Bright City dazzle DeMbare

HARARE City full back Brighton Chayambuka dragged himself to the centre of the story when he scored a memorable brace that helped his side overcome a battling Dynamos in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Rufaro on Sunday.


The Sunshine City Boys, who ended a five match winless run with 1-0 win over Triangle at the same venue last week, picked another important set of three points.

It was coach Mark Harrison’s second game against DeMbare and he stayed unbeaten by the Harare giants, whom he first encountered in his short stint at Caps.

Harare City started brightly as they dictated the pace with some methodical build ups, close ball control and passing. It did not come as a surprise when they went into the lead on seven minutes, courtesy of Chayambuka, who profited from Dynamos’s lapse in concentration with Panashe Mutasa guilty of ball watching.

The Sunshine City full back returned to haunt Dynamos eight minutes later, taping the ball into the net from a cut in by Tatenda Tumba.

To their credit, Dynamos didn’t look deflated, as they launched a spirited attempt at getting back and were rewarded on 21 minutes, when Quality Kangadzi unleashed a powerful shot near the penalty area, which goalkeeper Maxwell Nyamupanedengu spilled and it landed on the path of Kudzanai Dhemere, who bundled the ball into the nets.

In the second half, it was Dynamos who were dominant, as Harare City chose to defend deep in their own half, jealously protecting what they had. After 78 minutes, Marvelous Mukumba missed a headed opportunity from a cross by Cleophas Kapupurika. Dhemere also came close on 84 minutes, only for Raymond Uchena to clear the ball from danger.

But their biggest chance was perhaps in the 89th minute when Kuda Kumwala’s header crashed against the cross bar.

Dynamos coach, Lloyd Mutasa was disappointed with result.

“We gave away two early goals and after scoring those goals, they maintained their game. We tried to come back in to the game and we scored one and we had some few chances that we missed, it wasn’t our day today. Such is football, every time you get in the field, as a coach, you try to come with results and today is wasn’t to be and we will get back and look at ourselves in the mirror,” he said.

Harrison was naturally pleased with the outcome.

“It was a very good performance; we got three points that keep us rock and rolling. I am very happy obviously because it wasn’t an easy game, you know how Dynamos have a strong 12th man and can sometimes make life difficult for you. We started very well, moved and passed the ball well and got two goals, But we gave away a sloppy goal. They had their chances and we had our chances too and at the end of the day I think it was a good game,” he said.


Dynamos: T Mateyaunga, B Moyo (M Mukumba, 53’), O Mwerahari, G Mukambi, M Machazani, J Marufu, K Dhemere, P Mtasa C Kapupurika (K Kumwala, 46’), Q Kangadze, E Mandiranga (P Makaha, 56’)

Harare City: M Nyamupanedengu, R Uchena, T Chimwemwe, B Chayambuka, M Diro-Nyenye, T Samanja, M Muchenje, T Tumba, K Musharu (A Muvirimi, 65’), P Kabwe (M Mkunga, 80’), M Gaki (M Vengesai 72’)


  1. lodza lodza look at what mess you are now getting into ,if you thought you were going to redeem yourself with the 3 matches alas this has brought you more misery and you will leave a humiliated man, you should have thrown in the towel a long ago not to sell us the dream of the league when you knew very well that you are finished as a coach.

  2. Hahahahahahahaha

    You shall weep crimson tears, you shall have high BPs, you shall divorce your wives, you shall put on lugubrious faces but the truth is, mucharamba muchingorakashwa neku rakashwa until God say come.

  3. Mutasa was given the ultimatum of winning 3 consecutive matches. He won 2 against useless teams eg Bulawayo city and Chapungu. Since dynamos are a useless team, they got clobbered by the mighty Harare city fc. Congratulations to Harare city for teaching the amateur team an unforgettable lesson.

  4. The local club that i HATE most is dynamos. Am the happiest man on earth. Life really is good especially when the team that i loathe most is clobbered left right and centre.

    #LITTLE dynamos MUST DIE!!!

    1. Chubb Antonio

      You are going to get sick. This level of hatred is going to kill you. Hatred is like what rust is to iron, it will eat u up. Ukarwadziwa ne Dynamos unofa, coz we never going to be relegated….. Just watch the space till month end of May.

      We will be having having the last laugh


  5. #LITTLE dynamos MUST DIE!!!


    Mutasa fired. Murape to take over the reigns.

    1. Chubb Antonio

      In your dreams. Keep dreaming whereever you are……

  7. I encourage Platinum teams to maintain the pace and win the league. The cup must stay outside Harare and Bulawayo.

  8. thank you harare city

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