By Jafferson Ndhlovu,
Rejuvenated Harare and arguably Zimbabwe footballing giants Dynamos FC are on the hunt once again. This time they setting a trap for troubled Bantu Rovers.
The match is set for 19.30 on Friday 30th at National Sports Stadium in Harare.
On any given day Rovers would have chosen to meet any other team but not Dembare in their scintillating. These a good times for Dynamos FC and its fans, they have been dispatching opponents along the way.
While Dynamos is increasingly looking like the team to claim its old superiority status on scene, Bantu Rovers are having a forgettable spell and have lost 11 games and conceded 35 times. With the their Friday opponents are in goal tally look more to increase.
They lying second from the bottom having just won twice and draw twice. On the other hand a win for Dembare on Friday could see the tasting the log apex if only for the limited hours. But it will be feeling that has eluded the club for so many months.
On paper the game appears to be foregone conclusion but Dynamos team Richard Chihoro is very cautious about their approach to face Rovers.
“They are a major threat. These are the most dangerous teams to face. Form doesn’t count in such games because these teams are more determined when they play us and we will never underestimate them. We know what they can do, so we have a big task at hand,” Chihoro said
Former Zimbabwe national team striker Agent Sawu now on the technical bench books of Bantu Rovers, and former striker for Dynamos had this to say.
“We are going to Harare as underdogs and they can underrate us at their own peril. The boys are ready and morale is high because they understand the magnitude of the game and all of them want to perform to the best of their abilities.
There is a possibility of us getting a positive result because pressure will be on Dynamos who want to maintain their unbeaten run and we could pounce on their mistakes,” said Sawu.
Bantu Rovers biggest result ever against Dembare was a nil all draw in Harare. That same season Rovers got relegated to division one. But an optimistic Sawu had the following to say.
“This is a different ball game altogether with different players that are eager to get a positive result. We’ve got a young squad with a couple of experienced players who have been playing well, but luck has been eluding us in front of goal. We’re looking forward to a brighter future and very soon we will start getting results we wish for and it might be on Friday, who knows,”.
Dynamos have a game in hand to that of table toppers Ngezi Platinum with an abandoned game which the league management has yet to decide on.