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Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum on course for league and cup double

Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum on course for league and cup double

Story by Mthokozisi Dube, Sporrts Reporter

DOMESTIC football is heading for the perfect finish with the top two performing teams in the top flight Ngezi Platinum Stars and Dynamos set to battle for the ultimate prize on two different fronts.

This comes after Madamburo and Dembare who are battling for the league title booked their place in the Chibuku Super Cup final.

The two teams are going for a league and Cup double although Log leaders Ngezi Platinum have an advantage in the league with an eight-point cushion.

That could however be reduced to five points if Dynamos collect maximum points in their away fixture to Manica Diamonds at Gibbo stadium this Wednesday.

While the two sides have different backgrounds, they also have so much in common.

Their love for the colors blue and white saw Dynamos supporters christening Ngezi Platinum DeMbare Rural after they snapped up some former Dynamos players.

While Dynamos have a rich history having won 22 league titles, Ngezi Platinum are still chasing their first league trophy since they joined the big boys in 2016.

Dynamos have never won the rebranded Chibuku Super Cup and their last major trophy other than invitational cup tournaments was in 2014 when they won the league title.

Ngezi Platinum won the Chibuku Super Cup in 2016 in their debut season in the topflight, and they have also featured in two other finals losing to Highlanders in 2019 and FC Platinum in 2021.

This could however be the dawn of a new era for youthful coaches in Genesis Mangombe of Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum’s Takesure Chiragwi.

“We are taking both trophies, judging from the way we are playing home or away , Ngezi will lose the final to Dynamos as we will paint baobab blue and white. Neutrals are rooting for Ngezi Platinum,” he said.

“I think Ngezi deserves this cup, they have done well under Chiragwi and we would have filled BF if the final was this side,” said one of the fans.

Another added, “It’s a 50-50 situation but whoever wants it the most will grab it but it’s going to be a big game.”

Ngezi Platinum thumped Black Rhinos three-nil in the first semi-final on Saturday before Dynamos edged city rivals CAPS United two-nil on Sunday to progress to the final set for the 3rd of December at Baobab stadium.

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