tp mazembe players.jpgReigning African Club champions, TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo say they are not taking for granted their crunch mini-league encounter against Dynamos at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.



TP Mazembe say they are not reading much into their dominance over Monomotapa in the 2009 CAF Champions’ league, when the champions recorded two wins out of two matches against the Zimbabwean outfit.


The Congolese side’s team Manager, Fredrick Kitengie said his team is taking each game as it comes, regardless of past performances.


“In the champion’s league each game is a new game so it does not matter how we played against Monomotapa”.


“ We will be giving Dynamos the respect that they deserve but hope to win on Sunday,” said Kitengie.


An optimistic Kitengie further highlighted Mazembe’s chances of successfully defending their CAF Champions league crown, with a squad he believes is even stronger in arsenal than the one involved in last year’s campaign.


“As Tp Mazemb,e we are even stronger than we were when we won the title last year, so we are confident of retaining the title we won last year though it will not be easy,” Kitengie added.


Among the 28 member delegation that landed in the country on Wednesday evening is midfield maestro Tresor Mputu and Darryl Nyandoro, who is the only Zimbabwean to have made the squad that will lock horns with the Glamour Boys on Sunday.


Elvis Chuchu Chiweshe who expressed the need to pick up points on home soil after the mini-league phase draw, will be hoping that Dynamos can capitalise on home advantage and get their campaign off to a winning start.