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Zimbabwe: League champions in tight spot

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The Glamour Boys striker, Takesure Chinyama, says they have to defend the colours of the country well in Tunisia come this weekend. However, their coach, Callisto Pasuwa, has described their North African trip as “going away into a lion’s den”

Chinyama remains positive about the Saturday face-off

"This is a big game because Esperance are the champions of Tunisia but we are the Zimbabwean champions," said Chinyama.

"We respect them as a club but we are not going to put ourselves under pressure.

"It’s not about me alone but we are a team. I am not going to put pressure on myself to score goals. At the end of the day we want to bring back good results for our fans and everybody in Zimbabwe”

Pasuwa has revealed his game strategy that would secure them a victory, but a draw would not be too bad a prize to come home with.

"We have to approach it cautiously in the first 45 minutes, playing with a congested midfield and later on we can open up the game in the second half.

"When we go out there we want to win but if we cannot then we aim to settle for a draw. That’s why we are saying we start off with a congested midfield and see how the game goes,” Pasuwa said.

Dynamos’ 32-man delegation left for Tunis April 24 ahead of their first leg clash with Esperance of Tunis.

The Tunisian side would return the favour a fortnight from the date of the first leg encounter.

Dynamos Squad                                   

Goalkeepers

W. Arubi, P. Nhete

Defenders

D. Kutyauripo, T. Mamvura, O. Mushure, O. Mbara, G. Magariro, G. Bello, P. Jaure

Midfielders

M. Makopa, D. Chafa, T. Muparati, D. Mukamba, T. Mabvura, M. Murape

Strikers

T. Chinyama, R. Mutuma, M. Vengesai.

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