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Dynamos, CAPS clash in Chibuku Super Cup derby

by Staff reporter
05 Jun 2021 at 09:16hrs | Views
Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya says he faces his biggest test yet when his team squares off against arch-rivals CAPS United in a Chibuku Super Cup derby at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Dembare top the Group One table after collecting seven points from three matches.

"Derbies like these are usually unpredictable and usually the team which has character wins. It will be a tough match I can admit, but we will give our all as usual," Ndiraya told ZimLive.

"The good thing is that we are beginning to gel as a team after three games so far in this competition and combinations are working."

Dynamos labored to a 1-0 victory over ZPC Kariba on Thursday.

Another Sunday derby pits defending champions Highlanders against Bulawayo City at Barbourfieds Stadium.

Bosso played to a goalless draw with Chicken Inn last Sunday and will be desperate to collect maximum points in this encounter to maximize their odds of retaining their championship.

Lloyd Chitembwe's Harare City will kick-start the weekend action in an early match against Herentals at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday before Manica Diamonds play Black Rhinos at Sakubva Stadium at 1 PM.

The clash between Bulawayo Chiefs and Chicken Inn, both from the second city, will wrap up Saturday's action at Babourfields Stadium at 3 PM.

Yadah, who drew nill-all against Harare City on Wednesday, will take on ZPC Kariba in the capital at 11 PM, while Nesbert Saruchera's Cranborne Bullets will clast with Tenax at Sakubva Stadium.

But all focus will certainly be in the capital where first and second-placed Dynamos and CAPS United collide in the much-awaited encounter after more than a year of Covid-19 induced inaction.

Makepekepe, who have certainly sharpened their art in staging late victories, will be under pressure to topple their rivals from the apex of the group table while Dembare will be looking to extend their lead.

The Green Machine used the same formula to overcome Herentals 2-1 last Wednesday at the National Sports Stadium.

They drew their first two games against Yadah (2-2) and Harare City (1-1) in the same fashion.

Source - zimlive
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