Troubled Dynamos hope for a good result

Troubled Zimbabwe champions Dynamos are hoping for a good result in their Caf Confederations Cup tie against Interclube of Angola at Rufaro Stadium Sunday despite the events that characterised the run up to the match.

All has not been rosy for the Harare giants this past week with player injuries, suspensions, and absentees the order of the day but still coach Calisto Pasuwa is hoping his team will put all that behind them and get a good result.

Even team manager Richard Chihoro acknowledges the importance of coming up with a glut of goals in such home ties and said he would be happy with at least a 3-0 result.

Dynamos though were boosted by the return of gangling striker Takesure Chinyama who returned to training on Friday morning after missing out of action the whole of the week.

Chinyama who was in South Africa finalising a deal to move to South African glamorous club Orlando Pirates is expected to lead the Dynamos attack alongside last season’s Premiership top goal scorer Roderick Mutuma.

George Magariro has been moved to the midfield to give extra guile to the engine room but sadly Denver Mukamba is unlikely to feature for the Zimbabwean club after going AWOL the whole of the week and only arrived in Harare from South Africa late Friday.

The Dynamos defence has not been all that bad on the domestic scene but the 7-1 spanking by Esperance of Tunisia in the Caf Champions League has raised questions about its solidity in Pan African football.

Although Dynamos have home advantage in this game, Interclube coach Pernardino Pedroto has warned the Zimbabwean giants that his team is not here to lose or play for a draw.

‘The two teams want to win but we are confident of winning and progress through to the mini league stage of the tournament,” says Interclube coach Pedroto.

Dynamos are in the Caf Confederation Cup following their elimination from the Champions League by Esperance and another defeat this time at the hands of the Angolans will not do well to Zimbabwe’s club ranking in Pan African football.

The Confederation of African Football awarded Zimbabwe two slots in the Champions League and the Confederation Cup following previous good showing in these competitions. But of late, performances by Zimbabwean clubs has not been encouraging and Caf might be forced for a rethink.

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