Advantage Platinum as Dynamos lose

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Masvingo. . . . . . . . . . (1) 1
Dynamos. . . . . . . . . . . . .0

Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa’s five-match unbeaten run came to a screeching halt on Sunday after a narrow loss to Masvingo in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Mucheke Stadium which left them four points behind leaders FC Platinum.

Or maybe the scoreline can read: Lloyd Mutasa 1 Dynamos 0!

Dynamos are second on 45 points while Platinum are on 49 after beating Black Mambas 3-1 on Saturday and they still have games against the platinum miners and defending champions Motor Action.

After collecting 15 points from five matches, all in Harare, Masvingo made sure Dynamos did not leave Mucheke with even a point after Welcome Ndiweni struck a beauty in the eighth minute.

Pevington Zimunya was brought down just outside the box and Ndiweni curled a marvellous shot that beat a diving Phillip Nhete in goal for Dynamos.

Dynamos were missing the services of regular goalkeeper Washington Arubi and striker Cuthbert Malajila who were on the doomed mission with the Warriors in the Cape Verde Islands in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier which they lost 2-1.

In fact, Dynamos have Nhete to thank for keeping the scoreline at 1-0 after he tipped over a Zimunya shot in the 88th minute while referee Happy Mabhena also disallowed a Masvingo goal in the 40th minute for a rather suspicious offside.

Masvingo coach Lloyd Mutasa sacked by Dynamos two months ago said at the end of the match: “I was happy with the performance of the team. I just wanted to prove a point to Dynamos that I am still a good coach.

“We had a good day on the field although we need to improve in converting chances. Our guys have great potential and there is room for improvement in the next game.”

Pasuwa said: “It was a very bad day for us. We played to our best, but we lost because we did not maximise on chances. We did not play our good game of passing, but we hope to collect maximum points from the next game.”

Tatenda Chitagu
Sports Correspondent
Masvingo. . . . . . . . . . (1) 1
Dynamos. . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa’s five-match unbeaten run came to a screeching halt yesterday after a narrow loss to Masvingo in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Mucheke Stadium which left them four points behind leaders FC Platinum.
Or maybe the scoreline can read: Lloyd Mutasa 1 Dynamos 0!
Dynamos are second on 45 points while Platinum are on 49 after beating Black Mambas 3-1 on Saturday and they still have games against the platinum miners and defending champions Motor Action.
After collecting 15 points from five matches — all in Harare — Masvingo made sure Dynamos did not leave Mucheke with even a point after Welcome Ndiweni struck a beauty in the eighth minute.
Pevington Zimunya was brought down just outside the box and Ndiweni curled a marvellous shot that beat a diving Phillip Nhete in goal for Dynamos.
Dynamos were missing the services of regular goalkeeper Washington Arubi and striker Cuthbert Malajila who were on the doomed mission with the Warriors in the Cape Verde Islands in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier which they lost 2-1.
In fact, Dynamos have Nhete to thank for keeping the scoreline at 1-0 after he tipped over a Zimunya shot in the 88th minute while referee Happy Mabhena also disallowed a Masvingo goal in the 40th minute for a rather suspicious offside. Masvingo coach Lloyd Mutasa sacked by Dynamos two months ago said at the end of the match: “I was happy with the performance of the team. I just wanted to prove a point to Dynamos that I am still a good coach.
“We had a good day on the field although we need to improve in converting chances. Our guys have great potential and there is room for improvement in the next game.”
Pasuwa said: “It was a very bad day for us. We played to our best, but we lost because we did not maximise on chances. We did not play our good game of passing, but we hope to collect maximum points from the next game.”