Dynamos fans angry

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Dynamos fans believe their team was booted out of Caf Orange Champions League football competition by pathetic refereeing from the North African officials after they went down 3-0 to lose 5-4 on aggregate.

Some believe Dynamos brought the defeat on themselves, others believe they will be back in the 2011 competition and will do better while others say Southern African teams must pull out of continental tournaments.

Dynamos had won the first leg 4-1 at Rufaro Stadium two weeks ago, but seven yellow cards, two red cards, a dubious penalty and extended injury time of seven minutes put paid to their hopes.

Here are some of their comments from the NewsDay website:

I think this serves to confirm that there is a plan to keep southern teams frustrated. Honestly how can the whole team be on yellow cards? It’s time Fifa looked at this or teams from the South should just withdraw from Caf competitions . . . well done, Boys in Blue. — Tongai Tione

Tough luck, Boys in Blue. Your rookies were always prone to yellow cards due to inexperience. More over our standards of football are low. We are always re-building. —Busani Nkomo

I am pained. —Tinashe Maruta

I have never liked Dynamos but I must say I’m shocked and disappointed by this result. —Mkhuseli Jiyane

You win some, you lose some, you must work on your errors for the future! —Ranson Madzamba

Highlanders did the same some time back. I would have thought Dynamos were going to guard against complacency. But with that young man Denver Mukamba growing too big for his shoes it’s not very surprising. No crying over refereeing because that is expected when you play our north/western friends. They ought to have been prepared for that. It’s so disappointing —Mupata WeJericho

It happens. Tough luck to Lloyd Mutasa and we only needed a draw! But it’s not the end of the road. Remember Highlanders in Cameroon? It’s a trend. If it was Mhofu, he could have managed a draw. —Mhazi Mhazi

It’s high time we considered pulling out of this Caf Champions League like some South African clubs have done and organise a Cosafa regional cup. We are sick and tired of this rot. —Job Sithole

How can every member of the team get a yellow card? They must have played like mad men. —John Patson

April 3 Disaster. Not that we should not have lost, no, but it is because of how we have fluffed what appeared a comfortable lead. Were we beaten clean or were we robbed? Playing against teams from North or West Africa in their backyards is full of problems. The refereeing is scandalous, and the hospitality is “prison” treatment. The fall of our continental representatives Motor Action and Dynamos is a negative for Zimbabwe. Next year we might not get the extra slots and it’s not DeMbare’s fall but Zim’s fall. —Andrew Kunambura/Danny Tsarupfumu

I think this has to be investigated as a case of match-fixing. DeMbare could only at the last minute source funds for the trip to Algeria. Maybe the Arabs offered Dynamos a “buyout”, if De-Mbare had gone through chances are they wouldn’t find money for other away fixtures. So by “selling” the game they can get the money they so desperately need to pay players and repay those that funded the trip. How can they lose by the exact scoreline that the Algerians wanted? —Munya Murahwa

Utter rubbish! This match was won on a roundtable, not on the pitch. Believe me not, that’s the truth. It was a matter of kith and kin. —De Maria

It’s time Zifa petitioned Caf/Fifa on such cases of gross poor match officiating. These North African countries have always thrived on that, and they are well known for such behaviour. Shame on you, Omar Fahim, for masquerading as a referee yet you are just a shameless fellow. You are no different from Luis Suarez who denied the Ghanaians a semi final place at the World Cup. —Alois Mukunza