Winning start for Biggie Zuze

Bulawayo Chiefs.............0
Dynamos.................(1) 1

BULAWAYO - Dynamos interim coach Biggie Zuze had a good start in the dugout when his team beat edged Bulawayo Chiefs courtesy of a goal by Quality Kangadzi in a Castle Lager Premiership match yesterday.

Zuze was handed the reins at the troubled Harare giants last week following the sacking of Lloyd Mutasa and in only his first game was able to guide DeMbare to their third win of the season from 11 games.

With yesterday’s victory, the Glamour Boys are now on eighth place on the log with 12 points.

“I give credit to the boys; they worked hard for the result. We came here to play according to our game plan and I think the youngsters gave their best,” Zuze said after the game.

“Where we are coming from, it is so difficult to psyche the players to play the way they played today.

“The boys have been playing this type of football; it’s just that the results were not coming. We just need to keep our heads down and go forward.
“We now have the confidence going into the next match against FC Platinum.”

Chiefs coach Garthly Chipuka said: “We normally play traditional 4-4-2 but because of injuries, we had to change the game plan and have positional changes. We have a shortage of strikers, they are out injured.

“In the second half, the effort was there, the tactical moves were good but we failed to score. We are worried; we have a deficit, we need to add more strikers during the season break.”

The match never really resembled top flight encounter as both teams struggled to play some entertaining football.

Chiefs started with a fast pace as they hoped to unsettle Dynamos and the strategy worked as the visitors were forced to be on the back foot in the early stages of the match.

Chiefs’ dominance yielded nothing and Dynamos slowly took the reins with Kangadzi, Blessing Moyo and Marvelous Mukumba controlling proceedings in midfield.

DeMbare broke the deadlock 34 minutes into the match when Kangadzi connected with a cross from Emmanuel Mandiranga.

Kangadzi almost doubled the scores for Dynamos two minutes before halftime break but his shot from inside the penalty box was saved by Chiefs keeper Kelvin Nyoni.

In the second half, Dynamos continued to have an upper hand with Chiefs looking desperate in all their moves.

Chiefs substitute Arthur Musiyiwa wasted an opportunity to equalise when he shot weakly at goal with only goalkeeper Tonderai Mateyaunga to beat.

Mukumba was unlucky not to score the second goal for Dynamos when his header off a Mandiranga corner kick hit the upright and came back into play.

Chiefs tried to come back into the match but it was all in vain as they were blunt upfront the whole afternoon.

Bulawayo Chiefs: Kelvin Nyoni, Malvin Nkolo, Brighton Manhire (Clement Makamba 64m), Polite Moyo, Last Sithole, Takunda Muzuva, Gracious Muleya (Lucky Ndlela 86m), Shadreck Nyahwa, Perfect Chikwende, Kundishora Chakanyuka (Arthur Musiiwa 47m), Moses Majika

Dynamos: Tonderai Mateyaunga, Jimmy Tigere, Marshal Machazani, Peace Makaha, Godfrey Mukambi, Blessing Moyo, Marvelous Mukumba, Emmanuel Mandiranga, Kudzanai Dhemere (Gift Saunyama 63m), Quality Kangadzi (Phakamani Dube 88m), Kudakwashe Kumwala (Tawanda Macheke 63m).

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