DeMbare sail through


AS the heavens opened just before kickoff, Dynamos fans from the Vietnam stand forced their way into the VIP enclosure at Rufaro Stadium yesterday, as they sought shelter.

Dynamos . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0)1
How Mine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

The rains were perhaps a good omen for the Glamour Boys, who managed to halt a run of four winless matches, in the end with a deserved victory over a battling How Mine.

The win took them into the semi-finals of the EasyCall Cup.

Dynamos had drawn their last three Premier Soccer League matches, having been beaten in the Chibuku Super Cup final by Harare City.

Full-back, Ocean Mushure, was the saviour, winning and converting a penalty on 47th minute after defender Victor Kamhuka illegally brought him down in the penalty area.

And Mushure, who has developed a knack of scoring crucial goals for the champions, showed conviction as he stepped up to take the penalty, beating How Mine goalkeeper Bernard Donovan with a low shot.

The goal lit up Rufaro.

ocean mushure tries to find his way past how mine's benjamin marere

It’s the third time Dynamos have beaten How Mine by a 1-0 score line this season.

Dynamos had started off brightly, carving out good chances, but they wasted plenty of opportunities with Mushure free kick on 5th minute crashing against the up right post.

Tapiwa Khumbuyani could have put How Mine ahead on 14th minute, but wasted a good chance as he reacted slowly to a good pass from a former Dynamos man, Devon Chafa.

Two minutes later, Carlos Rusere, blazed his effort over the bar from a set up by Takesure Chinyama.

Chinyama also missed a scoring opportunity as his header crashed against the cross bar on the 24th minute.

Kamhuka also had his speculative long-range effort tipped over by goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuruva after 40 minutes of play.

In the second half, Dynamos came back the more hungrier side, launching wave after wave of attack and they were rewarded with a penalty on 47th minute after Mushure was tripped in the penalty area.

Thereafter, Dynamos wasted chance after chance with substitute Farai Mupasiri and Walter Mukanga coming close towards the end.
Dynamos coach, Tonderai Ndiraya, was happy with the victory.

“We knew the team we were going to play. All the games we have played against them have been very close and it was always going to be difficult. I want to thank the players for this victory after a run of four matches without a win. We have been creating opportunities more than we were scoring. I am happy for the boys,” he said.

His counterpart Jeremiah Makota said he was satisfied by the performance from his charges, but said they didn’t have the luck.


Dynamos: T Mukuruva, G Murwira, O Mushure, A Mbara, S Alimenda, C Rusere, (W Mukanga, 64th) T Chinyama, (F Mupasiri, 77th), B Moyo, R Kawondera (K Bulaji, 63rd), E Muroiwa, R Chitiyo

How Mine: B Donovan, T Khumbuyani, T Masuku, N Mumukumbi, M Gutu, D Chafa, K Musharu, V Kamhuka, M Sibanda (M Mupera, 75th), M Heritein, T Muparati (B Marere, 63rd).


  1. Hey guys, musarwadziwe! This is a report of a match that happened between Dynamos and How Mine, in which Dynamos sailed through. Icho!

  2. It would be good if these reports were written by reporters with an understanding of football and who know how football incidents are reported.

    For example in football we say “in the 14th minute” and not “on 14th minute”.

    For the penalty “illegally brought him down” should be fouled etc

    • I wish to stand by this reporter. Here is my submission:

      1. If an incident happened when the clock was reading 00:14:00 I would say “on the 14th minute” just like we say “on the stroke of half time”. I might use “in the 14 minute” if the clock is reading 00:14:32, for example, to show that it was during that time period.

      2. Soccer is a contact sport and therefore involves “bringing each other down” often. You can dribble an opponent and leave them on the turf. That’s bringing them down but legally. There are numerous other instances where a player can bring another down illegally. Here, either a verbal caution, yellow card or red card is issued by the referee, in that lethal order.

      3. To fellow colleagues, please don’t find fault with the reporters English simply because you don’t like what he has written or you don’t like the team that won on the day. Don’t shoot the messenger and the message, please!

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