HWANGE midfielder Farai Vimisai has warned champions Dynamos that they should brace for a war when the two sides clash in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) at the Colliery tomorrow.
Vimisai, who was loaned to Dynamos by Hwange in 2011, inspired the coal miners to a 1-0 victory over FC Platinum in the first round of the Mbada Diamonds Cup on Sunday at the Colliery.
Soon after the triumph, Vimisai, named the man-of-the-match to walk away with $500, said the victory over Platinum was a confidence booster ahead of the home clash against Dynamos, as Chipangano seeks to survive the chop from the PSL with nine matches remaining to wrap up the season.
Vimisai said he was confident that they would beat DeMbare tomorrow to ease their relegation woes.
“We have already been preparing hard for Dynamos and the win against FC Platinum was actually a morale booster. Wednesday (tomorrow) should bring us nothing short of victory and we are definitely going to win that match. Dynamos should come down here prepared for war. We need to win this game,” Vimisai said.
Immediately after dispatching FC Platinum on Sunday, Hwange went back into camp yesterday morning gearing for the league match against Dynamos.
DeMbare beat Tripple B 1-0 to start their defence of the Mbada Diamonds Cup.
Hwange are sitting on the dangerous zone on the log table, perching on position 13 with 22 points from 21 games, but their chances of remaining in the top-flight league are still open judging by the gap between the teams that they trail.
Hwange turned up the heat on FC Platinum, who lost the BancABC Sup8r Cup final to Shabanie Mine last Saturday.
Vimisai, Oscar Lungu, Isaac Masame and substitute Tafara Chese had a good game against FC Platinum at the Colliery on Sunday.
Meanwhile, FC Platinum will travel to Barbourfields tomorrow for a league match against Highlanders, who also made it to the quarter-finals of the Mbada Diamonds Cup after beating Triangle 3-2 at BF on Sunday.
Highlanders’ Gabriel Nyoni grabbed a brace while Njabulo Ncube got the third to ensure Bosso cruised to the next stage of the tournament.
Chicken Inn, who humbled Sup8r Cup winners Shabanie Mine 3-0 in a Mbada Cup tie on Saturday, will travel to Harare tomorrow for a date with troubled Motor Action, who also bowed out of the tournament after losing 7-6 in a penalty shoot-out against Caps United on Saturday.
Shabanie Mine will travel to Harare for a clash with Harare City.
How Mine, who made it into the quarter-finals of Mbada Diamonds in their maiden season in the PSL after beating Black Rhinos 1-0 at Barbourfields, will also be away to Buffaloes at Sakubva Stadium.
Tomorrow: Harare City v Shabanie Mine (Rufaro), Motor Action v Chicken Inn (Motor Action Stadium), Buffaloes v How Mine (Sakubva), Caps United v Triangle (National Sports Stadium) Hwange v Dynamos (Colliery), Highlanders v FC Platinum (Barbourfields)