Zimbabwe: Ndiraya Sticks to Young Guns

22 November 2019

Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya has hinted on sticking to his young guns in the Harare Derby against CAPS United at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The youth brigade has been representing the Glamour Boys in recent matches.

Ndiraya has been impressed by what the boys have done and yesterday told his senior players to prove they deserve to be included in the squad for the Derby.

The Glamour Boys are unbeaten in the league in 19 matches.

Emmanuel Jalai and Jarrison Selemani have proved a revelation and have been leading DeMbare well.

Veterans Archford Gutu, Godknows Murwira and Edward Sadomba are back in training, but Jimmy Tigere aggravated his injury yesterday and has been ruled out of the contest.

"Since the Chapungu game, we have made a decision to move with the winning team," said Ndiraya.

"Senior players have been out due to various reasons. We will make a decision whether to include them.

"We have no pressure, apart from the pressure associated with trying to win games which, in any case, we have always had.

"I think it has been a long time since we last beat CAPS United in a league match. We are going there to get a result.

"A Derby is a big match and the players need to go out there and enjoy themselves.

"I think what is very important is what is on offer. CAPS United are fighting for the championship while we also pushing to get into the top four, that is not a secret."

The coach said they are in the right frame of mind for the big game.

"We have worked so hard to get where we are and we have a very good chance to get into the top four," the coach said.

"We are just two points away from top four. Ironically, we are also just a point away from going drastically down.

"The Derby, being a Derby, is a very difficult match."

Ndiraya maintained he has a lot of respect for CAPS United gaffer Darlington Dodo who will be in charge for his first Derby.

Dodo was second-in-command in the first instalment of the big match which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Lloyd Chitembwe was CAPS United's head coach then.


Tomorrow: Bulawayo Chiefs v Chicken Inn (Luveve), Harare City v Yadah (Rufaro),

Sunday: Black Rhinos v Ngezi (Rufaro), CAPS v Dynamos (NSS), Mushowani v TelOne (Trojan Mine), Hwange v Herentals (Colliery), Triangle v ZPC Kariba (Gibbo), Highlanders v Manica (BF), Chapungu v FC Platinum (Ascot)

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