DeMbare demolish Bosso

HARARE - Dynamos sent out a strong warning to all the local clubs with their ruthless annihilation of Highlanders yesterday in the second leg of the Bob89 Super Cup.

After having won the first leg 2-1 in Bulawayo two weeks ago, DeMbare were run out winners yesterday to lift the trophy and the $100 000 cheque.

The Harare giants found the back of the net through Patrick Khumbula (double), Partson Jaure and an own goal from Bosso midfielder Simon Munawa.

Khumbula thrust the hosts into the lead just after eight minutes when he pounced on Ariel Sibanda’s parry following a shot from debutant Francisco Zekumbawire.

Although he did not get on the score sheet Zekumbawire was a constant threat for Dynamos whenever he was on the ball.

Defender Jaure increased the Dynamos lead when he headed in a fine set piece that was whipped into the box by Tawanda Muparati two minutes later.

This was Jaure’s second goal in two matches after he scored with a blistering free kick last weekend in the 3-0 win over Lesotho Correctional Services in the African Champions League preliminary round qualifier.

The hosts did not release their foot off the pedal as they kept on pressing forward with left back Augustine Mbara making a good runs into the Bosso third.

On many occasions Highlanders were rescued by their captain Innocent Mapuranga who made many telling blocks to keep Bosso in the game.

There was however nothing Mapuranga could do to stop Khumbula from completing his brace six minutes from the halftime break.

Khumbula latched onto a through ball from Murape Murape and the entire Bosso expected an offside flag but it did not come.

The DeMbare forward then riffled his shot past Sibanda to give the hosts a comfortable lead going into the halftime break.

After the breather, Dynamos took off from where they had left and it did not come as a surprise when they scored their fourth.

The goal came as a lack of communication between Munawa and his goalkeeper Sibanda.

Munawa was under from a DeMbare player when he tried to get help from his goalkeeper by playing a back pass.

When Munawa played his back pass he had not realised that Sibanda had moved away from the line and the ball trickled into the back of the net.

The scoreline tells a tale of a one-sided affair but it could all have been different had Highlanders converted the many chances they created in the opening minutes.

After the match Dynamos coach Callisto Pasuwa said the win will be morale booster ahead of their return leg against Lesotho Correctional Services in Maseru this weekend.

“The boys played well and I think this is good for us ahead our game against Lesotho Correctional Services,” Pasuwa said.

Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu said: “We did not play our game today but I think we are going to work on our grey areas before the league starts.”

Teams

Dynamos: Artwell Mukandi, Gift Bello, Thomas Magorimbo (Morris Kadzola 57min), Partson Jaure, Augustine Mbara, Tawanda Muparati, Murape Murape, Devon Chafa, Stephen Alimenda, Francisco Zekumbawire (Washington Pakamisa 56min), Patrick Khumbula (Russell Madamombe 70min)

Highlanders: Ariel Sibanda (Munyaradzi Diya 51min) Bruce Kangwa, Masimba Mambare, Muthulisi Maphosa, Innocent Mapuranga, Peter Moyo, Atlast Musasa, Graham Ncube, Lawson Nkomo, (Simon Munawa 46min) Milton Ncube, Bevan Chikaka. - Blessings Mashaya

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