Battle of Harare Part one beckons

Despite the fact that the two oldest Harare football giants Dynamos and Caps United are performing relatively below par this season, fans have not been spared the that will not deter the City from coming to a stand still on Sunday 3pm at Rufaro stadium the home of Zimbabwean football.

Washington Arubi formerly of Dynamos.
Washington Arubi formerly of Dynamos.

Fans have already started trading blows on different fora including facebook in the build up to the potentially explosive encounter as has been the tradition over the years.

After their impressive showing against Highlanders at Barbourfields on Sunday, Dynamos quickly got back to business on Tuesday making sure their go out for an outright victory come Sunday against their bitter rivals.

Dembare assistant coach Tonderayi Ndiraya said the team is eager to win their remaining games in order to reduce the nine point gap between them and pacesetters Highlanders.

"Everyone is focused ahead of this game. The players now know the significance of this game hence the need to put in extra effort," said the former Dynamos supremo.

He however played down the effects of losing goal scoring merchant Takesure Chinyama to super diski side Orlando Pirates saying the team had enough manpower to come to the party.

"We have been seeing it coming and that is the reason why we have been grooming youngsters like Farai Mupasiri who have already proven beyond doubt that they are premiership material", said Ndiraya.

The assistant coach was also full of praise for defence stalwart Patisson Jaure saying despite scoring an own goal on Sunday against Highlanders he has been in top form and only if keeps a level head ha is destined for greater heights.

"Jaure will definitely be playing on Sunday and we have already spoken to him to him about what happened on Sunday and he knows it is now history and is now focused for another derby", he said.

Meanwhile their opposition Caps United who where inactive over the weekend are busy putting their house in order ahead the explosive encounter set to determine Irishman's Sean Connor's fate axing two of their senior players David Rediyoni and Pride Tafirenyika for absconding from training for close to a month.

Club vice president Farai Jere confirmed the reports saying no one is bigger than the team and that Caps United is a big institution whose image has to be protected jealously.

"We have resolved to axe anyone who is found on the wrong side the club's code of conduct hence we started by terminating captain David Sengu's contract for leading a revolt some weeks ago.

Last season the two teams clashed four times with Dynamos walking away as the victors in all the encounters and only time will tell whether they will repeat the same feat.

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