Mutuma Suspension Huge Blow For Dynamos

This is a match in which Dynamos needed their top striker but a notification from Premier Soccer League Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Ndebele has revealed that Mutuma is on suspension after receiving three yellow cards in matches against Blue Ribbon, Masvingo and Highlanders.
 
The rules that govern the PSL title race are clear that a player who receives three yellow is suspended for one match.
 
Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa admitted that Mutuma’s absence is a big blow to his team at such a crucial match but added that the rules have to be followed and he has to live with what he has at his disposal.
 
Mutuma who has hit top form is the leading goalscorer in the Premiership with 12 goals, three ahead of Charles Sibanda of FC Platinum. Sandwiched between Mutuma and Sibanda is former CAPS United striker Simba Sithole with 10 goals but the Young Warriors striker has relocated to the South African Premiership.
 
Coincidentally, Sibanda is also suspended for his team’s game against rivals Shabanie on the same three yellow cards ruling.
 
According to the PSL, Sibanda received the yellow cards in matches involving his team against Monomotapa, Blue Ribbon, and Highlanders, and joins team mates Zephania Ngodzo, Tafadzwa Dube, and Norman Togara on the sidelines. The three are also out of the Shabanie match on the three yellow card rule.
 
Dynamos desperately need to win the match against Hwange in order to remain with a realistic chance of winning the league title as they are only a point behind leaders FC Platinum with only four matches remaining.
 
In the event that Dynamos who are on 48 points and FC Platinum on 49 points lose or draw, Dynamos will go top of the table while their loss coupled by a win for Platinum will give the miners a five point edge.
 
The two top teams will play each other in FC Platinum’s home game at Mandava in a few weeks time. Coincidentally, they have also been drawn to meet in the semi finals of the Mbada Holdings Cup which will be played before they meet in the league game.