BOSSO Clobbers Dynamos!

BOSSO Clobbers Dynamos!
Published: 2016 May 29 06:28:58 (7385 Views)
Dynamos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Highlanders . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0) 2

ANOTHER match, another record broken.

Dynamos continued their miserable start to the Premier Soccer League season when they not only fell to their fourth defeat, but also saw Highlanders end the Glamour Boys’ decade-long dominance of local football’s biggest football fixture.

In a season in which they registered their first home defeat to FC Platinum since the miners entered the top flight, a season in which they have lost a league match to Caps United for the first time since 2009, DeMbare’s mounted yesterday as fell to Highlanders for the first time since 2006.

It was the fifth time Dynamos failed to find the back of the net in eight matches as glory continues to evade the side that calls itself the Glamour Boys.

For the opposition, Dynamos once again became the gift that keeps on giving.

Eighteen-year-old Young Warriors striker Prince Dube and Bruce Kangwa scored for Bosso, the team’s 14th and 15th goals of the season, as they subdued a sinking giant that has only found the back of the net three times in eight games.

Coach Lloyd Mutasa’s decision to deploy two defensive linkmen, veteran Stephen Alimenda and Dominic Mukandi, meant DeMbare were on the back foot for large spells of the match against a mobile Bosso engine room that had the industrious Simon Munawa, Rahman Kutsanzira, King Nadolo and Kangwa calling the shots.

Dynamos might say luck was not on their side as thrice they were denied by the frame of the goal, but if they are to be honest with themselves, they lost to a more organised team which was evidently hungrier for victory.

With two defeats and a single win, interim coach Lloyd Mutasa’s prospects of landing the job on a permanent basis look bleak.

DeMbare’s problems point to players who offered very little in attack yesterday.

Mutasa denied that the Glamour Boys were in a decline, saying their only headache was failure to convert chances into goals.

“We have played less than 10 games and maybe you can talk of a decline as we progress,” Mutasa said after the match. “For now I think we still have plenty of matches for us to make up for lost ground. I wouldn’t want to believe that there is much difference between the playing personnel we have and what other teams have but I think it’s just a matter of getting goals and making things happen.”

With Highlanders coach Erol Akbay telling the media that an early goal would go a long way in calming nerves, the visitors were off the blocks as early as the first whistle and within five minutes had agonisingly watched as Dube, Knox Mutizwa and Kangwa were denied by Tatenda Mukuruva.

At the other hand, DeMbare’s forwards Farai Mupasiri and Richard Kawondera were lifeless and barely threatened Ariel Sibanda’s goal despite numerous raids into the Highlanders box by Ocean Mushure, Obey Mwerahari and Godknows Murwira.

Bosso’s persistent knocks on Mukuruva’s door yielded results three minutes before the hour mark when Mutizwa set up Dube after a fine counter-attack. Dube rising shot deflated Dynamos and sent Highlanders fans into delirium.

DeMbare rallied themselves in search of an equaliser and introduced Evans Gwekwerere for Mukandi, but the one time darling of the Dynamos faithful – clearly lacking match fitness – failed to breach the heart of an opposition defence well-marshalled by Eric Mudzingwa and skipper Felix Chindungwe.

With memories of last season’s late Quadr Amini winner still fresh in Bosso minds, insurance remained high on the visitors’ agenda and it duly arrived in the 76th minute.

Dube this time turned provider, sending in a delightful cross that was nodded home by Kangwa to secure a victory that means more than three points for Bosso and will certainly see them fancy their chances of landing the league title, which they last won in 2006.

Akbay said: “I am happy; the feeling is the same I have every time I win a match. For most people it is 10 years when we last won but for me it was just one of the games like many other normal games.”

Dynamos: T Mukuruva, O Mwerahari, S Linyama, E Muroiwa, O Mushure, S Alimenda, D Mukandi (E Gwekwerere, 59’), G Murwira, C Rusere (B Amidu, 46’), R Kawondera (K Bulaji, 53’), F Mupasiri
Highlanders: A Sibanda, B Phiri, E Mudzingwa, F Chindungwe, H Moyo, S Munawa, K Nadolo (B Banda, 79’), R Kutsanzira (T Ngulube, 54’), B Kangwa (A Silla, 84’), K Mutizwa, P Dube

- Sunday Mail

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