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Caps beat Dynamos 1-0 to break seven year jinx
01/05/2016 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
Scorer ... Caps United striker Dominic Cbhungwa
 
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DOMINIC Chungwa scored the only goal that counted as Caps United beat Dynamos 1-0 in the 76th edition of the Harare derby for the first time since 2009 before a sell-out crowd that included Home Affairs minister, Ignatius Chombo, at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.

Caps United went into the match seeking to break the jinx against their rivals whom they had failed to beat since a Nyasha Mushekwi double earned them a crucial victory in April 2009.

Dynamos, however, were the dominant side in the first half in which they missed a couple of chances with Rodreck Mutuma and Kudzanai Nyakasaka coming close.

Chungwa scored the decisive goal on the 71st minut,e profiting from a goalmouth melee to pounce on a loose ball after finding a pocket of space  to prod the ball into the net sending the Caps United faithful into jubilation. Caps United winger, Phineas Bhamusi, also had a good opportunity a minute later but his effort was saved by goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuruva. 

Dynamos midfielder Bret Amidu also watched in disappointment his speculative shot going just wide after 15 minutes. On 33 minutes, Mutuma weaved his way past Caps United defenders to set up Nyakasaka but Caps United keeper Jorum Muchambo was quick to block the effort.

Silva hauled off Mutuma and threw in Evans Gwekwerere but Caps United frustrated them with some resolute defending.

But Dynamos fans, infuriated by Caps United by goalkeeper Jorum Muchambo’s time wasting antics, threw missiles at him forcing a brief stoppage of the match by referee Munyaradzi Majoni.

As tension built up in the stands towards the end of the match, Silva was shown a red card by the referee for remonstrating with the fourth official after he had added four minutes of injury time.

Still Dynamos boss? ... Paulo Jorge Silva

However, Caps still managed to hold on to their win.

An elated Chitembwe said quality made the difference.

“I think it was quality that made the difference. When we introduced Archieford Gutu he brought in a new dimension and Simba Nhivi also brought another dimension. This is a big victory for us; it builds confidence and if we continue to play like this we will do well. Method also, we are happy with his contribution. Given what has happened before he is a strong guy. He has a strong mentality,” said Chitembwe.



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Silva congratulated Caps United for the victory but said his side played well in the first half only to slacken in the second in which they conceded the goal.

He claimed he was not aware of the set target by the club leadership and said he would continue to discharge his duties despite having missed the target.

“We played well in the first half. We had good chances but in the second half, Caps United had better chances and scored. Congratulations to them (Caps United) for the win. It was a good game by the two teams. For me, I will continue to go to work on Monday. I don’t know about the ultimatum you are talking about,” he said.

Dynamos: T Mukuruva, O Mushure, E Muroiwa, S Linyama, O Mwerahari, S Alimenda, B Amidu, V Ndaba, G Murwira,  (M Mambare 45), K Nyakasaka (A Mukandi 62), R Mutuma (E Gwekwerere 72nd

Caps United: J Muchambo, H Zvirekwi, R Pfumbidzai, J Jangano, S Makatuka, M Mwanjale, M Muchenje (A Gutu 63), P Bhamusi (K Nyamupfukudza 78), J Ngodzo, L Tsipa (S Nhivi 48) D Chungwa


 
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