Victory at last for Dynamos

DYNAMOS . . . . . . (0) 1
FC PLATINUM . . . . . . 0

TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA

KALISTO Pasuwa paced up and down like a frustrated chief executive towards the end of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at the National Sports Stadium yesterday.

The goals which he had been craving for so much had become stubbornly elusive once again.

He needed a helping hand because FC Platinum defended resolutely as if their careers depended on yesterday’s result.

Pasuwa did eventually get the help from the often-controversial Harare referee Ruzive Ruzive five minutes from the end when the man in black decided to change the rules of the game for reasons best known to himself — awarding a hugely controversial penalty to Dynamos after Simba Sithole slumped to the turf as he attempted a bicycle kick in the danger zone.

Even birds of the air can testify that there was no contact between him and FC Platinum defenders Gift Bello and Qadr Amin, but Ruzive — a previous winner of the Referee of the Year Award — pointed to the spot.

Reliable penalty taker Ocean Mushure accepted responsibility.

He showed panache and conviction as he stepped up to take the penalty to beat goalkeeper Petros Mhari with a low shot to calm Dynamos nerves.

It was their first goal in five successive matches. More importantly, it was Pasuwa’s first victory over FC Platinum since Lloyd Mutasa took over.
As the referee blew to end the match, Pasuwa heaved a sigh of relief, but still, he was not comfortable talking to reporters.

“I don’t want to comment on the penalty because I am not a referee. I just want to say well done to the boys. But we still have a problem with our strikeforce in terms of scoring goals in open play,” Pasuwa said.

While that victory was supposed to give him a sense of comfort and relief, it will not.

If anything, it will pile more pressure on him as the league begins to gather pace.

Even the players didn’t celebrate as much as they usually do when they win such encounters.

The victory took Dynamos to fifth place on the league table with 13 points from seven matches.

Mutasa looked dejected and downcast.

“I don’t want to comment on a lot of things that I have no control over because I know it will be interpreted differently, but with this kind of officiating we will not go anywhere as a country.

“It appears some of these matches are decided off the field of play,” he said.

“We didn’t create [as many] chances as we would have wanted, but I have got young players who have got mental strength.

“They are aware of the hostilities when you play some of these teams that are believed to be playing good football.”

Dynamos, though, dominated the match for long periods and created more chances than the visitors who chose to defend deep in their half.

Dynamos strikers Sithole, Pakamisa and substitute Patrick Khumbula, however, failed to convert their chances, leaving the champions still needing to score a goal in open play after failing to do so in the previous five matches.

Teams:
Dynamos: G Chigova, B Moyo, O Mushure, T Ndlovu, P Jaure, S Alimenda, R Chitiyo, T Mabvura (C Sekete 56th minute), W Pakamisa (P Khumbula 56th minute), S Sithole, T Rusike
FC Platinum: P Mhari, Q Amin, T Kamusoko, S Shoko, N Ncube (T Rukanda 51st minute), J Marufu, A Gahadzikwa (W Mutasa 61st minute), M Mudehwe (R Sibanda 51st minute) M Katsvairo, G Bello, D Ngoma

17 Comments

  1. A win is a win, but the team needs to make use of all the chances. This will have an effect when the league draws to the end when you will find the team winning the championship by goal difference

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    2. IF YOU CALL THIS VICTORY YOU NEED YOUR HEAD EXAMINED!!!!! HAMUNYARI SHUWA????

      DORS THIS RUZIVE CHAP HAVE THE AUDASITY TO LOOK AT THE MIRROW, AND IS HE PROUD OF WHAT HE SEES???

      NO WONDER LOCAL FOOTBALL IS WHAT IT IS ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE BECAUSE OF SUCH ABSURD OFFICIATING. AS A RESULT EVEN IF DYNAMOS WINS THE LEAGUE AT THE END OF THE SEASON THEY DONT GET ANYWHERE IN AFRICA.

      ISNT THIS THE SAME REFEREE AT THE CENTER OF THE EXTENDED GAME LAST YEAR BETWEEN DYNAMOS AND HIGHLANDERS???

      THIS A REAL SHAME FOR LOCAL FOOTBALL. SHAME INDEED!!!!

  2. Mupfana weBikini

    Team yedu iyi DYNAMOS yava MAN U chaiyo. Ini iri kundirwarisa neBP.

  3. kudyiwa first time kunongorwadza Mutasa,it was going to happen one day,and that day was yesterday.Congratulations DeMbare!!!

  4. Nxa, Dynamos buy games, buy championships…nxa!

  5. Madembare makorokoto but makatoponeswa na ref you always win games at the mercy of refs that’s why North and Western African country teams always make a party on you because you win leagues through back door. Hamunyare kunhanyira zvimarejects zveCAPS vana Tafadzwa Rusike, Oscar Machapa, Washington Pakamisa,Clive Kawinga na Simba Sithole vachakudyisai Mukanyara. hokoyo ne Kepekepe

  6. DEKEPEKEPE should just keep quiet after the walloping his team got from How Mine.There is nothing like a bad win,Llyod cerebrated when his son tumbled in the penalty box under challenge from Mabvura to earn a penalty that resulted in them winning the Independence Cup.Samaita sholud know that ukatamba nedemo uchafawo nedemo,zvavharana tomirira return leg kuMandava,hameno ndokunge uchiriko usati wadzingwa.

  7. Willard Mubvumbi

    The stupid referee and the stupid team both should go to hell. These nincompoops of referees are destroying soccer in the country. Don’t worry FC Platinum.

    1. Nhaiwe Mubvumbi? CAPS yako yakapiwa penalty ikamamira yoga. Now you are commenting rubbish pa Dembare. Kana usingaizivi inonzi Chazunguza! Whether you like it or not Mafeke – feke makamama chete.

  8. WILLARD MUBVUMBI

    @AZM, i dont support any team in Zimbabwe. I ‘support’ soccer. NB: Dynamos jujumos urinemos fc is a referee’s team.

  9. Such a win is not at all pleasing. As Dembare supporters, we have more to moan over than to celebrate. where are we heading to through the favours of the referees? Oh shame. Pasuwa! Uri kuda aniko kuti azokuudza kuti zvakuramba? Nyarawo mhani.

  10. Imi vamuzvinapembeka! Imika chenjerai kupesanisa vanhu zvino muchiti uraira nhabvu ! Hazviitwe izvozvo all our eyes are on with you
    Kana mati maakutamba ndimi kubva chingotiudzaka, tigare taziva

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