DeMbare shrug off problems to win

Tadious Manyepo in GWERU



DYNAMOS overcame their internal issues to secure a 2-0 victory over Sheasham in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Bata Stadium.

The win sees Dynamos climbing into fourth place on the log after taking their tally to 32 points.

Despite the chaos behind the scenes, second assistant coach Genesis Mangombe executed a well-planned game, with goals from Jayden Bakare and Eli Ilunga securing the win.

Sheasham had never conceded at the Gweru facility, making the win even sweeter for Dynamos.

The victory was a much-needed boost for the team, which is struggling to keep up with league leaders Highlanders.

The win completed a double over the Premiership newcomers after a 4-0 win in the reverse fixture at the National Sports Stadium.

It’s been a less glamorous week for the Glamour Boys whose executive is apparently divided following a stand-off between vice-chairman, Vincent Chawonza, and suspended head coach Herbert Maruwa, manager Richard Chihoro and third assistant Murape Murape.

“I am pleased with the win. It has always been difficult playing away from home,” Mangombe said.

“I am happy that my boys responded very well (to this difficult pitch). They did so well, executing the basics that we have been practicing during the whole week.

“I am happy that we managed to create a lot of chances and at the end of the day, we managed to score twice, which is a positive for us.

“I think we will identify some of the things as we progress. You could see that we are trying to move the ball fast, to have all the players get involved so that we can play as a unit. I think my boys did very well. I am really happy.”

There were so many plots and sub-plots as DeMbare trooped into this uneven Bata Stadium pitch which they had to effectively contend with.

Sheasham had never been breached since they started hosting their opponents at the Gweru facility with Highlanders, Herentals and Ngezi Platinum Stars among the list of visitors who couldn’t find the back of the net.

Mangombe showed his tactical masterpiece against a team that has vastly improved since the arrival of coach Lizwe Sweswe.

The Glamour Boys created so many chances and showed they were in the game to play right from the time referee of the day Lawrence Zimondi blew for kickoff.

Mangombe replaced Bakare with Ilunga with 18 minutes on the clock and the Congolese forward needed just six minutes to double DeMbare’s advantage and effectively seal the much-needed victory.

With 20 points to their name, Sheasham are still swimming in the red zone and coach Sweswe was disappointed after the defeat although he felt his charges gave it their best shot.

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