Dynamos Camp on Fire: Castle Lager Premier League Title Race Reaches Boiling Point
A SWEET aroma of the Castle Lager Premier League title has engulfed the Dynamos Football Club camp. It has been nine long seasons since Dynamos last took the championship which is undoubtedly a significant disappointment for the club and its fans.
Chasing the Elusive Title
During that time, they have watched in agony as FC Platinum dominated the league, winning the last four titles in quick succession. For DeMbare, there have been some near-misses during that period, particularly last season when they led the way for the better part of the campaign but collapsed at the last hurdle. A late collapse ultimately gifted the title to FC Platinum.
Optimism is, however, growing within the DeMbare family, with the team’s vice-captain Emmanuel Jalai harboring genuine belief that this could be their year to shine. As they prepare to play Bulawayo City at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo this afternoon, the Genesis Mangombe-coached side is five points behind league leaders Ngezi Platinum Stars with 12 matches remaining.
Closing the Gap
That gap will be reduced to two as Dynamos are likely to be awarded three points from their abandoned match against Highlanders last week. They were comfortably leading 2-0 when Bosso fans ran amok, causing the match to be called off after 38 minutes.
“Results had not been coming but now we are getting those wins. If you look where we are now on the table, it’s a big motivation for us to push and win the league. As players, we are pushing each other because it’s (the league) something that we can see it’s there. We can win it. The belief is now there. Like I said, we just have to apply ourselves in a positive way,” Jalai said.
The diminutive right-back is the only Dynamos player who has played every minute of the team’s season so far.
Dynamos has enjoyed a remarkable rebirth since Mangombe took over from fired Herbert Maruwa. Consistence is their biggest issue as they are yet to win three consecutive wins this season.