|DeMbare outclass CAPS|
|Saturday, 28 July 2012 21:41|
Dynamos continued their dominance over bitter rivals Caps United with a proud victory in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Rufaro yesterday.
Caps United, who were the better side, were left cursing their misfortune when defender Tawanda Munyanduri’s half-clearance in the box was flicked on by Douglas Walaza, falling kindly for Muparati who connected beautifully to beat a diving Edmore Sibanda.
With barely five minutes on the clock, Kawondera dribbled past Thomas Magorimbo on the wing and charged towards goal before unleashing a rising shot but DeMbare goalminder George Chigova was equal to the task with Caps United fans already up on their feet.
But Dynamos were not to be intimidated. In the 11th minute, Cliff Sekete collected a pass from Rodrick Mutuma and roasted Douglas Walaza but his cut-in was well read by Sibanda who averted danger for United.
DeMbare were then forced to make an injury-inspired substitution with 33 minutes played, taking off skipper Guthrie Zhokinyi for George Magariro in central defence.
Caps then launched a quick counter attack from the resultant goal kick but Kawondera, who had done well to evade a Muparati challenge in midfield, was fouled by the combative Milton Makopa and the midfielder was duly cautioned by the referee, much to the chagrin of the Dynamos fans. After the break the game slowed down with both teams failing to reproduce the passes they had exhibited in the first period.
Kawondera, who had been pulling the strings for Caps in the first half with his work-rate and exquisite ball control, could no longer sparkle as he had to contend with Makopa who came back from the breather in uncompromising mood.
Kutsanzira and Marvel Samaneka as Kawondera had done. The defending champions’ confidence rose after Kawondera’s departure and, with 10 minutes to play, Muparati broke the deadlock with a volley which gave Sibanda no chance.
After the match, Dynamos assistant coach Tonderayi Ndiraya was all praises for his charges.
“The boys executed the game plan very well and we dominated for long periods but, unfortunately, we could not convert the chances that came our way. As a manager it is my duty to encourage the players to put the defeat behind them and move forward,” said Connor.