DeMbare knocked out

Dynamos.................(1) 1

Triangle...................(2) 2

HARARE - Triangle booked a date with Harare City in this year’s Chibuku Super Cup final with a deserved victory over Dynamos yesterday in a match that was characterised by ugly scenes.

The Sugar Sugar Boys will now face defending champions, Harare City who beat CAPS United 2-1 in the other semi-final clash played on Saturday.

Russell Madamombe and Lameck Nhamo were on target for the visitors while Marshall Machazane scoredfor the fading Harare giants.

However, Triangle’s win was overshadowed by stoppages caused by missile-throwing hooligans which is likely to see Dynamos being sanctioned for the embarrassing behaviour exhibited by their restive supporters.

Frustrated by the reality that they were staring Chibuku Super Cup exit, Dynamos supporters started protesting against decisions.

On 68 minutes they caused a 13-minute stoppage when supporters housing the Vietnam Stand hit far side assistant referee Solani Ncube with a missile.

Ncube suffered a leg injury and was eventually replaced by fourth assistant Philani Ncube for the remaining minutes.

Dynamos coach Lloyd Chigowe, accepted Triangle deserved to go through to the final.

“I think in the early stages of the game we lost focus, we went to sleep and we were duly punished by a hungrier Triangle side.

“They showed that they wanted it more than us,” Chigowe said after the match.

“When we did come back into the game they were solid, physically and organised and they did not allow us a lot of space. When we did pick up momentum in the second half…I think the stoppages also affected the rhythm of the game but I think Triangle deserved to go through.”

Chigowe also urged the team’s fans to desist from acts of hooligan as it costs the club on the field of play as well as financially.

“I would urge our supporters to support us passionately but not to cost the club (in fines). They should also have control over their emotions because while we appreciate their support which is very much valued I think it also costs the club in terms of momentum on the field of play and also fines that come with hooliganism,” he said.

Triangle started on the front foot and it was not a surprise when Madamombe put them ahead after just six minutes.

Nhamo doubled their lead seven minutes later.

The Glamour Boys found their feet towards the half-hour mark after Chigowe had introduced Marvellous Mukumba for Kudzai Dhemere.

They pulled one back on the stroke of halftime through Machazane who connected a Valentine Kadonzvo corner-kick.

DeMbare came back from the break a more determined side causing some anxious moments for the visitors.

However, the momentum was disrupted when play was stopped for 13 minutes after the far side assistant referee Ncube was hit by a missile thrown rowdy Dynamos supporters.

When the game finally resumed Triangle managed to hold on to their lead much to the delight of their coach Taurai Mangwiro.

“It’s a sweet victory for us; I thought we started off on a very positive note and in 12 minutes we were already two up.

“That was the kind of start that we wanted, it kind of upset whatever they were going to throw at us,” he said.


Dynamos: Simba Chinani, Blessing Moyo, Peace Makaha, Pakamani Dube, Jimmy Tigere, Marshall Machazane, Godfrey Mukambi, Gift Saunyama, Valentine Kadonzvo, Kingston Nkhatha, Kudzai Dhemere (Marvellous Mukumba 28’)

Triangle: Ronald Mudimu, Praise Tonha, Rodwell Mhlanga, Kudzai Chigwida, Donald Dzvinyai, Ralph Kawondera, Russel Madamombe, Pasca Manhanga (Trevor Mavhunga 58’), Phinias Bamusi, Collins Dhuwa, Lameck Nhamo


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