Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
Tonderai Ndiraya says they have since shifted focus to the Premiership following their elimination in the Chibuku Super Cup.
DeMbare travel to Gibbo to face Triangle.
“We are preparing well but I think our only worry is the travelling. We were there a few days ago and we are going back again.
“That means we are going to travel a long distance in a few days that is giving us sleepless nights. We don’t really know how to manage the fatigue.
“But other than that we have been battling to put behind us the semi final defeat to FC Platinum. I’m glad that the boys have gone over that and we are now geared to play.
“So the issue really is how we are going to manage the recovery so that our boys will get into the game on Sunday in the best physical and mental shape.
Dynamos played a friendly against Division 1 side Beta X1, which they won 3-2 yesterday at Prince Edward.
Ndiraya said they had to give players a run and also see if they’re prepared physically and mentally for the game after Sunday’s 1-0 defeat against FC Platinum in the Chibuku semifinals.
“Basically it was a game we organized for the players, who didn’t play on Sunday. That’s what we normally do, we try as much as possible to organise matches for them.
“Of course we also use the name as part of our preparation, test our tactics and how prepared we are tactically especially going into the next match.
“So that’s what we do every week and I’m glad that we saw some improvement especially psychologically like I said we were so devastated with the defeat on Sunday.
“Especially after a general feeling that put in a very good shift, the team put in a very good performance, it was really disheartening to lose that.
“And the fact that it was our first loss in a long time, since 2020 rather so we really wanted to go
all the way.
“So psychologically we also wanted to measure if our team was prepared and had put behind them the disappointing defeat against FC Platinum,” he said.
“I must say that I saw some good signs and we should be in for an exciting match at Triangle.
“Triangle or the Lowveld in general is a very difficult place to visit especially if you look at the temperatures associated in that part of the country. It’s very hot, extremely hot.
“When we went there the last time it was about 44 degrees, so it’s difficult to play under those
“But that’s what the league exciting to go out there, get three points or a result under those conditions.
“So it’s a fixture we always look forward to as a team and we need to go there and get three points,
it would be really exciting so we are looking forward to that especially with the travel we’ve done we hope we can get a result and really put behind us the disappointing defeat.”
Barnabas Mushunje scored a hat trick in the friendly yesterday and Ndiraya says he is likely to start on Sunday.
“He scored hattrick today(yesterday) and he has done well and he tried his best on Sunday.
“When a player gives you such a performance what can you do as coach besides rewarding him with a starting place.
“We were preparing with him on our minds and hopefully he can stay fit and play on Sunday,” he said.
Dynamos will travel without Sylvester Appiah who is out due to an injury.
“We still have Sylvester Appiah who is out but he is now doing light training so he is the only
injury that we have.
“Other than that we have almost everyone competing for a place on Sunday,” he said.
On Jimmy Dzingai training with them, he said:
“We also have Jimmy Dzingai, who is training with us he was as you are aware inactive for some time, he has requested to train with us .
But there’s nothing really at the moment we are focusing on what we have.
“I can’t really say we are looking at him so that we sign him but it’s not a secret that we’ve also started preparing for for the season next year,” he said.