Dynamos to fact FC Lupopo

dembare_logoHARARE Dynamos, who have been waiting patiently to find out the identity of their opponents in the first round of the African Champions League, will square up against DRC outfit FC Lupopo after the DRC side beat Young Africans of Tanzania 1-0 in Lubumbashi on Saturday.

Dynamos have been inactive since the start of the continental club competition, after they got a bye into the first round. DeMbare were awaiting the winner after the second leg of the match played in Lubumbashi at the weekend. They will now have to clear the hurdle erected by FC Lupopo, who advanced to the first round on a 4-2 aggregate win.

Dynamos coach Elvis Chiweshe said his side was ready for the DRC champions.

“It was clear that we were going to meet them after they won their first leg 3-2 away in Tanzania. So we were preparing knowing that they would be our opponents in the first round. We are ready for them. Morale is high and I am happy with the way things are moving because I have most of the players I had targeted,” said Chiweshe.

But, Dynamos will have to work hard if they entertain any hopes of going further in this tournament as they face a team that boasts four former Dynamos players, and could help plot their downfall.

The DRC outfit signed the quartet of former Dynamos goalkeeper Ephraim Mazarura, midfielders Carrington Gomba and Mutshumayeli Moyo, and striker Philip Marufu.

Interestingly, Marufu and Gomba were on target as FC Lupopo beat Young Africans of Tanzania 3-2 in the first leg in Zanzibar. The four players have promised to give Dynamos a good run for their money.

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