Dynamos bounce back to ease pressure on Pasuwa

BULAWAYO - Defending champions Dynamos capitalised on a moment of madness by Bantu Rovers keeper Brighton Chipula and staged a memorable comeback that saw them turn the tables on Castle Premiership returnees with a 3-1 win.

Tshintsha Guluva had looked poised to register an upset against DeMbare after taking an early lead through skipper Nqobizitha Masuku after just 13 minutes of play but a rush of blood into Chipula's head turned the game in the visitors' favour just after the hour mark.

An ill-advised attempted chest control by Chipula gave away a corner kick to Dynamos and Tafadzwa Rusike's set piece found Linyama lurking on the blind side and the giant defender gleefully headed home the equaliser.

The goal stunned the hosts and before they could recover Dynamos added two more goals in quick succession through second half substitute Cliff Sekete and Devon Chafa to run away with the three points.

Sekete side-footed the ball home from inside the penalty area on 64 minutes following a quick counter attack by Dynamos that was initiated by their skipper Partson Jaure.

Two minutes later Dynamos were three up after Chafa fired home from the edge of the penalty area following yet another quick counter attacking move.

Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa admitted in his post-match interview that his charges had played second fiddle to the hosts especially in the first half of the match.

"We were second to the ball in the first half but in the second half we were offensive enough hence we managed to find the goals," Pasuwa said.

Tricky left-footed midfielder Tafadzwa Rusike fought a lone battle for Dynamos in the first stanza where Bantu holding midfielder Dube was outstanding.

The introduction of Obediah Tarumbwa and Moses Majika for Siza Dube and Bukhosi Sibanda saw the hosts losing momentum but the turning point came after Chipula's mistake which led to the equaliser and after that Dynamos were unstoppable.

Tshintsha Guluva impressed neutrals with their pressing game which had Dynamos astounded for large periods in the first half and also before the equaliser.

Outstanding in the centre of the park was lanky midfielder Tafadzwa Kutinyu who combined well with teenage sensation Sibanda, Masuku and veteran Fortune Ncube.


Bantu: Brighton Chipula, Lawson Nkomo,, Emberton Tshuma, Zephania Ngodzo, Proud Zireni, Nqobizitha Masuku, Emmanuel Dube, Fortune Ncube, Bukhosi Sibanda (Moses Majika, 53 min), Tafadzwa Kutinyu, Siza Dube (Obediah Tarumbwa, 46 min).

Dynamos: Artwell Mukandi, Partson Jaure, Augustine Mbara, Themba Ndlovu, Sydney Linyama, Stephen Alimenda, Devon Chafa, Oscar Machapa (Cliff Sekete, 28min), Tafadzwa Rusike (Simba Sithole, 88min), Washington Pakamisa (Farai Mupasiri, 87min), Anesu Gondo.

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