DeMbare in lucky escape

HARARE - Dynamos were lucky to escape with a draw after producing a shambolic performance against a slick passing Triangle, who were cruelly denied a deserved victory by Ocean Mushure’s late strike.

Mushure’s fortuitous goal at the stroke off full time spoilt Kevin Kaindu’s party, who was just seconds away from celebrating his first win over Dynamos since he started coaching in Zimbabwe four years ago.

His side, spurred on by Felix Kuswatuka’s 64th minute opener, had done everything right up until a lapse of concentration late on opened the door for a Dynamos side whose performance belied their status as the Zimbabwe champions.

It equally piled the pressure on coach David Mandigora, whose team was also held by Premiership debutants Tsholotsho at home last weekend.

Yesterday’s result meant DeMbare stayed in second place on the log but now trail leaders Chicken Inn by four points.

“It was a tough game for us,” Mandigora admitted. “But I think the guys showed character to fight back otherwise e had lost this game 1-0.

“They (Triangle) were quick to every second ball but it was more balanced in the second half. No doubt we have to improve. I’m worried we are dropping too many points at home.”

Triangle assistant coach Biggie Zuze conceded the team he starred for as a player was fortunate to escape with a draw.

“Overall we had about 75 percent possession. We really dominated the game. It’s just that our defending needs working on but otherwise in terms of scoring we have been scoring goals,” he said.

The Sugar Sugar Boys dominated the Harare giants for large periods of the game with home side pegged back for the better part of the first half.

As become custom to the Zimbabwe champions play this season; they lacked purpose or any cohesion and failed to string together any meaningful passes.

In the second period, DeMbare however, emerged from the breather with more intent and Oscar Machapa came close to opening the scoring with a rasping effort that slid off the cross bar.

It was a strong warning to Triangle and they quickly regained control of the game forcing the vocal Dynamos to resort to their mantra: “Mandigora ausaite funny funny nevanhu.” (Mandigora please don’t take us for granted).

The DeMbare fans were given more impetuous to crank up their anti-Mandigora theme when Kuswatuka finally converted Triangle’s possession into a bankable commodity when he beat Artwell Mukandi with a low drive.

The former Lengthens forward, who had came on for Richard Kawondera four minutes earlier, pounced on a loss ball that had been punched back into play by Mukandi following Praise Tonha’s stinging free kick.

The Lowveld side remained on the front foot after surging ahead.

Mandigora’s prayers were answered at the stroke of full time when what looked like a cross from Mushure evaded everybody inside the Triangle box including goalkeeper Ronald Mudimu.

Dynamos: ArtwellMukandi, GodknowsMurwira, Ocean Mushure, Augustine Mbara, Sydney Linyama, Stephen Alimenda, Walter Mukanga, Ronald Chitiyo, OscarMachapa (Masimba Mambare 69min),Carlos Rusere (Farai Mupasiri 69 min),Patrick Khumbula(Dominic Chungwa 73min).

Triangle: Ronald Mudimu, Praise Tonha, Nelson Meson, Jimmy Tigere, Charles Rukwani, TichaonaChipunza, PascaManhanga, Hillary Bakacheza (MarvellousMukumba70 min),Hardlife Mavundi, Richard Kawondera (Felix Kuswatuka 60min), Lameck Nhamo (Chastern Ngondonga 74min).

Comments (2)

mandigora which formation are you employing pliz kana zvava kurema ask Pasuwa akupe bhora chairo kwete zvawava kuita izvi,toda win,win,draw,win,win,draw kwete zvako zvema draws izvi

mutswiri - 2 June 2015

hakuna kwainoenda team iyi as long as Yogi is the coach.

Tahir Iqbal - 2 June 2015

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