25 May, 2023 - 00:05 0 Views


Bruce Chikuni 

 STAND-IN Dynamos captain, Emmanuel Jalai, says the Battle of Zimbabwe is not for the faint-hearted and today’s showdown at Barbourfields is no different.

It’s one of those occasions when he will pray that the meaning of his first name, ‘God is with us,’ will come true in this fiery duel.

He is one of three players in this Glamour Boys team who are called Emmanuel.

The other two are Emmanuel Paga and Emmanuel Ziocha.

A lot of focus, in the countdown to this match, has been on the misfiring forwards from both sides.

The 24-year-old wingback is backing his men to get it right.

“It’s a tough one as always, it’s never an easy game, that’s why it’s called the Battle of Zimbabwe,” he said.

“The team is prepared for the task at hand and we will do our best to get maximum points. 

“We are going to keep on applying the basics and I’m confident that goals will come after this tough phase that we find ourselves in.”

He added:

“It means a lot for me to lead the team into this blockbuster and it’s going to be a memorable one in my career. 

“This is all happening because of hard work and, of course, the hunger I have to progress to the next stage as a player. 

“I don’t have a point to prove to anyone because it’s there for everyone to see that football is played using the brains and not height.”

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