Dynamos beat Chiredzi


PREMIER Soccer League debutants Chiredzi Football Club continued to sing the blues when they fell to their sixth defeat of the season against Dynamos in a Castle Lager PSL match played at Chishamiso Stadium yesterday.


Chiredzi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Dynamos . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1) 1

It was another sad day for the Lowveld fans as their teams are continuing to sink into the relegation waters with each passing week.

Chiredzi’s neighbours Triangle are also having a torrid time in their second year in the top-flight after collecting just a mere eight points from a possible 27 points. On Saturday, Triangle were hammered 4-0 by FC Platinum in Zvishavane.

Dynamos gaffer Kalisto Pasuwa said Chiredzi could have buried them in the first half.

“Collecting maximum points away from home is always motivating, but l was worried in the first half as we had many gaps in our midfield and they could have buried us,” he said.

The home side’s head coach Moses Chunga said they were making life difficult for themselves.

He also cleared the air on the Air Namibia sponsorship after his team’s T-shirts were branded with the airline’s logo.

“We are now making life difficult for our team as we are continuing to lose points. We need to start to collect maximum points or else things will be difficult for us,” he said.

“We were failing to covert the chances that came our way in the first half. We could have scored two or three goals in the first half. On the issue of the Air Namibia sponsorship it is something in the pipeline and we are trying to lure them.”

Chiredzi were the first to come off the blocks and just two minutes into the game Abel Gwatidzo, who had benefited from a Malvern Gaki cross shot over the bar. Diminutive midfielder Ronald Chitiyo did well in the seventh minute by shrugging off the challenge of right-back Gift Kwaramba, but his shot inside the box flew over the bar.

The home side controlled ball possession for the large chunk of the first half of the match with the visitors depending on counter-attacks.

But as soon Dynamos were in their groove they probed the PSL debutants with fierce raids and they were duly rewarded in the 33th
minute through striker Patrick Khumbula.