Dynamos win in vain

HARARE - Dynamos’ four-year reign as the league champions came to an end on Saturday after Chicken Inn were crowned 2015 league champions.  

The Glamour Boys’ faint hopes of a fifth straight championship were shattered despite a comfortable 2-0 win over Chapungu.   

With Chicken Inn beating Harare City 3-1 at Luveve yesterday, it meant even if Dynamos were to win their last game at Buffaloes they would still not retain the title.

The result confirmed the Gamecocks as champions after second placed FC Platinum drew 1-1 with CAPS United at Mandava Stadium.

A Walter Mukanga and Takesure Chinyama goal in each half could do nothing to help the Glamour Boys.

Their coach Tonderai Ndiraya said it was not their year.

“It was always going to be difficult the moment we dropped points against Harare City. We went for about three consecutive games without picking up maximum points and that was our biggest letdown,” Ndiraya said after the match.

“We had too many draws. If we had converted those draws into wins it could have been easy for us.

“But that is football I think it was not our year. We just need to go back and refocus for next season. We need to work hard and come back strongly and regain the title.

“But like I said before we want to finish strongly. We need to push hard and win our last match. Our main focus now is on the Easycall Cup.”

On their win against Chapungu Ndiraya said: “I think it was a difficult game, we started very slowly. Chapungu were dominating us although we later adjusted.

“Again in the second half we were on the back foot for the better part. We knew Chapungu was going to be difficult and what’s important is we got maximum points.

Chapungu coach John Nyikadzino felt they dominated the game but failed to convert their dominance into goals.

“Overall, I think the result is deceptive, we were in control of the game expect for the goals Dynamos scored,” Nyikadzino said after the match.

“Our objective remains to be among the top eight teams. We are looking forward to finish in style against How Mine.”

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