H/Mine find PORK in dress­ing room as they CHOP DeMbare out

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ed­die Chikamhi

Dy­namos 0 - 0 How Mine (How Mine win 5-4 af­ter penalty shootout) THINGS keep fall­ing apart at Dy­namos af­ter the giants were yes­ter­day bun­dled out of the Chibuku Su­per Cup by How Mine amid al­le­ga­tions of juju by their op­po­nents who dis­cov­ered a chunk of rot­ten pork in their chang­ing room.

DeMbare lost a penalty shootout af­ter the match had ended goal­less.

And, their coach Lloyd Mu­tasa was back in the eye of a storm as irate sup­port­ers, who strug­gled to cope with the thought that they could be hav­ing another bar­ren sea­son, con­gre­gated be­hind the VVIP main en­trance de­mand­ing an­swers for the team’s poor show this year.

The sit­u­a­tion did not ex­plode like what hap­pened when he lost his sec­ond league game in charge against FC Plat­inum ear­lier this year as po­lice had called re­in­force­ments to deal with the sit­u­a­tion.

Dy­namos are vir­tu­ally out of the reck­on­ing in the Cas­tle Lager Pre­mier­ship race and they were hop­ing to get con­so­la­tion from the Chibuku Su­per Cup. But it was the vis­i­tors who had the last laugh.

How Mine coach Kelvin Kaindu, who un­til yes­ter­day had never beaten Dy­namos in a com­pet­i­tive match, was thrilled by the win.

Kaindu was dis­ap­pointed with what his team found in their chang­ing room - a lump of pork, in a state of de­cay, which they be­lieved was juju used by their hosts.

The Zam­bian ex­pa­tri­ate charged that their hosts had thrown the tenets of sports­man­ship through the win­dow.

“Hon­estly, be­fore the game you will be say­ing when will I beat Dy­namos but af­ter the game I just feel like any other per­son. There is noth­ing spe­cial. I give thanks to God. I prayed,” said Kaindu

“But then I found some­thing strange in the chang­ing room. We have re­ported to the match com­mis­sioner, we re­ported to the fourth of­fi­cial.

“We are go­ing prob­a­bly to put a re­port as How Mine, the way Dy­namos, or the peo­ple who man this sta­dium treated us. What we found in the chang­ing room it’s not there in sport, it’s not there hon­estly.

“If we can find a steak of rot­ten pork in our chang­ing room, it’s not foot­ball. I know they are des­per­ate for a win but hon­estly it’s not foot­ball. The fair­ness is not there.

“I re­spect Dy­namos. They are prob­a­bly the team that has the ma­jor­ity in terms of sup­port but if we sink so low it’s not go­ing to be good for foot­ball,” said Kaindu.

Dy­namos were hop­ing to bounce back from a bit­ter de­feat at High­landers last week which vir­tu­ally ended their hopes in the ti­tle cam­paign but they were hope­lessly out of their depth as they failed to ap­pease their sup­port­ers.

The Glam­our Boys never looked like they would score as they did not have any mean­ing­ful chances the whole 90 min­utes. In­stead goal­keeper Tatenda Muku­ruva made a stun­ning save to deny Toto Banda point blank in the 58th minute.

DeMbare were even for­tu­nate when Ti­mothy Jan­uary’s shot from the edge of the box crashed against the cross­bar with Muku­ruva slow to the ac­tion in the 64th minute.

The teams have now met thrice this year with all en­coun­ters end­ing goal­less dur­ing reg­u­la­tion time. But the penalty kicks had to sep­a­rate them yes­ter­day.

Dy­namos con­verted their first four cour­tesy of skip­per Ocean Mushure, God­knows Mur­wira, Denver Mukamba and Masimba Mam­bare.

How Mine were flaw­less in their re­sponse as Qadr Amini, Mil­ton Ncube, Kuda Musharu and Pasca Man­hanga all made easy work of Muku­ruva.

DeMbare mid­fielder Wis­dom Mu­tasa, who had a tough after­noon yes­ter­day, worse with the coach Lloyd Mu­tasa keep­ing faith in him the whole 90 min­utes de­spite calls from ag­i­tated fans to re­place him, missed the fifth kick for Dy­namos when he shot tamely at the goal­keeper.

How­ever, Muku­ruva man­aged to keep them in the game when he saved Praise Tonha’s kick.

But the War­riors num­ber one turned vil­lain when his kick was saved by his sec­ond in com­mand in the na­tional team Dono­van Bernard.

The for­mer Aces goal­keeper then turned the hero when he beat his War­riors team­mate with the de­ci­sive kick to power How Mine to the last eight.

DeMbare coach Mu­tasa was de­jected by the de­feat, which is likely to put his fu­ture un­der the mi­cro­scope.

“It’s part and par­cel of the game. We re­ally trained for penal­ties but such is foot­ball, we lost it. Ev­ery in­di­vid­ual has got his own way of tak­ing penal­ties.

“We just told them to take the spot kicks de­pend­ing on their strengths and not to be di­verted by the goal­keeper but we missed it.

“I think we never cre­ated much in terms of go­ing for­ward but we had thought we would win it dur­ing nor­mal time but we failed,” said Mu­tasa.

Kelvin Kaindu

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