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HARARE City interim coach Masimba Dinyero believes they have a good chance to survive relegation given the quality of players in his team going into the second half of the season. Dinyero was in charge of two Harare City games, when his old boss Bigboy Mawiwi was away at a coaching course.

After impressing, he was asked to replace Mawiwi when he was fired on Tuesday after a poor run of results for a team that just missed the league title by a whisker on the final day of last season.

Dinyero, who also worked with Lloyd Mutasa at FC Platinum earlier this year, believes Harare City will survive relegation.

“Our immediate task is to try and save the team by picking up points and move away from the relegation zone where we are right now,” said Dinyero.

“The players need to be psyched up to bring back confidence in them and they also need mental strength so that they win games.

“Coaching is the same, at any level, so we have a lot to do so that the team starts to win games.”

Dinyero said he was not worried about the mid-season transfer deadline, which closes today, because he believes they have the right players.

“I am confident we can manage to escape relegation with the players we have at the team,” said Dinyero.

“We have experienced players who have played at the highest level and can play anyone in this country.

“Our players have potential and they only need to have good preparations for the games and bring back a winning mentality in them.

“We are a few games away from escaping the murky waters and with four or five wins we can be safe.”

The nomadic coach said his immediate focus was on their next game against Chiredzi FC tomorrow where he will come up against Gishon Ntini.

“We are looking forward to the match against Chiredzi and we will be happy if we manage to collect all points,” said Dinyero.

“We are preparing well for this match.”

Harare City is understood to be eyeing the services of former Warriors’ coach, Norman Mapeza, who also continues to be linked with a move to CAPS United.

Source : The Herald