31 March 2017
DYNAMOS coach Lloyd Mutasa has a positive headache ahead of the FC Platinum match with the return to full fitness of defender Obey Mwerahari.
Mwerahari struggled with injuries in the past weeks but proved he is back in their last friendly match.
Now Mutasa will be forced to decide on his best two central defenders between Mwerahari, Lincoln Zvasiya and Elisha Muroiwa.
Chances are high he could consider a 3-5-2 formation and use all the three or push Mwerahari to right back if he uses the 4-2-3-1 formation.
DeMbare will need all the experience they can get against FC Platinum at National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Team manager Richard Chihoro said the coach had many options ahead of the tie.
“Everyone is available for selection which is good for the coach. Obey is now fully fit and he even played in our last friendly game. So that is also good for the coaches to have many options and it is up to them how they use the players. They best know what is good for the team for this match,” said Chihoro.
While Muroiwa is set to claim a starting place in the team, coach Mutasa will be aware that he should develop a new partnership for the central defence as the defender is set to leave in June for Tanzania.
The former champions will then be forced to look for another defender to add to their options which also include Marshal Machazane.
Chances are former captain Augustine Mbara could also bounce back but the two parties have not been in touch.
The player’s manager this week told H-Metro that the player had terminated his contract by mutual consent and could join any local team.
“He told me three weeks back that he will be coming back. But apart from that, there has not been any communication between us and the player. And besides it will be upto the coaches whether they are interested in the player or not,” said Chihoro.
Sunday’s match will mark the second time that Mutasa will be facing his former club FC Platinum in a league match in Harare.
Last year he failed to get the better of Norman Mapeza’s charges at Rufaro.
The same match will also mark the first time that Bret Amidu will come face to face with his former club Dynamos.