Premier League champions CAPS United rekindle local rivalry with Dynamos when they meet in the Commander Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA)’s Charity Shield at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Sunday.
Dynamos, who have not beaten CAPS United in their last three occasions and will be looking to resstore their glamour in the Harare derby. In the previous Charity Shield, Dynamos saw a 3-0 lead being reduced to 3-3 after having lost the first leg 1-0.
Dynamos will look to avoid complacency and will be hoping to capitalize on the pressure facing Caps United, who play T.P Mazembe in the CAF Champions League next week.
The Glamour boys will be fielding a relatively inexperienced side against a confidence oozing premier league winning CAPS United.
The new look Dynamos will be looking to build a fear factor as the overhauled side no longer has likes of Roderick Mutuma, who joined Highlanders last week, Steven Alimenda and Sydney Linyama who have been released as well.
Other notable absentees will be Bret Amidu, who is now at FC Platinum, Dominic Mukandi and Godknows Murwira who joined Ngezi Platinum Stars.
CAPS United assistant coach Fungai “Tostao” Kwashi revealed the thunderous nature of the Harare derby.
“It’s a very important game; it’s a big game for us. They are no ‘friendlies’ when we play Dynamos, it’s always war. So I know [the] Sunday game will be war. It will always be bad action. They want to kill us, we want to kill them. We respect them, they are a big institution; we are a big institution. So it’s like Goliath versus Goliath on Sunday,” he said.
Dynamos captain, Ocean Mushure, said: “Any match against CAPS United is a big match. Even if we were just playing for an empty bottle, we would just always want to beat them.”