Dynamos . . . . . . . . . . (1) 2
Motor Action . . . . . . . 1
After a troubled transfer window for Dynamos which saw them losing the core of their team, the Harare soccer giants could have a reason to smile after their new-look team put up a spirited performance to beat Motor Action in a friendly match at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.
The financially-troubled team lost key players in Evans Gwekwerere, Benjamin Marere, Thabani Kamusoko and Murape Murape and there was a big uncertainty in the Dynamos camp over their future in the league and as they start their preparations for the Caf Champions League.
However, after a polished performance by their team yesterday, Dynamos supporters have every reason to rally behind their team again.
Rodrick Mutuma, plucked from Northern Region Division One side Sporting Manhenga, on Sundayproved to be a gem of a striker and made those who doubted coach Lloyd Mutasa’s choice think again.
The lanky striker netted the two goals in 39 and 53rd minutes to help Dynamos regain lost pride against the team that pipped them to the title last year.
Motor Action got their consolation goal via the boot of former Monomotapa striker Kuda Musharu in the 68th minutes.
Mutasa said he was pleased with his team’s performance and said their preparations for the Premier League expected to kick off in March were on course.
The former Dynamos midfielder singled out Mutuma’s contribution.
“So far so good, the team is starting to take shape,” said Samaita as Mutasa is known to the fans.
“For him (Mutuma) to come to Dynamos we had faith in him and we are confident that he will be equal to the task. His performance today will only help his confidence going forward and we hope he will carry that performance into the new season, he is a fantastic lad to work with,” added Mutasa.
The Mighty Bulls made five changes to the team that was beaten by Cnaps of Madagascar last week and played better as compared to the lifeless performance they produced last week.
Mighty Bulls assistant coach Prince Matore said yesterday’s match was a good preparation for their reverse fixture in Madagascar and hinted they would make wholesale changes to the team that lost last week.
“We are happy to get this friendly today and it gave us an opportunity to fine-tune the team and make corrections where we think needs to be corrected,” said Matore.
“The team played well today if compared with last week’s performance and changes are likely to be done. If we remain focused we can beat Cnaps.”
Meanwhile the Soccer Legends beat their musical counterparts 7 – 3 in another match played at Rufaro on Sunday.
Maronga Nyangela scored a brace while Shepherd Muradzikwa, John Phiri, Albert Mabika, Jimmy Mbewe and Stanford Mtizwa scored the other goals.
Tambaoga, First Farai and Josh Hozheri scored for the musicians.
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