Zimbabwe’s biggest cup competition roars to life

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Zimbabwe giants Dynamos will be out to break the Chibuku Super Cup jinx when football finally gets back into full swing this weekend.

Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya has made it clear that they are going all out to capture their second piece of silverware after winning the Independence Trophy last month.

The Glamour Boys launch their latest assault with a match against Herentals at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

After strengthening their squad, Ndiraya has set himself a target to finally land the biggest cup in the country.

“We want to win this cup, that’s our target. We haven’t won this cup as a club since its inception and that is a huge challenge for us,” he said.

Ahead of the Sunday match, Ndiraya noted that they faced a side that has given them problems in the past, but they are looking forward to a good start against their Harare rivals.

“Herentals have been a very difficult side for us in the past, but the last time we met each other, we won the match 3-2. We expect to really apply ourselves and get a result. What we are looking for is a good start,” he said.

He, however, admitted it would not be easy as the players have had limited preparatory time after a long layoff forced by the COVID-19 lockdown last year.

Norman Mapeza’s FC Platinum are already fretting over the injury with five key players ruled out of the Chibuku Super Cup tie against Whawha set for Saturday.

“Some of our players suffered some knocks, these include Raphael Muduviwa, Donald Dzvinyai, Blessing Moyo, William Stima and Donald Ngoma so they will not play in Saturday’s match,” Mapeza said.

In other matches, Bulawayo City play Chicken Inn while Caps United take on Yadah with Tenax set to clash with Black Rhinos on Saturday.

On Sunday defending champions Highlanders lock horns with Bulawayo Chiefs, Ngezi Platinum Stars play against Triangle United, Harare City takes on ZPC Kariba and Manica Diamonds will face Cranborne Bullets.

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By FARPost Reporter

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