hop­ing for a strong fin­ish.

“I think we are not play­ing badly. Our only prob­lem is that we haven’t been scor­ing goals. That is the ma­jor chal­lenge and we are work­ing hard to ad­dress that.

“Other­wise, it is com­mon in football to have such bad spells. But, like I said, we need to get out of that as soon as we can. So it’s all sys­tems go against Harare City.

“We want the points. Our aim now is to push for a bet­ter po­si­tion and also to do well in the Chibuku Su­per Cup which we hope to win,” said Chi­horo.

Log lead­ers FC Plat­inum host new­boys Herentals at Man­dava.

The cham­pi­ons need to bounce back from the mid­week dis­ap­point­ment after they dropped cru­cial points in the 1-1 draw against Black Rhi­nos.


To­day: FC Plat­inum v Herentals (Man­dava), Bu­l­awayo City v Chicken Inn (Bar­bour­fields), ZPC Kariba v High­landers (Nyamhunga), Yadah v Ngezi Plat­inum (Ru­faro), CAPS United v Sha­banie Mine (NSS)

To­mor­row: Cha­pungu v Nichrut (As­cot), Bu­l­awayo Chiefs v Tri­an­gle (Lu­veve), Harare City v Dy­namos (Ru­faro), Black Rhi­nos v Mutare City (NSS).

Lloyd Mu­tasa

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