Tadious Manyepo

Sports Reporter

GENESIS MANGOMBE can win back the hearts of Dynamos fans with a victory over CAPS United in the Harare Derby at Rufaro on Sunday.

The coach has been under scrutiny in recent weeks as the Glamour Boys have been finding the going tough in the Premiership marathon.

That Dynamos have dropped points enmasse at Rufaro hasn’t helped matters either.

But the team has been creating good chances but failing to score.

And Mangombe has demanded clinical finishing in the Harare Derby.

“It’s always good to play these derbies but you know these derbies come with unpredictable results.

“We are really trying our best to prepare.

“We are preparing in every area to try and make sure that at the end of the day we win this game.

“We need to do everything to get a result.

“We will try our best to make sure that we also convert the chances we are creating because you

see that in every game we are creating a lot of chances but we are failing to finish them off.”

Mangombe said his players are self-motivated to do well in the Harare Derby, a fixture they have dominated over the past two years.

“These boys raise their game whenever playing in derbies. They are motivated already and have been fighting to be in the First XI.

“We have some of the guys who have been nursing injuries back at training now back (Tanaka Shandirwa, Shadreck Nyahwa, Issah Sadiki and Martin Mapisa).

“Captain Frank (Makarati) is still nursing an injury but he could be back next week.

“Whenever you play the way we do, with that philosophy of playing it from the back, the system allows us to explore scoring variations and if we do that on Sunday, we stand a really good chance of winning.”

The former Yadah gaffer also addressed match officials.

“If you have been following how we have been playing, you will see that we have not really been failing to win but some of the decisions from match officials have been very dubious.

“We cannot change those decisions but, at the end of the day, we still have to accept those results and we need to also work very hard so that if some of the goals are denied, we would have some to smile on.

“If we score two, three, it means that we can win those games. The most important thing is for us to play well.

“At times players need to be composed and bury chances.”

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