Dynamos draw against Chapungu as Caps lose at Triangle

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DYNAMOS came back from a goal down to earn a vital point against bogey side Chapungu in a 1-1 draw of the Castle Lager Premiership tie at Rufaro on Sunday.
Former South Africa based striker Simba Sithole, who was returning to action having suffered a threatening injury two months back, rescued the champions from the jaws of defeat by netting a brilliant volley which kept his side on top of the league table after ZPC Kariba suffered a 1-0 defeat to FC Platinum on Saturday.
Sithole replaced Walter Mukanga at the start of the second half and did not waste time putting the ball behind the nets with a stunning volley on 47 minutes after he was set up by Chitiyo.
Chapungu had gone into the lead in the first half courtesy of veteran former Dynamos striker Philip Marufu.
The Chapungu striker bagged the ball home on 41 minutes from the acutest of angles after connecting a cross from Talent Mwale.
Dynamos have now finished the season without beating the air men this term having been defeated 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture at Ascot Stadium.
However, it was a big step towards their bid to land the championship as they opened a one point lead at the top of the league table after ZPC Kariba stumbled following a 1-0 defeat to FC Platinum on Saturday.
Dynamos still lead the standings with 50 points with second placed ZPC Kariba still on 47 points.
Chapungu however, are still to register a win away from home.
Chapungu coach John Nyikadzino was however, happy with his charges’ performance.
“I am happy with the point we picked but we could won the match 1-0. Our game plan was to keep possession and try to hit them on counter attacks but went to sleep in the second half. We were let down by complacency,” said Nyikadzino.
Pasuwa said he was also happy to collect a point.
“Of course I am happy to collect a point but in the first 45 minutes we were asleep,” said the coach.
“We were second to the ball. Ronald dropped deep in midfield because our two wing backs were going forward so we had to congest the midfield. But the championship race is still wide open.”
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