CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe has urged his side not to get carried away by the derby euphoria that comes with playing Dynamos when the two Harare giants clash at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.
In a fixture rich in history but without the lustre of years gone by, Chitembwe spoke of the temptation for players to play to occasion and in the end lose focus of the match.
“Derbies are tricky, players gets excited because this is the biggest match on the local calendar in Harare,” Chitembwe said.
“So it is important to keep reminding the players that in as much as it’s a big game, it’s three points at stake like any other match. So they should not play to the gallery,” Chitembwe continued.
CAPS United come into the match with their tails up having enjoyed dominance over Dynamos in recent years.
The Green Machine go into Sunday’s encounter better placed on the Castle Premier Soccer League log standings on third position, two points behind log leaders FC Platinum.
“We are not taking the match lightly though because our targets remain the same that we need to do well in each match that we are going to play,” Chitembwe said.
“Our main worry is that of Valentine Musarurwa who is likely to miss the match due to injury. Valentine is an integral part of the team and it would be really sad to miss him.”
Dynamos who have beefed up their squad with the returning duo of Simba Nhivi and Archford Gutu as well as Evans Katema who joined from Mushowani Stars are also slowly moving up the ladder as they are now nine points behind the log leaders.
Versatile Godknows Murwira might also feature on the day as his papers for a loan move from FC Platinum are being processed.