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CHICKEN INN head coach, Joey Antipas, says the abscence of Brighton Makopa and Danny Phiri could affect his team in their Castle Lager Premiership battle against Dynamos at Barbourfields tomorrow.

Makopa has been ruled out of the game because of a toe injury.

Phiri, a former Gamecocks former captain who rejoined the club earlier this year, is suspended for the game.

He was shown a straight read card when the Gamecocks 1-2 at the hands of Yadah.

“It’s a big blow for us but we are a team of many gifted players and I believe that those who will be selected will do the job for us,” said Antipas.

“It only needs a 100 percent commitment from all of us to beat Dynamos.”

Makopa has two goals under his belt.

With Makopa out, Chicken Inn will again bank on the hard running Brian Muza, Michael Charamba, towering Malvin Hwata and veteran Clive Augusto, for goals.

Brendon Rendo, George Majika, Brendon Mpofu, Joseph Tulani and Genius Mutungamiri provide the Gamecocks with enough arsenal to win this match.

DeMbare could be without skipper Frank Makarati and midfield star Tanaka Shandirwa.

Both are nursing injuries.

Emmanuel Jalai, who has been DeMbare’s best player so far this season, is on a one-game suspension and will also miss the game.

He has picked three yellow cards.

He got his first caution on March 16, during their game against Hwange.

Jalai was shown his second and third yellow cards during their matches against Yadah Stars and Ngezi Platinum Stars.

Chicken Inn are in fourth place, three adrift from pacesetters Highlanders.

DeMbare are 11th with 10 points.

However, the Glamour Boys could get to 13 points if, as is largely expected, they are awarded three points from their abandoned match against Chegutu Pirates.

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