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Dynamos Shut Down Kariba

Dynamos wonderkid, Quality Kangaze was the star performer of the day at National Sports Stadium on Sunday when his 93rd minute goal helped Dynamos collect their second set of three points in a week with a convincing 3-1 win over ZPC Kariba.

Dynamos showed intent from the first minute as Mandiranga and Mukamba combined well with the former’s shot going wide off the upright.

In the 12th minute, ZPC’s Mamute had a clear chance to put the visitors ahead but his rushed shot went agonisingly wide with Dynamos’ goalkeeper well beaten.

Mandiranga then connected well with a Mukamba corner kick in the 32nd minute to put the hosts ahead.

Moments later, Mandiranga should have added his second goal of the day after a brilliant attack but his effort could only find Tendai Hove, who was on guard for ZPC Kariba.

12 minutes into the second half, Mukamba and Christian Epoupa Ntouba combined well with the Cameroonian’s shot blocked by Hove before falling on an alert Mukamba who buried the effort to make it 2-0 in favor of the glamour boys.

With 10 minutes left before the final whistle, ZPC Kariba substitute Daniel Chakupe pulled one back to put the scoreline at 2-1.

With the goal, Kauya Katuruturu momentarily came back into the contest but Dynamos wonder kid, Kangadze had other ideas as he picked up a lose pass from Ntouba and danced his way past one defender and buried his effort to kill the match.

Dembare’s win against ZPC Kariba was their first at home this season and comes barely two days after they dispatched cross town rivals, Harare City 1-0 at the same venue on Thursday.

The victory also comes as a huge relief to coach Lloyd Mutasa who just a week ago was facing the axe after a string of poor results.

Speaking to reporters after the match, Mutasa was full of praises for his former champions’ performance although he conceded his side are still far from being the dominant force their once were.

Mutasa said the win was a confidence booster as the season progresses.

“This was a tough match playing a disciplined ZPC side but the good part is we took our chances and we buried them. It’s still early days to talk about the season but these two games can go a long way in boosting the confidence of the players.

“We would love to play beautiful football with a bit of more goals in-between but you look at where we are coming from, it’s not easy to play good football especially when you have been struggling. We need to get the momentum first and we will go back to the basics, but we will take the three points as they come,” said Mutasa.

ZPC Kariba head coach, Sunday Chidzambwa blamed his charges for missing easy chances and conceding soft goals for the loss.

“In football if you miss a chance you get punished and that’s what happened with us today. We also gave away very simple goals which proved costly.

“If you miss good chances and concede easy goals the result is you lose the game. Our first goal was a very cheap goal. How can you allow the opponent to score from inside the 6 yard box? The second goal was like our players were not interested in playing,” said Chidzambwa whose side missed two clear cut chances in the first half which could have changed the dynamic of the game.

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