Ndiraya wary of Kariba

13 Sep, 2019 - 17:09 0 Views
Ndiraya wary of Kariba


Snodia Mikiri

DYNAMOS coach Tonderai Ndiraya predicts a tough encounter when they travel to ZPC Kariba in a Premiership encounter at Nyamhunga tomorrow.

DeMbare will be looking forward to stretch their unbeaten run to 10 games.

At the same time, Kariba are also out to protect them home recording as they are yet to lose at their fortress.

Ndiraya, however, said they are not intimidated by Kariba’s home record.

“It’s one game that is going to test our character,” said Ndiraya.

‘It is going to be an explosive match particularly also given the fact that we defeated them in the reverse fixture.

“They will really be prepared for us. But we have improved in terms of our performance and that should give us confidence going into the match and I hope that we will bring a positive result,” he said.

The DeMbare gaffer said it will be tough encounter considering the weather conditions in Kariba.

“Kariba is always a difficult venue for so many teams, especially to do with the weather conditions.

“You are merely playing with the weather conditions more than anything else.

“If you add the form ZPC Kariba then you know you have quite a bit of a match. We have done well in the past weeks,” he said.

DeMbare are seventh on the log with 33 points, six behind their Saturday opponent, who are second on the log.

They still miss four of their players among them Simba Nhivi and Edward Sadomba.

“Simba Nhivi got injured about two weeks ago, he is still out. Nhivi is yet to start light training. He is now recovering.

“Captain Edward Sadomba is also on the recovery path, he won’t be available for this match. Tanaka Chanyengeta and Panashe Siziba are also out.

“Tawanda Macheke is out too. We also have Robert Sackey who is out, when we thought he was coming back he also picked another injury,” he added.

Sadomba last played in their 1-1 draw against Black Rhinos in July.

“Sadomba has been out for some time. Naturally that means his fitness has really gone down. He joined the team this week, last week he did light training.

“So we will push for the next two to three weeks and then we see where he will be at in terms of his fitness levels.

“There is no need for us to rush him, yes he has been out for some time but we will wait for him to get ready. Because if we rush him he won’t last the distance, he might pick another injury.

“Apart from the concussion we are also working on his general fitness, so two to three weeks he should be fit to play,” said Ndiraya.

Ndiraya believes the available players will do duty.

“It’s quite a huge bill in terms of injury. But I think we have a huge squad.

“Those who have been there were doing a great job and I hope they can carry that form to Kariba,” he said.

“We have been very candid about the so many draws we had, I have been clamoring in terms of consistency. Consistency of winning games.

“We have been consistency in terms of avoiding defeat but that is not good enough. We need to get some more wins.

“Hoping that in the remaining games we can munch some more wins, we wait to see what the team does.”

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