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Depleted Dynamos face Shabanie


DYNAMOS vice-captain Tawanda Muparati will have to pass a late fitness test as the champions host Shabanie Mine in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) tie at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon.


The influential Dynamos midfielder failed to last the match against Triangle which they drew 2-2, as he limped off with an injury.

Dynamos will be hoping to clear the Shabanie Mine hurdle in their bid to land the PSL crown for the third successive season, but have been undone by suspensions in the build-up to the match.

Defender Patson Jaure is serving the last match of his suspension after a red card while Oscar Machapa and Murape Murape will also be out after accumulating three yellow cards each.

Clive Kawinga, who has been blowing hot and cold this season, is nursing an injury and has been ruled out.

Assistant coach Richard Chihoro said Muparati started light training yesterday, but will have to pass a late fitness test.

“He was hurt during the match against Triangle. He could not finish the match, so we are not sure whether he will play or not because he is yet to be examined by the doctor. He has to pass a late fitness test,” Chihoro said.

The Dynamos coach, however, said they had enough cover for Jaure with Victor Kamhuka, utility player Thomas Magorimbo and Augustine Mbara all available.

“Cliff Sekete has been playing well in most of the games he has featured in so far and we will be looking forward to him as well,” he said.

Luke Masomere’s men have shown great potential to throw spanners into the works for the defending champions.

Shabanie held Dynamos to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at Maglas Stadium in Zvishavane — one of their ten draws in the campaign so far.

The Zvishavane outfit also dumped Dynamos from the BancABC Sup8r Cup.

But Shabanie will be without William Ngonya, suspended for picking up three yellow cards.

Dynamos patron Webster Shamu has promised $2 000 for each goal that will be scored by his team while the club’s executive is also understood to be working on extra incentives for the last three matches.

The league title is Dynamos’ only chance for a piece of silverware this season after losing out on the BancABC Sup8r and the Mbada Diamonds Cup where they were knocked out by giant killers How Mine.

Only three matches remain before the conclusion of the season and Dynamos lead the PSL race with 49 points while Harare City are second with the same number of points, because of an inferior goal difference.

Highlanders are on third position, a point behind the league leaders.

The Bulawayo giants will tackle inform Triangle hoping to claw back to the summit of the league table while Harare City take on relegated Motor Action at Gwanzura Stadium.

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