ZPC Kariba . . . (0) 0
Dynamos . . . (0) 0
HARARE giants Dynamos and ZPC Kariba battled out for a drab goalless draw at Nyamhunga Stadium yesterday, two weeks after settling for a similar scoreline at Rufaro Stadium in the reverse fixture.
BY NUNURAI JENA
A frustrated Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa summed his charges’ disappointment after the match when he said a team cannot expect to win if they are not scoring.
“It was a difficult match. We did not create enough chances to come out with a win today….remember if you cannot score, you will never win matches,” said Mutasa.
His opposite number, ZPC coach Sunday Chidzambwa was, however, happy with the result after masterminding another disciplined perfomance against his former paymasters.
“Today we played better than we did at Rufaro; we created many chances. I’m happy with the defence but we need to work on our attack and put away the chances,” said Chidzambwa
ZPC Kariba were the first to settle in the match, with winger Talent Chawapiwa having a field day on the left flank where Ocean Mushure was struggling with his game all afternoon.
The home side could have taken the lead in the second minute when Chawapiwa dispossessed Mushure in Dynamos’ penalty box, but his shot was safely collected by in-form Dynamos goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuruva.
Chawapiwa came back again in the 13th minute when he worked his way past Mushure with ease, but his cross found no takers in the box before Never Tigere had his freekick from just outside the box saved by Mukuruva.
Dynamos also had their fair share of missed opportunities. Simbarashe Gorogodyo’s tame effort at goal was blocked by ZPC Kariba keeper Tendai Hove after he had received a good pass from new signing Jacob Muzokomba.
The second half continued in the same fashion, with action swinging from one end to the other, while chances were few and far in-between.
The best chance to break the deadlock in the second half fell to Limited Chikafa in the 55th minute, but his diving header was saved by Hove.
The introduction of Mutuma and Mukandi in the 50th and 72nd minutes respectively brought urgency in the Dynamos attack, but the deadlock still could not be broken.
ZPC put more pressure on Dynames in the last quarter, but Chikafa and substitute Leonard Fiyado failed to convert from good scoring positions, with Dynamos having their keeper to thank for the point away from home.
ZPC Kariba — T Hove, T Munyanduri, M Kunyarimwe, T Sweswe, S Appiah, T Mamvura, D Chakupe (G Mangani, 70), N Tigere (P Kabwe, 70), T Chawapihwa (L, Fiyado 83), L Chikafa
Dynamos — T Mukuruva, G Murwira, O Mwerahari, S Linyama, O Mushure, T Chipunza, M Mambare, B Amidu, S Gorogodyo (D Mukamba 40), J Muzokomba (D Mukandi 72), N. King (R Mutuma 50)