Bulawayo City FC 0
Dynamos (1) 1
DYNAMOS centre back Obey Mwerahari headed home a Godknows Murwira Corner kick in the 29th minute to give the Glamour boys their fourth win in a row and a crucial three points away from home in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer league match played on Saturday at Babourfields stadium in Bulawayo.
It was however the Bulawayo local authority sponsored outfit that enjoyed most of the play with veteran substitute Mkhokheli Dube missing the best chance to equalise for his team when he was set up by fellow substitute Emmanuel Mandiranga but blasted his effort over the bar with a yawning goal in front of him after 58 minutes.
Dube who once played for Chicken Inn and Highlanders and was once in the United States had replaced Brian Chikwenya six minutes before the break as Bulawayo City coach; Philani Ncube tried to use two strikers upfront. He had started with a lonely striker in Mkhululi Moyo.
Said Ncube said after the match “We played well, created lots of chances and lacked the finishing touch, they created once and scored, Mkhokheli should have scored that goal but we won’t curse him for that, we just have to improve our finishing and we are still confident of a top eight finish, which will be a bonus for us”.
His Dynamos counterpart Lloyd Mutasa, who has lost twice in his seven matches in charge, recording five wins admitted they did not play well. “It was not an easy match, we did not play well and had to do without Augustine Mbara and Elisha Muroiwa but still managed to record a win against a good side, it gives us confidence ahead of our next match”.
Bulawayo City have now lost its last three matches and is on three wins, five draws and four defeats in twelve matches, in their maiden season in top flight football.
In other matches on Saturday former Dynamos and national team coach Sunday Chidzambwa saw his ZPC kariba team held to a goalless draw at home by Air force side Chapungu.
Another former Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya made it two out of two at his new job with Ngezi Platinum as they won 2-1 away to How Mine at Luveve stadium in Bulawayo. The gold miners now under the guidance of Zambian coach Kelvin Kaindu are without a win in their last six matches. – Muzi Hadebe
Saturday results: Bulawayo City 0-1 Dynamos
How Mine 1-2 Ngezi Platinum
ZPC Kariba 0-0 Chapungu
Sunday Fixtures:Chicken Inn vs Highlanders- BF; Border Strikers vs Harare City- Dulivhadzimu; Triangle united vs Tshlotsho- Gibbo; Mutare City Rovers vs FC Platinum- Sakubva and Caps United vs Hwange- Rufaro.