Dynamos’ slump in form has left Nhlanhla Dube, the Chief Executive Officer from the rival team, Highlanders, very much concerned.
The Harare Giants are currently a point above the drop zone and their relegation woes could be worsened on Saturday if they fail to pick up a victory against title chasers FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium. The encounter will be the first assignment for the newly appointed technical team following the sacking of coach Lloyd Mutasa.
Tweeting on his account, the CEO said Highlanders and the league, in general, need the Dynamos brand.
Highlanders F.C needs a healthy, competitive Dynamos F.C. Brand PSL & Zimbabwean football does too. Our cooperate partners & sponsors benefit more frm both our brands functioning at a competitive level. For this reason my heart bleeds for Dembare. I wish them a speedy recovery.
— nhlanhla bahlangene dube (@nhlanhladube2) September 28, 2018
Bosso and Dembare are the two biggest clubs on the land and their rivalry, the Battle of Zimbabwe dates back to the years before the country got independence. There are fourteen league titles between the two sides since 1992 when the current league was established.
The Glamour Boys are also the only club in Zimbabwe to reach the final of the CAF Champions League back in 1998 and almost repeated the same fate a decade later but were knocked out in the semi-finals.