Coachless but still dangerous

DYNAMOS coach Johnny Ferreira said the disappearance of United FC coach Shepherd Murape is no reason to underestimate the Kimberley-based club when Dynamos host them in a National First Division match at Giyani Stadium on Saturday.

Kickoff is at 3.30pm.

United are fourth on the log with 16 points, while the Dynamites are sixth with 13, both from 10 matches.

Dynamos defeated United 1-0 in the first round in Kimberley to secure their first victory of the season.

The two sides go into Saturday's encounter buoyed by crucial wins in their last league matches of 2010. Dynamos defeated second-placed University of Pretoria 2-1 and United beat log leaders Jomo Cosmos 1-0 before Murape went AWOL.

Ferreira said they would approach the match with as much caution as they would if Murape were still around.

"Historically, the club has not played well against the teams that have no coaches and struggling clubs but we want to end this on Saturday," Ferreira said.

"We will approach United in the same way we approached AmaTuks," he said.

"The boys have promised to double their efforts because they are well aware what a defeat will do to our promotion ambitions."

Dynamos will be without suspended Sandile "AK47" Ndlovu, but Ferreira should take inspiration from the fact that captain Thulani Ntshingila and Thabo Mashego are back from injuries.

The visitors' general manager, Richard Makhoba, said Murape's absence would not affect them. Lungisani Ndlela, Junior Khanye and Thembile Kanono are key players.

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