CHAMPIONS Dynamos are not pressing the panic button yet despite dropping to fourth position on the Premier Soccer League table following a shock 1-0 defeat to How Mine at Luveve on Saturday.
The Harare giants have suffered two defeats in the league against army side Buffaloes and How Mine and have drawn seven times.
Buffaloes overcame the Harare giants 3-2 at Sakubva to become the first team to beat Dynamos this season although the Glamour Boys managed a 2-0 win over the same side in the BancABC Sup8r Trophy at Gibbo last Sunday.
But they were overpowered by How Mine on Saturday with Warriors fringe striker Simba Sithole scoring the priceless goal which saw DeMbare plunging to fourth position on the league table with 28 points from 16 matches.
Harare City lead the league table with 31 points with Highlanders and Chicken Inn second and third respectively with 30 points.
Caps United — who drew 0-0 with Highlanders at Barbourfields after edging them 2-1 in the previous meeting — trail DeMbare by a point.
While the performance by Dynamos cannot be viewed as a disaster at this stage of the campaign, their inconsistency which has seen them lose to the so-called small teams has raised questions about their title credentials.
Dynamos chairman Keni Mubaiwa said while they had not pressed the panic button yet, their next two games would determine the direction the team was taking.
“So far it’s alright,” Mubaiwa said. “We are not panicking yet. If you look at the log — there is still competition and we are still on track despite those defeats, but our next two games will determine where we are going as a team. If we fail to win our next two matches, we will then be forced to speak out our minds.”
Kalisto Pasuwa has been accusing match officials of bias against his team. He blamed Mutare referee Langton Chitsa when they lost to Buffaloes at Sakubva and Hardly Ndazi for the loss to How Mine.
The victory by How Mine was marred by scenes of hooliganism as enraged Dynamos fans threw missiles on the field forcing the referee to stop the match at one point.
While Dynamos are in mourning, their opponents next Sunday Buffaloes are targeting a memorable double after a 5-1 demolition of Tripple B over the weekend.
Hat-trick hero against Tripple B, Jacob Muzokomba, can’t wait for the match.
“The game of football is the same, the only difference here is that we will be playing away from home. They defeated us last time because of blunders we made as a team, we conceded two early goals and this is something we should avoid,” he said.
He added: “I am hoping that to carry on with my form against Dynamos, l know we have a good team that can withstand the heat against any team in the league.”