FC Platinum …(0) 1
Dynamos… (1) 2
Dynamos substitute Farai Muparisi rose from the bench to give the Glamour Boys a deserved win in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Mandava yesterday.The win saw the defending champions rising to second position on the log table, three points behind log leaders Highlanders with a game in hand.
Muparisi, who came in for Cliff Sekete in the 71st minute connected a cross from another substitute Martin Vengesai to beat FC Platinum shotstopper Tafadzwa Dube five minutes before Bulawayo referee Philani Ncube blew to end the match.
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In-form midfielder Denver Mukamba had put Dynamos in the lead in the 18th minute with a classic strike from inside FC Platinum’s penalty box.
Thomas Magorimbo’s long throw into the FC Platinum’s penalty box and a flick by veteran Murape Murape found an unmarked Mukamba, who rifled a stinger past Dube from close range.
FC Platinum equalised in the 64th minute with a powerful header by Donald Ngoma.
The goal was engineered by Ali Sadiki who sent in a cross from the right flank which was met by Ngoma with a beautiful header.
However, the match turned into an ill-tempered affair in the second half as Platinum defender Qadir Amini saw red in the 69th minute for an off the ball incident on Dynamos defender Patson Jaure.
The visiting fans continued to throw missiles onto the pitch in the second half, seemingly not impressed with the way Ncube handled the game, injuring a ball boy, who had to receive medical attention from the FC Platinum medics.
Dynamos dominated the game in the first half with Mukamba terrorising Zephania Ngodzo on the left flank but FC Platinum came back recharged after the breather and the coming in of Joel Ngodzo and Charles Sibanda completely changed the complexion of the match.
Dynamos coaches Kalisto Pasuwa refused to comment on the game after the match although his team picked up maximum points on the road, which put them on the right course to retaining the league title.
Tendai Chikuni, the FC Platinum coach said the red card on Amini cost them.