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Dynamos squanders glorious chance



Dynamos squandered a glorious chance to shoot to the top of the Premiership after they lost to champions Gunners at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.

David Rediyoni’s screamer in the second minute was enough to send Dynamos crushing.

The team should also be counting themselves lucky to have conceded only a single goal.

Goalkeeper Washington Arubi who had become the hero for Dynamos of late, was the villain of the day yesterday after he missed from the spot.

Dembare remained on second position on the log with 57 points while Gunners dislodged Monomotapa to fourth place with 46 points.

A dejected Dynamos assistant coach Tichaona Diya conceded his team played badly and showed no fighting spirit throughout the match.

“Gunners always give us problems every time we play them but the team today (Sunday) showed no fighting spirit,” said Diya.

“Gunners played better than us. It seems we were playing just to fulfill the fixture,” said the disappointed Diya.

Despite the setback defeat, Diya is still optimistic his team will win the championship at the end of the season.

Gunners coach Darlington Dodo was pleased with his charges’ performance on Sunday.

“The boys played well and according to instructions,” said Dodo.

“We were solid in defense. We didn’t give them much room to play and I’m pleased with my boys’ performance. We had our strategy and it worked very well. Our left side of the team is good. We normally thrive on the left flank where Ali Sadiki and Qadr Amini operate and it is paying off for the team.”

Although Dynamos dominated the match, it was Gunners who looked dangerous with every counter attack. Dynamos were the first to attack the Gunners goal area with the exciting Achieford Gutu forcing a corner as early as the first minute.

The Harare giants fluffed the corner kick, and against the run of play, Gunners struck.

Hard tackling defender Norman Togara cleared a long ball that found Sadiki who exchanged passes with Cliff Sekete to lay for Rediyoni who from 35 metres out released a scorcher that caught Arubi off guard.

There was a sigh of relief for Dynamos in the 62nd minute when referee Masimba Chihowa awarded them a penalty after defender Daniel Vheremu had handled a Gwekwerere bound shot.
Arub missed the goal kick.

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