DeMbare cap dis­as­trous cam­paign

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Nichrut. ....................................3 Dy­namos .................................0 ROD­ER­ICK MUTUMA scored a brace as Dy­namos were handed a drub­bing by al­ready rel­e­gated Nichrut at As­cot yes­ter­day.

Ephraim Mwinga con­verted a late penalty to com­plete the rout.

The record Zim­babwe Pre­mier­ship cham­pi­ons had a poor cam­paign, flirt­ing with rel­e­ga­tion for the bet­ter part of the marathon.

Lloyd Chigowe was brought on an in­terim ba­sis to­wards the end of the sea­son to re­place fired Lloyd Mu­tasa who had led the team into the murky wa­ters of rel­e­ga­tion.

Chigowe man­aged to save the once Glam­our Boys but is not guar­an­teed of get­ting the job on a per­ma­nent ba­sis.

DeMbare sup­port­ers chanted Chigowe and his lieu­tenant Mu­rape Mu­rape’s names as if to en­dorse them for the team’s coach­ing job on a per­ma­nent ba­sis.

Some re­ports sug­gested Chigowe signed a con­tract with the Harare gi­ants to con­tinue at the helm in the 2019 sea­son but the lanky coach dis­missed the re­ports as false.

“That is bar talk, you know at Dy­namos peo­ple just talk but there is noth­ing like that, I have not yet signed a con­tract.

“It is pure ru­mours and lies. Some­thing is go­ing on re­gard­ing the ne­go­ti­a­tions but noth­ing has been fi­nalised as yet,” he said.

Chigowe also sug­gested that yes­ter­day’s de­feat was a sign that all is not well in the Dy­namos camp.

“It was a hor­ror show, there is a lot that was hap­pen­ing be­hind the scenes which I am not at lib­erty to share.

“But what was hap­pen­ing be­hind the scenes re­ally af­fected the team’s per­for­mance,” he said.

While Dy­namos set­tled first into the match against the di­vi­sion one bound side, they failed to make their good start count.

Seven min­utes be­fore the breather, their for­mer son Mutuma ca­p­atilised on a mis­take by cap­tain of the day, God­frey Mukambi, to give the hosts the lead.

Mo­ments af­ter the breather, Dy­namos could have equalised but Tawanda Macheke failed to con­nect af­ter he was set on goal by Brett Amidu.

Three min­utes be­fore the hour mark, Mutuma com­pleted his brace with a div­ing header af­ter a bril­liant feed by an­other for­mer DeMbare man Farai Vimisayi.

Ten min­utes from time, Macheke failed to score again af­ter he was set on goal by Cleopas Ka­pupurike.

Mwinga con­verted a penalty in the 85th minute, which was awarded by referee Phi­lani Ncube af­ter a reck­less Mukambi had fouled an op­po­nent in­side the box.

Nichrut coach Michael Ngore was happy with max­i­mum points, say­ing it is a good foun­da­tion for life in the un­fash­ion­able se­cond tier.

“I just told the guys to go and at­tack and utilise their chances and I happy we showed we have a good plat­form to build on in di­vi­sion one,” he said. Teams:


Chak­wana, R Mutuma (L Masveure 61), T Ha­pazari (G Bhero 90), D Bori­wondo, F Bushiri, E Mwinga, F Vimisayi (N Mpin­duki 90), A Maliselo, N Moyo, T Taruvinga, A Nhongo

Dy­namos: T Mateyaungwa, J Marufu, P Dube, G Saun­yama, G Mukambi, M Mukumba, B Amidu (E Mandi­ranga 59), K Dhe­mere, K Kumwala (C Ka­pupurike 46), T Macheke, M Kaseke (B Moyo 46)

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