DeMbare in sweet win

HARARE - Dynamos injected life into their Castle Lager Premiership title defence and handed interim coach Tonderai Ndiraya his second win by defeating second-placed Triangle 2-0 at Gibbo Stadium yesterday.

Yesterday’s match was supposed to be Ndiraya’s first real test in the DeMbare hot seat after picking up his first win in his maiden league game against struggling ZPC Kariba at the weekend.

Triangle have been ruthless at Gibbo and had only previously lost once at home this season but the Glamour Boys showed character to emerge with all three points after goals from Roderick Mutuma and Richard Kawondera.

Ndiraya’s men are now tied on 35 points with the Sugar Sugar boys but remain in third place due to an inferior goal difference.

Both clubs remain five points behind log leaders Chicken Inn with 11 games to go before the season comes to an end.

The home side were the first to threaten when Tawanda Muyendi’s effort went straight into the DeMbare goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuruva’s arms.

Shortly after, Takesure Chinyama’s attempt at goal was cleared off the line with Mutuma also blazing over the bar with Triangle’s shot-stopper Ashley Rayners exposed.

With action swinging from end to end, DeMbare took the lead four minutes before the break when Mutuma beat the home side’s offside trap and beat Rayners with a low shot.

Triangle came back from the breather looking as sharp as ever but their tempo was to be disrupted by the injury of a lively Malvern Gaki who was replaced by Zambian import Makundika  Sakala

In the 66th minute, the home side’s Brian Juwayeyi sent his effort wide after he had been set up by Pasca Manhanga.

The Sugar Sugar Boys were to rue that missed chance as their former striker Kawondera increased the visitors’ lead four minutes later.

After replacing Chinyama, Kawondera sealed the three points for the Glamour Boys with a well-taken goal.

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