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DeMbare seek first win against Chicken Inn in Byo

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CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League champions Dynamos have never beaten Chicken Inn at Barbourfields (BF) Stadium since the fast-foods outlet team ventured into top-flight football.

FORTUNE MBELE
SPORTS REPORTER

Dynamos have always played at home first since then, beating the GameCocks 1-0 at Rufaro Stadium before a goalless draw in the return leg.

In 2012, Chicken Inn travelled to Harare and came back home empty-handed after a 2-1 defeat in May which they avenged in September when the champions scored an own goal and the Bulawayo side collected maximum points.

Last year Chicken Inn went to Harare and shared the spoils with Dynamos in a 1-1 draw before settling for another stalemate at Barbourfields with a 2-2 scoreline.

Dynamos have only beaten Chicken Inn twice since 2011 in the league, but it has never been in Bulawayo where they have drawn two times and lost once.

However, Dynamos manager Richard Chihoro yesterday said they would be coming out with the three points in the bag against Chicken Inn tomorrow.

“There is always a first time and we are going there to win. We will definitely collect maximum points at BF, our second home ground. We are ready for the match and we don’t have any injuries in camp,” Chihoro said.

But it will definitely be a stern test for DeMbare head coach Kalisto Pasuwa, who is bubbling with confidence after dismissing Highlanders 1-0 on Sunday at the National Sports Stadium.

It is their third time at BF this year, where they claimed the scalps of How Mine 1-0 and Bantu Rovers 3-1.

The champions, with 22 points, will troop to Bulawayo with Washington Pakamisa, Stephen Alimenda, Ronald Chitiyo, Devon Chafa, Tichaona Mabvura, Tawanda Muparati, Simba Sithole and Anesu Gondo.

They would be hoping to claim the top spot as pacesetters Hwange will be away to Caps United on Sunday at the National Sports Stadium and How Mine will hit the road to Gibbo Stadium for Triangle United, in tricky matches.

However, Chicken Inn appear to have found the good form and on Sunday handed Hwange their first home defeat at the Colliery.

Coach Joey Antipas said the victory over Hwange was history and they hoped to put up a good performance against Dynamos and continue the trend of not losing to the champions at BF.

“We hope to continue with the trend, but we will have to give 100% and put up a good show. Beating Hwange is now water under the bridge. It will be good if we came out with positive results on Saturday (tomorrow),” Antipas said.

The man to watch at Chicken Inn would be Thomas Chimenya who has found the net in the last two games. Brian Mbiriri has recovered from injury and started training during the week. Chicken Inn have Ishmael Lawe, Tendai Mukambi, Clemence Matawu, George Majika, Canaan Nkomo, Thabani Goredema and Ramson Zhuwawo.

Danny Phiri is away on trials in South Africa while Mkhokheli Dube is still in the United States on private business.

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