20 April 2018
DYNAMOS coach Lloyd Mutasa believes the Harare derby will silence those doubting his team capabilities.
He was speaking after their training session at Motor Action Sports Club yesterday, ahead of the showdown at National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
“The importance of this match is that we want to indicate to the doubting ‘Thomases’ that we have a team good enough to do better than what we did last year.
“If you beat a team like CAPS United then it will be a mark towards that direction, probably telling the doubting Thomases that we have a team that is capable of competing,” Mutasa said.
He added: “So far so good, we have all the players up and about. We are ready to play a derby against CAPS United.
“I think it’s a healthy situation where you choose your team from the bulk of the players that you have registered.
“That is what we have wanted from the onset and we are happy that we now have most of our players.
“They are ready for the show down, all the other guys are up for selection including Emmanuel Mandiranga and Peace Makaha.”
Midfielder Marvelous Mukumba however, remains doubtful for the game.
“Mukumba is the only one who started full training this week and might not be part of the team come this Sunday,” he said.
Mutasa could find himself face-to-face with Denver Mukamba who was loaned out after a fall-out.
“We are not worried by an individual, we have played against former Dynamos sons before, I know what he can do and I think we are looking at CAPS United as a team.
“I think we have been preparing for Makepekepe as a team not individuals. I always say CAPS United are a great team and it is going to be a tough assignment.
“These youngsters really know what they are up against and they are working very hard to try and improve themselves,” Mutasa said.
Dynamos are yet to win in six games. Mutasa views this match as a confidence booster.
“I am sure it’s a match that would probably give us confidence if we manage to collect a positive result.
“I am sure we have been longing for a positive result for much. We have done what is supposed to be done, this is a game that we should be more hungry to strike and collect the maximum points.
“I think we would probably atone for that by giving a good display and getting the three points to our side.
“These matches it’s all about talking with the guys here and the Sunday day will be for them to execute while we relax and give them the room to feel relaxed so that they get into the match with a better mood,” said Mutasa.