DeMbare fire blanks

Dynamos... 0

Chapungu... 0

HARARE - Following last weekend’s heavy 3-0 defeat at the hands of Highlanders, Dynamos where heavily tipped to redeem themselves in yesterday’s encounter.

But the fading Harare giants predictably chose to disappoint by putting up a lifeless performance to register a goalless draw against a battling Chapungu side in a Castle Lager Premiership match yesterday.

The Glamour Boys were so poor they failed to register a single attempt on goal throughout the 90 minutes.

DeMbare players lacked the desire, commitment and the determination to justify why they are playing for one of the biggest clubs in the country.

In fact, Dynamos should count themselves lucky to walk away with a point after Chapungu put up a decent show only to be let down by some poor decision making in the final third where they chose to shoot straight at goalkeeper Simbarashe Chinani.

The Air Force of Zimbabwe side even struck the crossbar in the second half when substitute Phillip Marufu’s header had Chinani scrambling.

Another second half substitute Xolani Ncube almost scored with his first involvement when he beat Godfrey Mukumbi on the right before sending in a fierce shot that needed Chinani to tip over for a corner.

A lot had been said about DeMbare’s new signing Kingston Nkhatha, who was given his first start yesterday.

However, after watching the veteran striker in action, the Glamour Boys supporters were left wondering if he is really the kind of player who could get goals for them.

Judging by yesterday’s performance, it’s now apparent why Dynamos are 12th on the log table with 30 points from 25 matches, a massive 29 points behind log leaders FC Platinum.

The Glamour Boys are only separated by three points with Nichrut, who occupy the last relegation place on the log table.

Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa admitted he is a frustrated man with the way things are going.

“We will take the point but just like any other coach after suffering a defeat, you would want to see a response but it wasn’t to be,” he said.

For Chapungu, a point against Dynamos was a testimony of the hard work they have been putting on lately.

They are now 13th on the log table with 29 points, one behind Dynamos and their coach Rodwell Dhlakama welcomed yesterday’s result.

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