Ill-prepared Dynamos crash out

HARARE - Three red cards, a fist fight and missile throwing characterised the fall of Dynamos from the Chibuku Super Cup and the rise of Black Rhinos here yesterday.

The ugly scenes were triggered after a moment of fortune saw Chauya Chipembere score eight minutes from time through Nesbert Padzarondora’s shot that took a sharp deflection of Stephen Matsangaise into Artwell Mukandi’s net.

From there tempers flared as the Zimbabwe champions, who came into the match ill-prepared due to a player strike, failed to come to grips with Chipembere’s imminent victory.

In the heat of the moment, Rodrick Mutuma seemed to lunge at Rhinos defender Obey Gada who also seemed to retaliate.

As the brawl continued, Dynamos fans rained missiles onto the pitch.

Rhinos coach Jostein Mathuthu then got onto the field in an effort to restrain his player but those actions only went as far as earning him a red card from referee Batsirai Muchenje.

Muchenje then showed red to Mutuma and Gada before the match resumed with Rhinos holding on for a famous win.

Calisto Pasuwa summed up the brawl as “players taking matters into their own hands” while his opposite number Mathuthu said he was expecting such a reception ?because “playing Dynamos is akin to playing against the whole nation”.

“You know how it’s like when you are playing Dynamos. You are fighting the whole nation. And you have to be brave to do that and that comes with such a reward. Even Jesus was crucified for a sin he did not commit,” added Mathuthu, who is also a pastor when he is not coaching football.

Pasuwa refused to blame the week-long industrial action for their loss.

“We had our chances and we did not take them but I thought the goal they scored was from an offside position,” Pasuwa said.

Looking to take advantage of Dynamos’ failure to practise during the week, Black Rhinos made their intentions clear early on.

Chipembere almost got off to the perfect start only for Milton Kurewa to blaze his effort over from just four yards out.

But playing with the weight of expectant fans on their shoulders, DeMbare were soon out of their shell.

Ronald Chitiyo invented an intricate pass onto the path of Mutuma but the Dynamos striker failed to oblige, only managing to stroke a weak effort that was cleared off the line by Gada.

The Glamour Boys remained on the ascendency, coming close in the 28th minute with Murape Murape’s shot that was tipped over by Rhinos goalkeeper Samuel Mafukidze.

Dynamos returned from the breather more determined with Thomas Magorimbo’s shot and Mutuma’s glancing header that was inches over the bar a sign of their hunger.

Augustine Mbara would also come close in the 76th minute but it would be the Kadoma-based side that would have the last laugh.

Very much against the run of play, Padzarondora found himself with acres of space which he exploited, firing from outside the box with Stephen Matsangaidze deflecting the effort that caught Mukandi flat-footed.

The Dynamos fans did not take this lightly and responded by raining missiles onto the pitch before the heat got to Mutuma and Gada’s heads and the match degenerated into ugly scenes.

Comments (4)

though painful but we deserved it after a week turmoil and we i just wish one year this cashcow called Dembare gets relegated and the our soccer will be peaceful,no bickering,no complaints about lack of funding,indeed there will be peace.One wonders if a team has got Banc ABC as one their sponsors,averages 20 000 paying funds at the stadium,but still fail to satisfy their employees,is it beacause the employees are greed,or the employer promised to pay what he could not afford or someone is dipping his fingers in the company's finance.How then are sponsorless teams like Buffaloes managing the situation,God forbid.


Vana Marriot ngavasaite zve Zanupf zvekufinga kuti kurwa muhondo means owning Zimbabwe. These guys think playing for Dynamos in early days have made them owners of Dynamos and they think they can have slave players.

Maita Manyuka - 18 August 2014

Good riddens!

mukwerekwere - 18 August 2014

Holiganism at its best. In a matter of less than 8 days the same team found itself in two big messies, on two capital cities. Dienamosi is the perpertator of violence. They must be severely punished

finyo - 19 August 2014

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