Dynamos attack worries Pasuwa

HARARE - Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa is concerned about his side's lack of creativity in recent Castle Premiership matches ahead of Sunday’s clash with league debutants Chiredzi FC.

Dynamos have so far won four games draw one and lost three in their opening eight games of the 2014 season.

In the process, the Glamour Boys have only scored eight goals and conceded five leaving their goal difference on three.

Compared to early season log leaders Highlanders, who have been able to bang 15 goals thus far, Dynamos are a far cry from the scoring rate they need to achieve early in the season.

What left Pasuwa more concerned is the fact in midweek, the Harare giants have had to thank full back Ocean Mushure, who scored a last minute controversial penalty against FC Platinum to secure a 1-0 win at the National Sports Stadium.

Mushure’s strike was Dynamos first goal in five matches as the Glamour Boys have struggled to find the back of the net.

“We need to work on our strike force, in terms of scoring goals in open play,” Pasuwa said after their match against Platinum.

DeMbare is able to dominate possession in most of their matches creating numerous scoring chances but their forwards namely Washington Pakamisa, Anesu Gondo and Simba Sithole have been off colour this season.

“We are getting there in terms of attacking but we are failing to convert our chances. It’s bad for our club, we are going to sit down and correct our mistakes mainly the striking department,” Pasuwa said.

DeMbare suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of newcomers Chapungu earlier this month and after the match Pasuwa bemoaned the absence of Pakamisa, who was attending a family bereavement.

Pakamisa was back for the Buffaloes game but DeMbare’s woes upfront continued as they failed to test the opposition goalkeeper and subsequently went down 1-0.

It is clear that Pasuwa has a lot of trust in Pakamisa but the former CAPS United is not having a good 2014 season.

Pakamisa is yet to find the back of the net this season but continues to start as the main forward if he is fit and available. 

The Glamour Boys top scorer is Gondo, who has two goals that he scored in the 3-1 win over Harare City.

This afternoon, DeMbare will be under pressure to collect maximum points against a Chiredzi that is finding life difficult in the top flight.

Moses Chunga’s men have one win only in eight matches and will start the match as underdogs against the defending champions.

Chiredzi are just one place off the bottom of table with a paltry five points and are already early season relegation candidates.

However, a win over DeMbare this afternoon might ignite the Chiredzi players fight against the drop.

In Mutare, Highlanders will have to fight off the challenge posed by a wounded Buffaloes side that is still trying to come to terms with the 5-1 defeat at the hands of Triangle in midweek.

Bosso coach Kelvin Kaindu is well aware that they face a Buffaloes backlash and if his players are not geared up for the encounter they will at the end of a thrashing from the home side.

At the National Sports Stadium, CAPS United hope to bounce back from the 2-0 defeat they suffered at the hands of How Mine in midweek by beating Bantu Rovers this afternoon.


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