Dynamos boosted by ‘full house’

The return to fitness of Obey Mwerahari means Dynamos have a clean bill of health for their opening match of the season against FC Platinum.

The match takes place at the National Sports Stadium this Sunday.

Mwerahari has overcome an ankle issue which kept the defender out of much of pre-season, making it a full complement of players for an upbeat head coach Lloyd Mutasa.

“For now we have a full house. Everyone is up and about and I am sure we will choose our team from a big pool of all the registered players. 

“I’m happy we do not have any injuries. Obey has recovered and has been playing in the practice games of late,” Mutasa told the Herald.

“The competition is high,” he explained. “Everyone is itching to be part of the final 18 since this will be our first game. 

“But I am sure it’s a good headache because we will be selecting our team from youngsters who really are eager to turn the corner.”

DeMbare have undergone a big change from last year, losing some important players, but also signing around 11 new players, including Gift Saunyama, Cleopas Kapupirika, Emmanuel Mandiranga, Quality Kangadze, Phakamani Dube, Lincoln Zvasiya, goalkeeper Blessing Mwandimutsira and Cameroonian striker Ntouba Epoupa Christian Joel.

Despite the changes and resultant rebuilding phase, Mutasa is optimistic that his team will have a successful 2017 campaign, and he’s hoping for a good home turn-out on Sunday.

“We have always been saying by the time we get to the beginning of the season we will be okay. I am sure we are okay and ready for our first encounter.

“We have told the Dynamos supporters that what we are very sure of is that we are going to be better than what we did last year.