HARDLIFE FOR ZVIREKWI

15 September 2017

Hardlife Zvirekwi

CAPS United right back Hardlife Zvirekwi must be ready to shut down Dynamos winger Cleopus Kapupurika, if they are entertaining coming out of the Harare derby unscathed.

Zvirekwi could not keep up with Kapupurika’s pace in the reverse fixture, and it was from that weakness that Dynamos got their first goal scored by Cameroonian striker Ntouba Epoupa.

Yesterday Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa said it may not be Kapupurika on that side as they have other speedy players knocking on the door for a place in the team.

Kapupurika

“We have quite a number of players in those areas. Apart from Cleopas we have Valentine Kadonzvo who does the same in that department. We have Sadiki (Takunda) and we also have Emmanuel Mandiranga. Whoever we will select to do duty in those areas, we expect them to take us further,” Mutasa said.

While CAPS United coach Lloyd Mutasa will be worried about making sure he corrects the weaknesses that saw them go down 2-0 in the first leg, Mutasa will have his own problems to worry about.

Against Highlanders, defender Godfrey Mukambi struggled with Gabriel Nyoni’s pace.

The DeMbare coach admitted they have had to work on how to contain speedy forwards in the build-up to this game.

CAPS United striker Dominic Chungwa provides both power and good speed. But it could be Bamusi who could cause problems for Mukambi and Marshal Machazane if he decides to cut into the inside.

Mutasa said: “Two games are never the same. You look at Mukambi, he played well and even against that same CAPS United side.

“We would like to believe that even the likes of Bamusi were part of that team that played that day.

“So we are saying two games are never the same. We have talked about how it is like to mark players with pace and I’m sure the youngsters are ready to do the job.”

Dynamos are eager to make sure they complete a double over CAPS United.

“We are doing well at the moment but I think we are also preparing well for that tie as well.

“We are trying to maximise, trying to get an advantage. We do not want to count eggs before they hatch and we are now playing the games in hand that we were talking about. I’m sure we would want as much as possible to capitalise and get the points,” said Mutasa.

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