HARARE – Black Mambas assistant coach Martin Bonongwe has issued a warning to Dynamos ahead of the two sides’ final Castle Lager Premiership match at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.
Although they collected maximum points last weekend, Mambas are still in the danger zone, floating above the relegation zone by just one point.
Both teams need the three points badly on that occasion. If Mambas lose and Black Rhinos get all three points against Monomotapa, it will be a catastrophe for the police side.
Dynamos are still fighting for the title while the police outfit will be looking to avoid relegation on the last day of the season.
“The truth is that everyone wants success and the Black Mambas supporters will be happy to see their team surviving relegation,” Bonongwe said after their match against Triple B on Sunday.
“We need those three points and as you know the relegation fight is still on but we still have hopes of surviving relegation. History will not favor us against Dynamos but we have to fight and I know everyone will be ready.
“It’s crucial that all our supporters will be behind us from the first whistle. Even if we are down fans should stay on their feet and continue to rally us on.
“It is a big game for us but we are not putting ourselves under pressure. We would obviously want be an advantage if we get an early goal,” Bonongwe added.
Black Mambas will come into the match with confidence after beating division one bound Triple B 4-1 at Morris Depot last weekend while Dynamos are coming from a two all draw against Chicken Inn.
Dynamos will kick themselves for kicking a golden opportunity last week when they played a 1-1 draw with Shabanie Mine at home while Highlanders were winning 1-0 against Triangle to briefly assume pole position.
Harare City, on 53 points, are now the favourites to land the title ahead of Dynamos and Highlanders, who have 51 points apiece.
Harare giants Dynamos need a big favour from CAPS United, as they now hope that their arch-rivals beat Harare City or hold them to a draw while they win their win against the police outfit.
However, if there is one team who have the experience of Premier League survival it is Black Mambas, who time after time seem to avoid relegation on the last day of the season.
And with their track record in previous seasons of avoiding relegation, they could pull another “Great Escape” once again this season.