DeMbare comes to town…to face bogey, bouyant Gamecocks

22 Jul, 2022 - 00:07 0 Views
DeMbare comes to town…to face bogey, bouyant Gamecocks Tonderai Ndiraya and Joey Antipas


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FORMER Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions Dynamos will aim to keep their fleeting hopes of a top of the table finish alive when they make the journey to Bulawayo for a date against buoyant title chasing Chicken Inn at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

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DeMbare, who have gone for four consecutive games without registering a win, last weekend played a nil all draw against pacesetters FC Platinum.

Joey Antipas’ Gamecocks charges left it late to overcome city rivals Bulawayo Chiefs with an impressive 3-1 triumph.

At a time tough games have kept on mounting for DeMbare, they will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways, at least post a victory in their third visit to the City of Kings and Queens this season.

The blue half of the capital is hard pressed for a victory to get their title hopes back on track.

The losses against Cranborne Bullets, Highlanders, Triangle United and Chicken Inn in their first leg encounter played in the capital, saw Dynamos’ title hopes slipping further away as they head into Saturday’s match with 36 points, four shy of log leaders FC Platinum.

Tonderai Ndiraya

But with the Gamecocks having bounced back to winning ways and bolstered their squad with the acquisition of club returnee Clive Augusto and combative defender Vincent Moyo, Tonderai Ndiraya’s side will certainly need to up their game to pick up positive results.

“In my opinion the fact that we matched a team (FC Platinum) that is good has put us on another level. It showed we are not a bad side despite going through some difficult times,” said Ndiraya.

Antipas wants to see his men continue from where they left when they got the better of Bulawayo Chiefs.

The Gamecocks will need to bag another win or two to avoid getting dragged out of the top of the table finish battle and in the process keep a close check on Pure Platinum Play.

“I believe our confidence is back.

The championship race is a marathon and we should focus on winning our games.

We can’t afford to talk about the championship when we are losing matches,” said Antipas.

Meanwhile, smarting from a 2-1 away loss at the hands of relegation threatened Whawha, Highlanders will on Sunday do duty against Bulawayo City at Emagumeni.

FC Platinum have a date with ZPC Kariba at Mandava Stadium.

Former Cup Kings CAPS United will welcome Manica Diamonds at National Sports Stadium.

Benjani Mwaruwari’s Ngezi Platinum Stars face miracle boys Yadah FC in another match set for National Sports Stadium.
Gibbo Stadium will be the venue for the game between Triangle United and Black Rhinos.

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