Tadious Manyepo

Sports Reporter

DYNAMOS coach Genesis Mangombe has described CAPS United as a “A VERY BIG TEAM” which must be accorded the respect they deserve.

The cheapest ticket for the Derby is now US$3.

The Green Machine have been struggling this season and go into the Harare Derby amid low expectations within their fan base.

However, Mangombe, who has done well since taking over at the Glamour Boys, says Makepekee deserve respect.

“CAPS United might be struggling of late but they remain CAPS United,” he said.

“They are a very big team with good players and a top coach.

“We have to be very cautious in our approach.

“It’s a very tough match for both teams. Fans should come in their numbers and witness top football between the two rivals on Sunday.”

Influential midfielder Tanaka Shandirwa, who missed DeMbare’s 2-1 defeat to Bulawayo Chiefs last week after he was tripped on his ankle by Highlanders defender Andrew Mbeba, in an off-the-ball incident, two weeks ago, is back.

Dynamos will not have Issah Sadiki and defender Donald Dzvinyai for the Derby.

“While I am disappointed that we won’t have Sadiki and Dzvinyai for the big match against CAPS United, I am also happy that two of our important squad members, Prince Tafiremutsa and Shandirwa (Tanaka) are back from injury.

“It’s a huge boost for the team.

“Everyone else is available for selection and raring to go. We beat CAPS United in the first leg and we will try to go for the full points on Sunday as well.

DeMbare won 2-0 in the reverse fixture with Donald Mudadi and Jayden Bakare getting the goals for the Glamour Boys.

Sadiki has accumulated three yellow cards.

“Issah (Sadiki) is a man of the big moments. He can be the X-Factor and the magician that you need to find a way past stubborn opponents,” said Mangombe.

“We wanted to be with him on Sunday against CAPS United.

“We know what he is capable of doing in these big matches.

“He has a very big heart and a very big mind.

“But, he will not be available for this key fixture. It’s very disappointing and a very big blow for us going into this match.”

He will only start training next week after missing close to four weeks of action.

But, it’s not all gloomy for the Glamour Boys, who have been boosted by the return of the pair of goalkeeper Prince Tafiremutsa and midfielder Tanaka Shandirwa. Tafiremutsa had been nursing a back injury for the past four weeks with Taimon Mvula keeping the goals in his absence.

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