MABLANYO IN CONTROL

Eddie Chikamhi

Senior Sports Reporter

LLOYD ‘Mablanyo’ Chigowe is set to return into the spotlight this weekend when he leads Dynamos in a Chibuku Super Cup quarter-final tie against FC Platinum at Mandava.

The 59-year-old will have to step into the hot seat for the time being, to fill the void left by head coach Genesis Mangombe, who is away in Botswana on national duty.

Chigowe yesterday took the Glamour Boys through their paces in preparation for the big game.

“Obviously, Chigowe will be in charge of this game and has the backing of everyone to do well,” said Dynamos chairman, Moses Maunganidze.

“He is part of the team. 

“We believe we have assembled a competent technical team and our side has shown a lot of positivity this year in terms of their play.

“The technical team has put in place a template which these guys are working with, even in the absence of Mangombe. 

“We also have able replacements for the two of our players that are with the national team.”

Chigowe has since put behind him the memories of 2019 when he was last at the helm of the Glamour Boys.

The ex-BAT Ramblers centreback was unceremoniously kicked out after enduring a tormenting first few games of the season.

The upcoming Chibuku Super Cup quarter-final could help him reconnect with the DeMbare faithful.

The Harare giants will also miss their midfield duo of Tanaka Shandirwa and Donald Mudadi who are part of the Warriors delegation.

DeMbare had wanted the match postponed after three of their players were picked in the Warriors squad.

However, skipper Frank Makarati had to be dropped in a compromise deal between ZIFA and the Premier Soccer League.

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