DeMbare extend CAPS domination

HARARE - Rodrick Mutuma’s late strike thrust Dynamos into the semi-finals of the One Wallet Cup and extended their dominance over CAPS United in the second instalment of the Harare derby in as many weeks. 

The Glamour Boys’ win sees them the only seeded team remaining in the knock out tournament that has seen big guns FC Platinum, Highlanders and Harare City fall by the way side.

The loss was another bitter pill to swallow for United, whose coach Taurai Mangwiro felt there was “little separating the two sides.”

“We conceded late and it was always going to be difficult to recover from that,” Mangwiro said.

“Coming into this match we obviously had a feeling that today was our day. You could see it from the way we took the game to them. But such is football.

“We are not going to despair.”

Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa was happy to record another victory over United.

“I’m happy for the team and myself,” he said.

“From the way the game was playing it was only a matter of time until the goal came. I’m happy for Rodrick, his one player who is always around that six yard box and it paid dividends.

“We are meeting CAPS again next week, that’s football; we just have to prepare for it. Of cause getting a win today gives us confidence getting into that encounter.”

Asked if he now feels Dynamos are favourites considering they are the only seeded team remaining in the tournament, Pasuwa said:

“We are always victims of this so called small team syndrome so we have to play first then we talk.”

Meeting for the second time following last weekend’s goalless league draw, both sides were eager for a win that would see them remain in contention for the One Wallet Cup.

Dynamos seemed to be on course to claim the bragging rights such a derby provides when Ronald Chitiyo was let free down the middle of the CAPS United defence early on.

However, with CAPS goalkeeper Jorum Muchambo badly exposed, the former Monomotapa midfielder blazed his effort way over the bar.

Mutuma then caused Makepekepe some anxious moments with a header that Muchambo managed to keep from crossing the goal line.

Opportunities kept coming for Dynamos before United came from the breather threatening but falling to make any meaningful inroads.

With the game seemingly heading for a shoot-out, Chitiyo found Simba Sithole down the left wing which he did well to send in a cross that was met by an on rushing Mutuma.

United put on a spirited attempt to find a way back through the efforts of Tendai Semanja, Ishmael Thindwa and Leonard Fiyado but they found the Dynamos defence unyielding.

CAPS: Jorum Muchambo, Tapiwa Khumbuyani, David Chipala, Stephen Makatuka (George Nyirenda, 32m),Ronald Pfumbidzai, Tendai Samanja, Dominic Mukandi, Hardlife Zvirekwi, Gerald Phiri (Ishmael Thindwa, 81m), Leonard Fiyado, Pervington Zimunya.

Dynamos: Artwell Mukandi, Blessing Moyo, Ocean Mushure, Themba Ndlovu, Augustine Mbara, Steven Alimenda, Russel Madamombe (Farai Mupasiri, 56 m) , Murape Murape (Fabrice Mbimba, 71 m), Ronald Chitiyo, Rodrick Mutuma, Washington Pakamisa (Simba Sithole, 71m).

Comments (4)

caps kagood bitch kanonaka

Harare - 21 July 2014

Bla Tau after all these years in coaching and having attained such high qualifications and having played at the highest level in domestic football you tell me you can not think of a way to out wit Dynamo? You saw how Chelsea with almost average players or spent forces out witted hot red Liverpool in a league match last season? That was in April. Why didn't you go for a defensive game and try winning it on penalties? Honestly at that level of the game you need to be innovative. Is that not true? You could have even played one or two fringe players to confuse your opponents and make them change their strategy. These are must win games Tau and what you are doing with that team is not the right way to do it. In the 80s and 90s CAPS would lose to Eagles, Bata Power, Mhangura, or Tanganda even Chifamba FC but they would complete a double on Highlanders and Dynamos. That was our pride. How do you feel losing to one team year in year out? This now needs introspection. You must find a way for the next encounter. But i already know that you will, lose the encounter 2-0.Thats not good enough Tau. Do something about it. Best wishes mate

SHAVA - 21 July 2014

Dembare iteam yedu rova ngoma usekerere. If u want to see the best of Dynamos watch them playing against big guns such as Highlanders, Caps Untd, F.C platinum and others. In Zim there is Dynamos ne dzimwewo dzichitevera. Caps Untd hokoyo neChazunguza. DeeeeeeeeeeeeMbare.

A. Mbeyo - 21 July 2014

This is a free world. That much i agree but Harare your comment is not one of the best. Sorry it is just out of place. It makes us sick. I feel nausea and a little disgusted. Thank you young man you wanted to sound funny but not that way. That is said in other places like shabeens or nightclubs

SHAVA - 21 July 2014

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