Dynamos head coach, Lloyd Mutasa, has urged his troops to maintain their good run of games in his absence by registering a premier league win over Bulawayo City at the National Sports Stadium this afternoon
Mutasa was appointed Warriors assistant coach, deputising ZPC Kariba head coach, Sunday Chidzambwa, and the pair will be away at Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) tournament being held in North West province in South Africa from 25 June to nine July.
Speaking to Soccer24, Mutasa urged Dynamos, sitting on sixth position with 23 points from 12 games, to carry on with their recent momentum under assistant coach, Biggie Zuze, who he has lauded as ‘experienced’ enough.
“I think we would want to keep up the momentum and . . . I think Biggie is vested well with the youngsters, he’s got the experience and we’ll be together in spirit.
“We are still sticking to our guns, we said from the onset [that] we would want to do better than last season and we still looking at that,” said Mutasa.
Dynamos recovered from a terrible start to the season, recording four straight wins recently and are awaiting a PSL ruling on their last encounter against Chapungu which was forced into abandonment after goal posts were broken 10 minutes into the second half. The ‘glamour boys’ were 4-0 up.
“We are looking for consistency, we are just looking for three points. We know that every game we play is a tough match and I think playing Bulawayo City at home I think we’ll try as much as we can to come up with a positive result to try and appease our multitude of fans,” he said.
Mutasa also urged Cameroonian striker, Christian Ntouba Epoupa, who has shown signs of consistency, scoring several crucial goals for the Harare giants, to continue with the good form.
“Yes, he’s settling in, even the language, he can speak shona here and there, and I think he has been accepted by the family and hence his consistency,” he said.
He, however, said three players, including forward, Quality Kangadze, who limped off during Dynamos’ 3-2 victory over Ngezi Platinum Stars last week, could be unavailable for the Sunday clash against Bulawayo City due to injuries.
“We still have [Gift] Saunyama and Musa Madhiri; they are still out with injury. We welcome back Masimba Mambare, he was injured. We still have Quality [Kangadze], maybe he’s yet to pass a late fitness test. He’s got an ankle injury from the game that we played at home (Ngezi Platinum Stars)”, he said.