Injuries haunt Pasuwa

HARARE - Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa is worried by the number of injuries to his key players which has forced him to constantly tinker with his squad thus far in the Castle Premiership.

The defending champions picked maximum points at the weekend following a 2-0 win over Motor Action at Rufaro Stadium with largely a makeshift back four.

Pasuwa was naturally happy with the win but was quick to bemoan the fact that a number of regular starters are not available for selection.

“We started very slowly but I'm happy for the guys that they are starting to collect those three points," Pasuwa said after the match.

"But I'm now worried with the injuries that we have right now. We have 17 players available out of the 30 who were registered and the other players are injured."

Dynamos currently have first choice centre backs Partson Jaure and Gift Bello together with forward Francisco Zekumbawira are all injured.

Against the Mighty Bulls, Dynamos also did not have left back Ocean Mushure and midfielder Devon Chafa, who were away with the national team in Malawi.

"We have to see the other two guys who went with the national team, if they are in good shape then it will be good for the team in terms of depth," said Pasuwa.

The Mighty Bulls dominated the first half but DeMbare were able to turn the tables in the second half grabbing two goals in a space of three minutes to kill the match as a contest.

 Clive Kawinga deemed excess baggage by rivals CAPS United grabbed DeMbare's opener, his first goal for the champions when he tapped in from close range an Augustine Mbara rebound.

Midfielder Tawanda Muparati scored the second with a beauty three minutes later to kill off the match as a contest and give the Glamour Boys maximum points.

"I'm happy for the youngster (Kawinga), he started slowly but he's coming up nicely, maybe it was because of the injuries but he's now regaining match fitness. I think in the coming games he will score more goals," Pasuwa said of Kawinga.

 Meanwhile, Motor Action coach Joey Antipas said his team was punished for not converting numerous chances that came their way.

 "We dominated play up until that first goal by Clive," Antipas said.

"The problem was that we lacked finishing, we had a couple of good chances to score but we couldn't and the more you don't put away your chances you get punished."


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