DeMbare finally win

HARARE – Just as they have so eloquently done in seasons gone by, Dynamos on Sunday provided another emphatic response to their declining form with a confidence boosting 4-0 victory over Tripple B at Rufaro Stadium.

It was a welcome result for Dynamos, who find themselves trailing log leaders Highlanders by two points, after having gone for three league games without a win.

THE BALL IS MINE: Tripple B goalkeeper Gilbert Chingwandaza, right, clutches the ball ahead of Patrick Khumbula of Dynamos during Sunday’s match at Rufaro Stadium. Picture: Annie Mpalume

Dynamos destruction of relegation-threatened Tripple B will certainly rejuvenate Calisto Pasuwa’s men ahead of their away  tie to Bosso this coming weekend, which will have a big bearing on the destiny of the title.

The defending champions travel to the City of Kings needing nothing short of victory to keep their hopes alive of at least finishing the season with one trophy in their cabinet.

Yesterday, Dynamos led the rout through an own goal from Oscar Chove in the ninth minute before midfielder Boban Ziruntusa’s close range header stretched the champions advantage.

Tawanda Muparati then put the relegation candidates completely out of contention with a rising effort that beat Tripple B goalie Gilbert Chingwandaza all systems out.

Dynamos second half substitute Washington Pakamisa, who had been denied by the cross bar in the 81st minute completed the rout late on.

The former CAPS United striker’s run down the middle was spotted by Murape Murape, who obliged with a defence splitting pass.

Pakamisa then controlled the ball with his first touch before firing past a badly exposed Chigwandaza to make it 4-0, six minutes before regulation time.

Pasuwa, who has been under immense pressure following some mediocre performances, could barely afford a smile with the result.

“We had gone for about four games without scoring from open play but today we managed to get two goals in the first half and that is a positive for us,” Pasuwa told reporters after the match.

“Playing at home we needed to win,” he added.

Asked if the win over Tripple B has given his side confidence to go all the way and retain the PSL championship for a third consecutive time, all Pasuwa could say was:

“We will have to see the way we play in the next games.”

Tripple B had started brightly with a number of goal scoring opportunities the closest being Givemore Fireyi’s free header that he should have at least directed on target.

But Dynamos were soon in a commanding position through Chove’s own goal, the Tripple B captain cruelly deflecting Ocean Mushure’s low cross past his own goalie.

Steven Alimenda’s rifling effort rattled the cross bar before Ziruntusa’s header from the rebound forced a reflex save from Chigwandaza with Dynamos coming out guns blazing.

The Uganda International finally made his chances count when he headed home in the 20th minute.

That goal came after Ziruntusa had fluffed multiple chances to put the ball into the net.

Dynamos soon extended their lead in after 24 minutes through Muparati’s powerful shot that gave Chigwandaza no chance.

Muparati first beat his marker Fireyi turning him inside and out before firing into the roof of the net to open the flood gates and give Dynamos a three goal advantage.

Chigwandaza was kept busy by Patrick Khumbula, Murape and Clive Kawinga, who could all have each finished the match with a goal each had they been more precise in front of goal.

The Beitbridge-based side’s chances were few and far between only coming close twice in the second half through Maxwell Mavuto’s and Makai Kawashu’s free kick that missed upright by inches moments.

After a glaring misses from Simba Sithole, Pakamisa then put the game to bed to send the Dynamos fans into frenzy.

Tripple B coach Peter Manoti said his team failed to respond after conceding an early own goal.

“We lacked composure. Dynamos are not invincible, if we had avoided damage in the early stages we would have fared well in the second half,” Manoti said.


Dynamos: George Chigova, Paston Jaure, Gift Bello, Oscar Machapa (Magorimbo 60min), Murape Murape cpt, Ocean Mushure, Tawanda Muparati, Patrick Khumbula (Simba Sithole), Steven Alimenda, Clive Kawinga (Washinto Pakamisa 71min), Boban Ziruntusa.

Tripple B: Gilbert Chigwandaza, Givemore Fireyi, Oscar Chove, Ephraim Mwinga, Michael Variso, Timire Mamvura, Webster Chingodza (Kainsome Pavari 87min), Simon Maengeni, Makai Kawashu, Maxwell Mavuto, Ali Kazembe.

Comments (1)

At least Dynamos has recovered from its deep slumber and this performance will illuminate the fight for honours. The sponsors may also get a fair mileage if more teams play floorless displays. The battle of titans set for Bulawayo will definitely separate boys from men. Highlanders have done their homework and will give Dynamos a run for their money. May the best team on Sunday win.

17Ethicist19 - 21 October 2013

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