InterClube 1-0 Dynamos
DYNAMOS were knocked out of the Caf Confederation Cup on Sunday after losing 1-0 to Angola’s InterClube at the Estadio 22 Junho in Luanda.
The two sides had drawn 0-0 in the first leg at Rufaro Stadium two weeks ago.
The Zimbabwe champions were relegated to the Confederation Cup after exiting the richer Champions League following a 7-1 aggregate defeat to Esperance of Tunisia in the.
In Luanda, Baros Manucho struck the winner for Interclube in the 36th minute beating goalkeeper Washington Arubi from inside the box.
Dynamos, watched by their former son Justice Majabvi, were on the defensive in the first half, but attacked more at the start of the second half with Milton Makopa trying his best but to no avail.
Inter again hit the net in the 70th minute as the home side stepped up pressure, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
Takesure Chinyama was lifeless for the visitors and was eventually called to the bench in the 73rd minute for Martin Vengesayi.
Four minutes of added time did little to save Dynamos, who needed either an outright win or a scoring draw to go through.
Now Dynamos return home with coach Calisto Pasuwa’s job hanging in the balance after attempts to fire him failed last week.
Pasuwa was given a three match ultimatum and had been on course to save his job after he won 1-0 against Quelaton at Luveve before thrashing WWS Rangers 6-0 at Rufaro.
Still, there will be renewed calls for his departure as Dynamos face four tough outstanding matches against Highlanders, Hwange, Caps United and FC Platinum.
The match against last year’s league runners up, FC Platinum, will be back to back, with the first at Rufaro on a Wednesday and the second at Mandava on a Saturday.