“In the derby, everyone wants to do well. I did well in the first one and hopefully I will also play well in this one,” Jalayi said.
“The Harare derby is a big stage and there will be a lot of people watching so it’s an extra motivation to do well. Caps are fighting to win the title and they want to win this match, but we also have a target of finishing among the top four, so the match is just as important to us as it is to them.”
He said he had received a lot of encouragement from the watchers of the game in his maiden year in the topflight and wanted to keep improving.
“I am one of the players at Dynamos who only started playing in the PSL this year. I feel it’s a massive achievement for someone of my age to come in and play for a big club like Dynamos. I have received a lot of support and encouragement from the supporters which has made it easier to for me in my debut year. I am quite pleased with what I have achieved so far and only hope to get better next season.”
The Aces Youth Academy product had a six-month stint at Caps last year, but failed to win a first team cap.
Tomorrow, the 20-year-old will be looking to hurt the Green Machine’s title ambitions and advance DeMbare’s cause of going 23 matches unbeaten.