Monoz, DeMbare share spoils

HARARE - Dynamos had striker Washington Pakamisa to thank after he equalised for the Glamour Boys in an entertaining draw 1-1 with a stubborn Monomotapa in a friendly match at Rufaro Stadium Saturday.

Monomotapa took the lead through striker Agrippa Murimba as early as the 16th minute into the game while Pakamisa netted the leveller 11 minutes from time.

Murimba thrust the hosts into the lead when he pounced on the Glamour Boys’ goalie George Chigova’s parry following a free kick from Charles Rukwanhi.

The 2008 Zimbabwe champions were worthy of the lead after starting the match on a high note.

Nelson Melson should have given Monoz the lead in the 10th minute when he got to the end of a delivery from Jimmy Tigere but Gift Bello blocked the effort.

At the other end Cliff Sekete’s attempt was headed away by Obey Mwerahari.

Monomotapa were clearly the dominant side in the opening minutes but fell short when it came to precision in front of goal.

After Murimba had given them the lead, Monoz should have scored at least two or more but wasted their chances.

In the 37th minute Zvikomborero Biseki shot wider after a Dynamos defensive mix up.

A minute later Ronald Chitiyo had a chance to score Monoz’s second but his shot from outside the box went just wide.

After the breather Callisto Pasuwa brought in Tichaona Mabvura for Sekete and the move stabilised the DeMbare midfield.

The reigning Zimbabwe champions started to control the game and found their equaliser after Pakamisa headed in Abel Gwatidzo’s cross.

During the second half the Harare giants enjoyed the better of the possession, but just like Monoz in the first half they lacked any clinical precision in front of goal.

DeMbare had another chance that went begging in the end of second half when Khumbula missed an empty goal.

After the match Dynamos coach Pasuwa said: “A draw is a fair result for us. We wanted to asses some of the players however, the boys allowed the goal due to lack of concentration,” he said.

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