Bello’s emotional return

31 March 2017

Gift Bello

FC PLATINUM fullback Gift Bello admits it will be an emotional occasion when he faces his former club this weekend.

Bello is eyeing another win against Dynamos on Sunday but admits facing his ex-employers at the National Sports Stadium will always be difficult.

Bello was on target last season when he silenced DeMbare at Rufaro Stadium in a 1-0 win.

He said: “Because of the emotion it would be a hard game to play”

“I had a great time there. Dynamos was the first club that gave me an opportunity to prove myself in international football.

“I think all the former players who won the league and then left the club still have a special emotion, a special feeling, for the club. For three years I really enjoyed my time there. I won the league with Dynamos. We had some great results there.

“But life has to go on,” he said.

Despite a squad rebuilding exercise at Dynamos, Bello says they will not underrate the Harare giants.

“With the quality that they have, they could easily be the team to beat. Football followers have been talking about rebuilding going on at DeMbare but I think they can upset any team. We have to be careful and respect them.

“We have faith and we will fight. We just have to stay up to collect maximum points,” added Bello.

FC Platinum missed out on the Premier league title on the last day of the season and Bello says it’s their chance this year.

“We missed it. It was very close. We made mistakes and we must correct them this year. We are focused and I believe we have enough experienced players to stand the pressure.

The encounter also marks Bret Amidu’s first clash against Dynamos after leaving the Harare giants in January.

Amidu is among the four new acquisitions for the Zvishavane-based side including Talent Chawapihwa, Agrippa Murimba and Gift Mbweti.