Dynamos through to One Wallet final

ZVISHAVANE - Blessing Moyo scored what could be a contender for the goal of the tournament to hand Luke Masomere a defeat in his first match in charge of How Mine as Dynamos booked a place in the One Wallet Cup final with a deserved win here yesterday.

The Glamour Boys will meet Triangle in the final after Biggy Zuze’s men beat Chicken Inn in the other semi-final match.

Backed by their travelling supporters, DeMbare were full value for their win as they showed the intention to win the match from the onset as confirmed by their coach Calisto Pasuwa.

“We wanted to win the match from the start,” he said.

“We are now looking forward to the cup final. We just need to keep working hard and see what will happen. Cup games are always unpredictable,” added Pasuwa.

Masomere, however, played down the defeat arguing that there were more positives from the match.

“It was a good game. We played well but we couldn’t utilise our chances. I am happy with the overall performance of the players.

“Dynamos capitalised on some sloppy defending by my players, we were just unlucky to lose this one. We were not good enough in front of goal. I am actually encouraged by the performance of my boys and I think there are more positives to draw from this match,” said Masomere.

The first half was a thrilling one with both teams testing each other early.

However, it was Dynamos who looked more threatening with Tafadzwa Rusike causing all sorts problems on the left side where he reduced How Mine defender Morris Kadzola to a mere spectator.

Dynamos striker Washington Pakamisa almost opened the scoring in the 14th minute but he shot weakly at goalkeeper Ephraim Mazarura after How Mine failed to clear Rusike’s free kick from the left side.

The opener was not far off though as Moyo scored a spectacular long-range shot from near the centre line in the 17th minute.

How Mine slowly clawed back into the match and could have scored in the 25th minute but the DeMbare defence stood firm.

Soon after the breather, Anesu Gondo was guilty of wasting a good scoring opportunity after receiving a square ball from lively Rusike on the left only to shoot weakly at Mazurura.

However, Pakamisa put his name on the score sheet in the 57th minute.

The former CAPS United striker capitalised on some bad defending by How Mine to double DeMbare’s lead.

As the match progressed, it became a balanced affair with both teams creating chances.

The match was however, marred by poor officiating from Bulawayo referee Pilani Ncube who looked overwhelmed by the occasion, making a lot of questionable decisions.

Dynamos team manager Richard Chihoro was evicted from the bench for protesting James Chitereki’s bad tackle on Pakamisa.

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