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Zimbabwe: Dynamos Seek First League Win

Dynamos vice-captain Emmanuel Jalai is aware of the precarious position that the team finds itself in and hopes that they will be able to turn the tide today when they face Bikita Minerals at Sakubva.

After three games, Dynamos are one of only seven teams yet to win in the 2024 Castle Lager Premiership campaign.

And Jalai, who has been in top form this season and is still celebrating making the Warriors squad for the recent Four Nations Cup, believes a solid defence will help them secure maximum points.

“Whenever you are playing consistently and performing well you will be expecting a national team call up and I finally got one which came as a huge motivation and inspiration for me,” he told Zimpapers Sport.

“It was a great deal of exposure for our defence; mixing with the guys who play in Europe we got to learn a lot and since we got back, our confidence level is high.

“Three of our back players were on national duty, this is something that should help us in a big way and judging by the way we played against Yadah, I am sure most of our battles will be won at the back.”

Despite the winless start, Jalai believes that pressure from fans will push them to go all out for maximum points this afternoon.

“It has not been a good start for us but we have to take it, this is a game of points and for such a big team to be with two points at this stage is not good.

“We are hoping to start picking points so that we avoid unnecessary pressure in the future.

“When our paymasters and our fans start to give us pressure, demanding points, some of the players especially the youngsters and the latest acquisitions will definitely feel the heat because they are new so we need to avoid getting there at all costs.”