dembare players celebrate.jpgZimbabwe’s representatives in the CAF Champions League Dynamos have appealed to their fans to show unity of purpose by rallying behind the team in a mini-league encounter against Algerian side Entente Setif at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.

Dynamos momentum in their quest for the CAF Champions league crown was held back after the Harare giants lost their first two matches in the group stage.


In the two games DeMbare conceded three goals and failed to hit the back of the net.

Going into their third match, Dynamos is in a precarious position making Sunday’s duel with Entente Setif a do or die encounter.

 Despite DeMbare failing to navigate the treacherous champions league terrain so far in the group stage, team manager Nyika Chifamba reckons the glamour boys will rise to the occasion and show great character in their endeavour to breathe life into their campaign.

“We still have a bright chance of making it to the semi finals.

“All we need to do is to beat Entente on Sunday and in the return leg in Algiers and we’ll be back in contention.

“We dominated against Esperance in our last match but we failed to utilise our chances before we suffered a controversial penalty decision. All hope is not yet lost,” said Chifamba.

dembare fans.jpgRecently a section of Dynamos supporters has turned rogue throwing missiles into the stadium protesting the team’s poor display.

Chifamba said such behaviour is unacceptable.

 “What happened at Rufaro was unacceptable.

“Fans need to support the team through thick and thin because a team can’t win every match.

“They should learn from the Esperance fans who supported their team when they were under pressure.

“We want them to cheer the team on from the first to the last minute,” Chifamba added.

Dynamos’ winless run so far has seen them occupy bottom place on the Group A standings, while Entente Setif are second from bottom with one point, which came courtesy of their two all draw with TP Mazembe in the DRC.

Esperance lead the standings with six points, while TP Mazembe are second with four points to their credit.