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Hwange knock out Dynamos

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Hwange . . . . . (1) 2
Dynamos . . . .(0) 1

Hwange put up a spirited performance to cruise through to the final of the Bob 88 Super Cup when they beat defending champions Dynamos in a semi-final match at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday.

Fransisco Zvikumbawire scored a brace for Hwange on either side of the half, while Dynamos got their facesaver from goalkeeper Washington Arubi towards the end of the game.

Dynamos finished the match with 10 men after second-half substitute Murape Murape was sent for an early shower by referee Philani Ncube seven minutes after he came in, for unsporting language against the match-official.

Hwange coach Nation Dube was excited with the performance of his team.

“It was a good performance from the boys. They performed very well and even the new players, who have just joined us, played like veterans. We are on the right track both in terms of preparing for the Confederations Cup and the Premiership season,” he said.

No comment was obtained from Dynamos officials as they vanished into the dressing room after the match. Dynamos could have gone one up as early as the second minute when Roderick Mutuma outpaced Hwange defender Aaron Katebe, but danger was averted by his teammate David Boriwondo.

A beautiful exchange of passes between Rodwell Chinyengetere and Zvikumbawire resulted in Hwange’s goal in the 12th minute. Zvikumbawire’s powerful shot from a Chinyengetere pass beat Arubi after the Hwange striker outpaced David Kutyauripo and Thomas Magorimbo.

Dynamos had a chance to level the scores in the 26th minute when Magorimbo made a good cross for Mutuma whose header from close range was tipped over the bar by Hwange goalkeeper Petros Mhari.

Dynamos had yet another chance three minutes before halftime when midfielder Denver Mukamba found his way into the box resulting in the goalmouth mêlée, but Hwange managed to clear their lines.

Zvikumbawire then ensured a final slot, where they will play FC Platinum who beat Motor Action 2-1 on Saturday, when his solo run in the 53rd minute saw him waltz past Bello and Guthrie Zhokinyi before his stinger sailed past Arubi.

Mutuma wasted several chances that he could have easily converted, but was under close monitoring from Katebe who did not give him a chance, but he came close 10 minutes from time.

He was denied by the goalkeeper. Dynamos continued to pile pressure on Hwange and eventually got their only goal of the day in the 89th minute.

Arubi converted from a free-kick after Milton Makopa had been infringed on his way to goal. But it was too little too late to rescue the game.

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