Shabanie Mine. . . . . . . . . . . . . (0) 1
Dynamos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1) 1
Shabanie Mine won 4-3 on penalties
MIDLANDS NEIGHBOURS Shabanie Mine and FC Platinum are set to clash in the final of the BancABC Sup8r Cup following the Chinda Boys’ 4-3 victory on penalties over favourites Dynamos in a semi-final tie at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo yesterday.
Report by Sukoluhle Mthethwa
The Zvishavane derby is penciled for September 21 after FC Platinum beat Monomotapa 3-1 on Saturday at the same venue.
Dynamos were the first to hit the nets in the 22nd minute through Russell Madamombe before Shabanie Mine got the equaliser in the 79th minute through Tarisai Rukanda.
Blessed Mbavarira, Valentine Ndaba, Frankson Bushire and goalkeeper Victor Twaliki converted spot-kicks for Shabanie Mine while George Chigova punched out Pardon Marima’s spot-kick.
Devon Chafa, Ocean Mushure and Tawanda Muparati converted for Dynamos while Thomas Magorimbo and Clive Kawinga missed.
Tawanda Muparati was voted man-of-the-match despite being on the losing side.
Shabanie Mine coach Luke Masomere was ecstatic about the victory.
“We are very happy that we have progressed to the next stage which is the final. This is because of the good preparations we made,” he said.
On Shabanie Mine’s rise in the last stages of the game Masomere said: “The game is not over until the referee has blown his whistle.
“The final is going to be very explosive, but we will definitely prepare for it. “We want to win the cup.”
Dynamos coach Kalisto Pasuwa blamed complacency for the loss.
“I think it was a game of chances,” he said. “We dominated the entire 65 minutes, but complacency contributed to our loss.
“Shabanie Mine got their equaliser through a counter attack. As for penalties they are anyone’s game.”
Dynamos could have opened the scoresheet four minutes into the game, but Washington Pakamisa missed. With Dynamos seeking an early goal, Madamombe’s intended cross to Cliff Sekete was pushed back to play by Victor Twaliki in the ninth minute.
Shabanie could have gone one up when Pervington Zimunya missed a Smart Muchabaiwa cross in the 14th minute. Two minutes later, Muparati shot weakly at goal after some good work by Madamombe who got the better of Blessed Mbavarira. Madamombe was to put Dynamos ahead in the 22nd minute with his curler from a Pakamisa pass.
In the second half, Shabanie Mine started troubling Dynamos following the introduction of Ndaba for William Ngonya and Zimunya for Fungai Chirinda.They were rewarded in the 79th minute when Rukanda headed in past Chigova with a chip in the box from Mombeshora.
V Twaliki, B Mbavarira, W Ngonya (V Ndaba 78th minute), P Marima, S Muchabaiwa, T Mombeshora, F Bushiri, E Phiri, P Zimunya (F Chirinda 55th minute), C Masocha, T Rukanda
G Chigova, T Magorimbo, O Mushuire, D Chafa, G Bello, P Jaure, T Muparati, C Sekete (M Murape 56th minute), R Madamombe, O Machapa (B Marere 67th minute), W Pakamisa (C Kawinga 87th minute)