Bulawayo City… (0) 1
Dynamos……….. (1) 2
Dynamos put aside their internal problems which saw players boycotting training last week as they picked up valuable maximum points on the road after dismissing 10-man Bulawayo City in a tepid Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday.
BY FORTUNE MBELE
A goal in each half by Quality Kangadzi and Denver Mukamba made City coach Bekithemba Ndlovu swallow his words after he took a dig at Dynamos during the week saying they were relegation candidates.
City’s Sipho Ndlovu was sent for an early shower by referee Thabani Bamala for rough play on Ocean Mushure in the 38th minute.
Kangadzi’s goal in the 19th minute was created by skipper Mushure, whose beautifully-taken free-kick missed by Mukamba before Kangadzi ghosted from behind to open the scoring after some sloppy defending by Bulawayo City.
Mukamba weighed in with the second five minutes after the break, firing past goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya inside the box from a Kudakwashe Kumwala cross from the right after the lanky winger had dribbled past Zephaniah Ngodzo.
Chrispen Ncube then scored from a free-kick for Bulawayo City on the hour mark blasting the ball past goalkeeper Simbarashe Chinani.
And then the hosts, despite being one man down, were all over Dynamos firing from all angles, but the Harare giants defended their slender advantage right to the end to emerge victorious.
Dynamos have gone three matches without defeat with two wins and a draw to move to 29 points.
The only damper is the dwindling number of fans that are coming to watch their games as evidenced by yesterday’s attendance.
It was a relief for coach Lloyd Mutasa, who was hoping for a reaction from his charges after they were held a goalless draw by Yadah in their last league encounter.
“It was a welcome win after a week full of drama. We only did light training before we travelled to Bulawayo and thumbs-up to the boys who played well after lack of preparations,” Mutasa said.
It’s not getting any better for Ndlovu, who has lost all his five matches since taking over from Amini Soma-Phiri.
City are reeling second from the bottom on the log table with 15 points from 25 games.
“We started slow in the first half but we picked up in the second half, but that red card in the first half had killed our game plan,” Ndlovu said.
“We changed things up and dominated the second half and the performance is good; that is the everyday song, but we are not winning. We will try our best to get a win.”
Meanwhile, in another match played at Luveve Stadium, Moses Majika rescued a point for Bulawayo Chiefs after scoring 10 minutes below full time to cancel out Allen Gahadzikwa’s 25th minute opener for Black Rhinos.
Bulawayo City: M Diya, T Banda, C Samakweri (T January 46’), Z Ngodzo, H Ncube, N Ndlovu (L Nyathi 37’), B Phiri, I Kutsanzira (T Ndlovu 79’), C Ncube, T Tavengwa, S Ndlovu
Dynamos: S Chinani, P Makaha, O Mushure, P Dube, J Tigere, J Marufu (B Moyo 69’), G Saunyama, M Mukumba (T Macheke 75’), D Mukamba, K Kumwala, Q Kangadzi (B Amidu 86’).