Gondo brace propels Dynamos top of the log

HARARE - Anesu Gondo poured misery on struggling Harare City as he scored a brace for Dynamos to send the reigning champions to the top of the Castle Premiership table for the first time this season with a 3-1 win here yesterday. 

The Harare giants took an early lead in the third minute when Gondo rose high to connect a Thomas Magorimbo corner kick. City equalized nine minutes later with a well taken Nathan Ziwini goal.

BRACE HERO: Dynamos forward Anesu Gondo scored two goals against Harare City to propel DeMbare to the summit of the log. Picture: Annie Mpalume

Ziwini, who had a brief stint at Dynamos, got to the end of a Munya Nyenye free kick from the right side.

Gondo restored DeMbare’s lead in the 74th minute after he powered his way past two City defenders, Arnold Chivheya and Chrispen Dickson, having received a long ball from defender Augustine Mbara.

Walter Mukanga, who had earlier replaced out of form Devon Chafa, capped a fine afternoon with a beauty on 81 minutes. Mukanga got to the end of a Russel Madamombe defence splitting pass before slotting home neatly.

The defeat saw City’s miserable start to the season continuing as they are yet to pick a point in this campaign. City began the season with a crushing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Chicken Inn two weeks ago before succumbing to a 2-1 loss to CAPS United the following week.

Last weekend City lost 1-0 to newboys ZPC Kariba and after yesterday’s defeat to Dynamos, City coach Bigboy Mawiwi admitted the poor run.

“It’s not the kind of start that we were looking for. It is a bad patch but we have to pick up ourselves especially in our next game,” Mawiwi told the Daily News.

“We are drifting away from the leading pack. I think the next three matches should bring us back. Our next game is a must win for us. We need to collect those three points.

“We are working hard and it’s a matter of time. I can assure you that we will come back and fight. We are losing from the same mistakes. We are failing to deal with set pieces and today the defence let us down again,” added Mawiwi.

His counterpart Calisto Pasuwa was pleased with the result.

“It was a good result. We played well although I am worried about our defence at times. We allow opponents to play the ball around us in dangerous areas,” Pasuwa said.

Harare City had an advantage over DeMbare but their passing game was not made easy by the poor bumpy pitch. The Glamour Boys were lifted in the second half by the introduction of Mukanga and Madamombe who breathed life into their attack.

The match saw Gondo, who was signed from Tripple B by Dynamos , announced his arrival with an impressive display, giving City defenders tough time throughout the afternoon.

Teams

Dynamos: Artwell Mukandi, Thomas Magorimbo, Augustine Mbara, Partson Jaure, Themba Ndlovu, Stephen Alimenda, Devon Chafa (walter Mukanga, 51min), Tafadzwa Rusike (Bret Amidu, 87min), Washington Pakamisa, Anesu Gondo, Ronald Chitiyo (Russel Madamombe, 70min).

Harare City: Nomore John, Munya Diro Nyenye, Tongai Chiworeso, Chrispen Dickson, Arnold Chivheya, James Jamu, William Manondo, Nathan Ziwini, Martin Vengesai (Osbourne Mukuradare, 84min), Crybert Muvuti (Misheck Mburayi ,53min), Phineas Bhamusi (Talent Chawapiwa, 83min).

Comments (2)

dymbare zvazvinhu

josamu - 29 April 2014

dymbare zvazvinhu Gondo bhora mugedi kaone

josamu - 29 April 2014

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