Ndiraya backs Pasuwa ahead of big clash


HARARE – Former Dynamos assistant coach Tonderai Ndiraya has thrown his weight behind his former boss Calisto Pasuwa ahead of Sunday's national derby against Highlanders.

Ndiraya, an ex-DeMbare player, left the team two months ago following differences with Pasuwa.

He left with Dynamos in third position on 32 points while Harare City were in pole position.

The tables have since turned; Highlanders lead the pack with 47 points from 25 matches, two ahead of Dynamos who occupy second place.

The former DeMbare midfielder said Pasuwa has the ability to thwart Highlanders' current rich vein of form.

"It's not the first time that we are facing such opposition, but frankly speaking it's not easy to face such opposition at this stage of the season," Ndiraya told the Daily News.

"Every game becomes important, you have to go for three points, it's difficult but we have been through those situations before and I truly believe in those youngsters.

"I believe in the coach especially because he is the one who leads the team. I believe in his ability, he's doing a good job, he has done a good job in the past, he's been there and I believe he can do the job." Ndiraya added that Sunday's encounter would likely fall short of deciding the title destiny.

"I don't think so, after this game there's going to be a lot of points to play for and anything can happen considering the type of opposition both teams are going to play against, so it's really a tight situation," he added.

"Three points are crucial at this stage no team can afford to drop points but I'm just hoping that Dynamos will get maximum points on Sunday and continue to do so after this one.

"Of course the team which is going to win on will have a greater chance of winning the title but it's just another game."

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