Harare giants, Dynamos will be missing the services of key players Quality Kangadze, Takunda Sadiki, King Nyasama and Gift Saunyama when they face bitter rivals, Highlanders in the first leg of the battle of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Sunday.
Kangadze will miss another opportunity to have a feel of one of the biggest games in the local league due eyesight problems which saw him fail to train with the rest of the squad on Thursday.
Another key Dembare player, Sadiki lost his mother who was laid to rest on Thursday rendering unavailable for the Bosso showdown on Sunday.
Saunyama got injured during the Independence Cup finals between Dynamos and Highlanders on 18 April and is still on the sidelines, though he is reported to be doing light trainings as his road to recovery begins.
In an interview with 263Chat at Motor Action Sports Club where Dynamos trains, Lloyd Mutasa said his boys were positive ahead of their biggest game of the season.
“The boys are positive because we have not been collecting maximum points at home but away so, we are positive of our chances.
“The youngsters are in good shape and everything is possible, we can win against Highlanders on Sunday,” said Mutasa.
He added that the team was working hard as they know that playing Highlanders is not easy.
“Playing against Highlanders is not easy, we won against them in the independence cup which means we can still do it,” added Mutasa.
With issues of unpaid player salaries and bonuses hogging the limelight during the course of the week, the Glamour boys will be hoping to put that and fight for bragging rights.
Highlanders has been in good form and is currently sitting on the summit of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League while Dembare has only collected seven points from their first five games and is sitting at number 12.