15 September 2017
DYNAMOS coach Lloyd Mutasa yesterday conceded that he will miss Tichaona Chipunza and Lincoln “Badra” Zvasiya in a crucial Harare derby clash with champions, CAPS United.
The two defenders, who have played an important part in this campaign, are out after accumulating three yellow cards.
In the absence of Chipunza, Gift Saunyama will be expected to control the midfield as there is no guarantee that Obey Mwerahari, who is coming from injury, will come to the party.
Mutasa has however, challenged those that will replace the suspended players to be counted and make sure they inspire the team to victory against bitter rivals CAPS United.
Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa
“Lincoln and Tichaona are the reasons why we are where we are at the moment. They have been tremendous through-out the season. And I would like to think that whoever will be filling into their shoes have watched how those guys were playing,” said Mutasa.
In the absence of Badra and Chipunza, Mwerahari and Marshal Machazane, who are coming from injury, are expected to play a big role.
“They have been doing well through-out the week and we hope they will be part and parcel of the team and be selected to do duty this week.
“We expect them to come in and do the job for us,” said the DeMbare coach.
It is highly unlikely that DeMbare will field striker Ntouba Epoupa whose red card was reversed by the Zifa Referees Committee.
Although Zifa have the final say in the matter, in a court of arbitration, DeMbare can lose the case and have three points deducted as they did not follow the proper procedure in protesting against the red card.
However, Mutasa did not have the final say on the issue
“As a technical team, we cannot say much about that as we have to try and hear from the management. I think by the end of the day, we will be able to know the position.
“He (Ntouba) trained well with the others. He is fit and raring to go. I wouldn’t want to talk much about things we do not have control over. What we can only do as a technical team is to make sure that everyone that we have registered and is fit to play the match, must be ready to do duty at any given time,” Mutasa said.