Sadomba dazzles

A decade after Edward Sadomba wowed Dynamos fans, before embarking on a sojourn that took him to Mozambique, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Libya, it seems he is ready to charm once again, if yesterday’s performance is anything to go by.

The 35-year-old striker signed a one-year contract with the Glamour Boys ahead of the new campaign and announced his return to the domestic scene with a well-taken goal as the Glamour Boys beat the Green Machine in a pre-season invitational Charity Shield Cup yesterday.

Sadomba latched on to a long pass from midfield, composed himself, before rounding off CAPS United goalkeeper Prosper Chigumba and struck from a tight angle on 16 minutes to send DeMbare fans into a frenzy.  
Exciting Congolese midfielder Ngandu Mangala added the second in the same fashion on 35 minutes as the Glamour Boys fired the early warning shots ahead of the start of the 2019 Castle Lager Premiership season which commences on March 30.
But it was Sadomba, though, who charmed the Dynamos faithful with his intelligent runs which gave the CAPS United centre backs Dominic Mukandi and Method Mwanjali a nightmarish afternoon.
“Firstly, I want to thank God for the victory. I also want to thank our supporters for coming and rallying behind us. We just want to try our best so that our fans will return again to the Stadium,” Sadomba said after the match.
“Scoring after 10 years, it feels really great. Last season we didn’t perform well, so we want to try and work hard this time around to please our fans. I just want to take each game as it comes, I don’t want to set any target for myself, sometimes it brings unnecessary pressure.”
Of course it was not a dominant display by the Glamour Boys as CAPS United at times dominated possession but it was the manner in which the largely unheralded side acquainted themselves which gave their coach Lloyd Chigowe every reason to be satisfied.
Chigowe had only four players from those who featured prominently last season his starting XI in the form of Godfrey Mukambi, goalkeeper Simba Chinani, Jimmy Tigere and Kudzai Dhemere, while the rest were the new faces signed at the start of the year.
Aces Youth Soccer Academy product Jarison Selemani, Ngandu, Tawanda Chisi and Munayaradzi Mawadza, all caught the eye with some assured performances as they matched their more superior opponents.
CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe was equally happy with the shift put on by his boys in their first competitive game during this off-season.
Chitembwe named a strong starting XI that had such established players like Mwanjali, Mukandi, Phenias Bhamusi, Joel Ngodzo, new signings Gabriel Nyoni and Newman Sianchali, however, did little to trouble their opponents.   
“It was okay, it gave us an opportunity obviously to try a few little things. It also gave us an opportunity to give these boys a chance to play like I have said, we have been training for almost four to five weeks without playing games and this was our first match,” Chitembwe said.
“So yeah, from that angle you can say it was worthwhile. We obviously take some lessons from this game as we continue with our preparations for the season.
“I certainly believe by the time we hit March 31, we would have played more games and be in good shape and these other aspects will be sorted. More game time will help us improve a lot of aspects and I think its work in progress.”
For winning the match Dynamos walked away $20 000 richer while CAPS United pocketed $15 000.

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