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Chigowe praises Mangala after debut brace propels Dynamos to victory

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DYNAMOS coach Lloyd Chigowe, was full of praises for his new signing Congolese striker Ngandu Mangala, after his second half brace inspired the Harare giants to a 2-0 victory over newly promoted Mushowani Stars at Rufaro Stadium Saturday.

Although DeMbare were not at their best in their first Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match of the season, as Mushowani dominated the first half, it was Mangala’s individual brilliance which proved to be the difference between the two sides on the day.

Mangala opened the scoring 15 minutes from time after collecting the ball from second half substitute Try Andre Moffat to rifle home into the top right hand corner from the edge of the box.

The dreadlocked striker, who has previously featured for Division one sides Prime Rangers and Green Fuel completed his brace four minutes before full time after weaving past two Mushowani defenders inside the box before placing the ball into the top left corner.

“Mangala is a talent, he is unpredictable, and you don’t know what he is going to do next. Today he took responsibility and led the team in the absence of Edward Sadomba so its hats off to him,” an elated Chigowe said after the match.

The Dunamos coach said although he was aware that side still had a lot of work to do, he was delighted that they managed to collect maximum points.

“Three points is always good to be in the bag and obviously there is still a lot of work to be done. The performance was not up to scratch but the three points are vital.

“Given that we were missing three of our key players like who is Sadomba out injured and the two Cameroonians who were supposed to start we still managed to put out a good side. I think we have got the depth but we need to put our foot on the ground and continue to work hard,” he added.

His opposite number, Mushowani coach Newman Mashipe said his side was punished for their lapses in concentration at crucial periods in the match.

“I think we lost the match because of lack of concentration at the end of the game. I think my boys showed some character and I am happy with their performance,” Mashipe said.

Dynamos only upped their game early in the second period but had to wait until the 75th minute to get the breakthrough when Mangala struck from outside the box to leave the keeper with no chance.

Mushowani could have grabbed the equaliser four minutes later but goalkeeper Simba Chinani pulled a magnificent save to deny Kumbirai Kapikinyu and keep his team in the lead.

Nonetheless, the Mangala came back again to haunt them and put the game to death with three minutes left on the clock.

Teams

Dynamos: Chinani S, Munyaradzi C, Muringani T, Tigere J, Mukambi G,  Jalai E (Mhungu E 73′), Dhemere K(Moffat T 47′), Chisi T,  Macheke T(Maliselo 81) , Mangala N, Mawadza M

Mushowani: Masuku A, Muvuti C, Sunny S, Doley M, Nyakope C, Tafa W, Dzingai C, Phiri B ( Chikwerengwe S. 81′), Kamanga D ( Kapikinyu K 64) , Chiramba P (J Tulani 54′), Katema E

PSL Week One fixtures and results

Saturday Results: Black Rhinos 1-1 Highlanders, Chicken Inn 3-1 ZPC Kariba, Mushowani Stars 0-2 Dynamos, Chapungu 5-0 Bulawayo Chiefs

Sunday: CAPS United vs Manica Diamonds (National Sports Stadium) Triangle vs Ngezi Platinum Stars (Gibbo), Hwange vs Yadah FC (Colliery), Herentals v TelOne (Rufaro).