Derby delight for DeMbare


Harare giants Dynamos tore apart the form book with a dominant display which saw them upset bitter crosstown rivals CAPS United in an entertaining derby at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Not many gave the Glamour Boys a chance against high-flying CAPS United but two first half goals from Donald Mudadi and Jayden Bakari were enough to settle the first installment of the high profile fixture.

Makepekepe went into the wicked as the log leaders while Dembare sat fourth and we’re smarting from last weekend’s 3 – 2 defeat at home to Bulawayo Chiefs.

It was a defeat which almost rocked the Dynamos boat with some section of the fans clamoring for coach Herbert Maruwa’s head.

But now it’s all forgotten, and the coach went on to plead for patience in the wake of the statement win.

“It was a good result and like I have been saying we are not under pressure, we are not panicking we have a very good team, good youngsters coming up so basically we need patience and you saw it today we are going to improve by playing more games,” he told journalists.

Maruwa felt the match was won in midfield.

“I give credit to the midfield, the youngsters Junior (Makunike) Tanaka (Shandirwa) and Donald (Mudadi) they managed to contain an experienced guy from CAPS United and that’s where we won the game,” he said.

The Glamour Boys ended a  run of three matches without a win but remained in fourth place on the log standings following the victory.

Mudadi broke the deadlock just after the half hour following a cagey start which saw few meaningful chances created.

Bakari then doubled the lead eight minutes before the break, Mudadi the provider this time around.

CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe who had said he is not interested in the bragging rights of winning the derby ahead if the tie for sure lost the bragging rights.

He admitted that his side played second fiddle to Dembare.

“It was one kind of a game. I thought we lost it in the first half and I thought we lost so many duels in the first half one versus one and a bit slow especially in midfield. I am sure those (Dynamos) boys were much quicker to the ball than ourselves. It’s the reason why we had to make changes at halftime,” Chitembwe said.

“I was quite impressed when we regrouped in the second and we tried to change things a bit it gave us some impetus going forward. There are some good lessons to take from this and there are also some bad lessons so hopefully we will get it right in future. But we knew that at some point we were going to lose a match and this is very important,” he added.

The defeat saw Makepekepe slip to third place below the new log leaders Highlanders and Ngezi Platinum Stars


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