Curtworth Masango

THE chasing pack appear desperate to hand Ngezi Platinum Stars the league championship.

Even, as it happened yesterday, the Mashonaland West side lose.

Takesure Chiragwi’s men crashed to a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Hwange at the Colliery but the chasing pack all dropped points.

First, it was Manica Diamonds on Saturday, after their surprise 0-2 defeat at the hands of Sheasham.

Yesterday, both Dynamos and Highlanders also dropped points in their draws against Black Rhinos and CAPS United.

Had DeMbare picked maximum points, in their last two games, they would have reduced the gap to two points with four games to play.

Now, all Ngezi need are just two wins from their last four games. 

Yesterday, the Glamour Boys were without a number of their regular players due to injuries and suspension.

Dynamos only managed one shot on target the entire first half from a harmless Issa Sadiki free-kick that was calmly collected by Lenon Gonese in the 29th minute.

DeMbare ‘keeper, Prince Tafiremutsa, was up to the task to deny Rhinos twice when they looked dangerous with a fine collection of saves from Valentine Katsande’s deflected shot in the 38th minute after a beautiful exchange of passes.

 He also stopped Lot Chiwunga’s acrobatic scissors kick, five min utes later.

Dynamos coach, Genesis Mangombe, said:

“We are a big team and when we create chances we should utilise them and bury those chances.

“Today, we created few chances and we should have buried them but it’s a game of football, they also wanted to come out of the relegation zone and it was very difficult for us.

“The margin is not much if we can concentrate on every game and collect maximum points.

“We don’t have to lose points like this if we are to be champions. 

“We need to go back to the drawing board and address how we are going to chase the log leaders, which is through winning our next assignments.

“Our squad have a lot of injuries and suspensions, it was more of a depleted side and we tried our best.”

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