The Harare derby set for this Sunday at Rufaro Stadium pitting bitter rivals Caps United and Dynamos comes at a time when both sides have been struggling to get good results on the pitch.
Caps United are currently fifth on the Castle Premier Soccer League log table on 44 points while their rivals Dynamos are currently fighting to survive relegation and have not won a game in their last five outings.
The poor run cost coach Lloyd Mutasa his job and juniors coach Lloyd Chigowe and his assistant Murape Murape were elevated to take charge of the team.
They lost their first match in charge by two goals to nil to FC Platinum at Mandava which plunged the boys in blue deeper into the murky waters of relegation.
Dynamos fourth from bottom on the log standings have 31 points from 28 matches and are desperate to start picking up points.
Recent history has, however, favoured Caps who won the last two derby meetings by a similar one-nil margin.
They too, however, have been going through a poor run of form of three matches without a win in the PSL league.
Makepekepe need to give their campaign a boost and cut the huge gap of five points with the top four teams and enhance their chances of finishing in the top four.
In another rearranged match Harare City will face Black Rhinos in the other PSL league match at Rufaro Stadium tomorrow.
Harare City head coach Mark Harrison said his side has prepared well for what is likely to be a bruising encounter against the physically fit army side, Black Rhinos.
“We are ready for the match which is likely to be a bruising one because Rhinos play a physical game but we are ready to counter them,” he said.
Striker Ishmael Wadi said he is looking forward to scoring more goals for Harare City after scoring a few crucial goals.
“I am happy with my performance I need to be more accurate with my shooting and consistent with my goal scoring,” Wadi said.
On Sunday Shabanie Mine host Highlanders at Maglas stadium in Zvishavane.