NEWLY-PROMOTED Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Dongo Sawmills’ preparedness ahead of their debut season in the top-flight league will come under test when they lock horns with reigning champions Dynamos in a pre-season friendly match at Vengere Stadium in Rusape on Saturday.
Dongo Sawmills FC have played three friendly matches in Rusape so far, managing a confidence-boosting goalless draw against Caps United before they suffered a 0-2 defeat to Flame Lily.
Club director Francis Dongo confirmed the upcoming match against Dynamos, adding that they had assembled a formidable side.
“We are going to play Dynamos this Saturday in a friendly match at Vengere Stadium,” he said.
“I think this is going to be our first big match after Caps United and we are expecting a big crowd since we attracted impressive attendance in our last three friendly matches.
“We are not in the league to make numbers, but we are aiming to provide that much needed competition. We have youngsters who are eager to make names and we are very confident they are going to impress.”
The most notable player at the side is former 2008 PSL top scorer Evans Chikwaikwai and former Dynamos player Dylan Chiwandire who is expected to make an impression upfront.
Dongo Sawmills head coach Shardreck Mugurasave went on a scouting mission in remote areas to tap talent and they look to have unearthed a raw gem in the mould of goalkeeper Tatenda Pfumojena from Eastern Region Division One league side Clearwater.
Other players set to ply their trade at the side are defenders Never Musvipa, Walter Mugiyo, Dragon Shuvha, midfielders Tawanda Chiuya, Last Jese, Martin Jongwe, Shepherd Sithole and Martin Jongwe.