DeMbare’s Biggie mistake

DYNAMOS supporters yesterday voiced their anger, calling for the interim coach Biggie Zuze to resign after the team put up yet another tasteless show in a draw against Herentals at Rufaro Stadium − a match which might prove to be the last for the under-fire gaffer.


The club’s executive has said they are in advanced talks with a coach who will replace Zuze after he failed to stabilise the ship following the sacking of Lloyd Mutasa.

The identity of the man to take over has been kept a secret, but club legend Moses “Bambo” Chunga has made himself available to rescue the situation.

Supporters yesterday hurled insults at Zuze as he made his way back to the dressing room after the final whistle, with a section blocking the exit point in protest.

They only dispersed almost an hour later after the police intervened, escorting the coach out of the stadium. Before that, he had said in a post-match interview that he would be waiting for the management on his future.

“The supporters are the owners of the game, so they are justified to show their anger, but it’s now the whole set-up that should come up and make a decision. We have got the board and the executive and the technical team have to sit down and see the way forward, in the best interest of the club,” Zuze said.

Playing against a Herentals side, a team that has been struggling to adjust to top-flight football, this was a perfect chance for Zuze and his men to collect maximum points which could have helped ease some pressure on the team. However, they failed the simple test, against a team that had a 45-year-old, Innocent Benza, playing almost 80 minutes of the game.

The game started haphazardly with the two teams pumping long balls at each other, and play was made even more difficult by the heavy downpour early in the match that turned the pitch into a swamp.

The Dynamos players tried to make full use of the slippery pitch though, with Marvellous Mukumba’s shot from just outside the centre circle troubling Herentals keeper Frank Kuchineyi, who somehow managed to parry the ball out.

Ocean Mushure playing in a more advanced position, headed wide from a corner kick and the home side had a genuine appeal for a penalty turned down when Mukumba was hacked inside the penalty.

The best chance in the first half for Herentals fell to their star player, Blessing Majarira, from a mix-up between the jittery Blessing Mwandimutsira, in goals for the Harare giants, and his defender Phakamani Dube, but the striker’s measured strike from a distance just missed a yawning goal.

Herentals should have been in front on 67th minute when a long ball was controlled well by Hugh Chikosa, who laid the ball square for Majarira, who dragged his shot from point blank range.

Mwandimutsira then pulled a super save to deny Blessing Maunganidze from a header as the visitors enjoyed some good play.

At the other end, James Marufu blazed over the bar after a set-up by Mushure, which proved the last real action of a rather dull encounter, whose repercussions to the Dynamos coach, could be tragic.


Dynamos: B Mwandimutsira, P Makaha, R Matova, J Tigere, P Dube, J Marufu, B Moyo (V Kadonzvo, 86′), M Mukumba (G Saunyama, 92′), C Kapupurika, O Mushure, Q Kangadze (E Mandiranga, 66′)

Herentals: F Kuchineyi, B Maunganidze, C Mavhurume, P Chota, W Chimbetu, A Majarira (A Chiwandamidzi, 48′), I Benza (R Chishaya, 79′), E Dzirondiro (G Chinobva, 62′), H Chikosa, R Hachiro, B Majarira

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  1. dynamos same same ne Liverpool

  2. just give it to bambo the master of rescuing teams from the bottom of the log thats all we want this year as we have kissed goodbye to all other silverware and whatever is going to come our way will be a bonus

  3. Mhara, you are trying hard to ensure that, Biggie is fired. Its bad. You did it when dynamos hired that Portuguese. Now that, your buddy, Mutasa got fired, you are venting your frustrations on Zuze.
    Age is nothing but a number. Benza is 45 and there is nothing bad for a 45 yr old to play soccer. Benza takes good care of his body and thats the reason why he is still playing. Sei uchishora vamwe iwe?

  4. Mhara, is there anything bad for a 45 yr old to play soccer?

    1. Tendai Chaminuka

      No there is nothing wrong but what needs to be asked is who owns Herentals and does this 45 old player in any way linked coz maybe he is using connections to deprieve a talented player from putting on the first team jersey.Thus undermining the beautiful game of football

  5. Comment…Chunga is not a coach guys,akaenda kuTriangle akamhanyiswa ,akaenda kucaps akamhaniswa,akaenda kuHarare city akamhanya vakauya kuDembare akamhanyiswa haagone Division 9 ndokwavo anaBambo avo mazivende nemunhu shit mhani

  6. @Dhinkonko, pliz stop insulting pple like that.During his hey days Chunga was a handsome young player. He had all his teeth. Now, becoz age has caught up with him wakumutsvinyira. Remember, mangwana ndiwe.

  7. Musadaro pliz.

  8. Usadaro wangu.

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