How Mine win 5-4 on penalties
HOW MINE and Warriors second choice goalkeeper, Bernard Donovan, outshone the national team first choice goal minder Tatenda Mukuruva when he saved two penalties including one against Mukuruva in a shoot-out to send Dynamos reeling out of the Chibuku Super Cup at Rufaro on Sunday.
In Bulawayo, Highlanders also sailed through to the quarter finals after dispatching Mutare City 2-1at BF. Bosso scored through Ralph Matema and an own goal by a Mutare defender.
With the league championship seemingly out of reach, Dynamos were hoping to go as far as the final and perhaps win the Chibuku Super Cup only exit the tournament in the first round.
It was the third meeting between the two sides this season and goals have been hard to come by in all the meetings which ended goalless.
Crucially, it was the first time for Kelvin Kaindu to beat Dynamos.
The victory, though, came after the visitors complained they had been subjected to psychological torture as they were shocked to see a steak of rotten pork meat in their dressing room before the match.
Kaindu said it was unprofessional for Dynamos to behave in the manner they did and reported the issue to the match commissioner.
Quard Amini, Milton Ncube, Kuda Musharu, Pascal Manhanga and Donovan converted their spot kicks while Praise Tonha had his effort saved by Mukuruva. Ocean Mushure, Godknows Murwira, Denver Mukamba, and Masimba Mambare scored for Dynamos while Wisdom Mutasa watched his tame effort saved by Donovan. The How Mine goal minder then saved Mukuruva’s effort to help the Gold miners advance to the second round of the tournament.
The match had failed to produce the winner after 90 minutes with both teams having failed to create clear cut chances. But Dynamos had decent chances in the first half with Mutasa missing with a header from a cross by Bret Amidu on 25 minutes.
Denver Mukamba also missed another opportunity on 29 minutes.
In the second half, How Mine dominated the match but still struggled to break down the Dynamos defence. Timothy January had a good chance on 49 minutes but directed his effort over the bar.
Dembare coach IIoyd Mutasa said he was disappointed to bow out in the first round. He said: “Its part and parcel of the game. We trained for this (penalties) before the match but such is football. We thought we would win it in normal time but we never created much in terms of going forward. We thought we would give it our best in the Chibuku Super Cup but it was not to be.”Advertisement
His counterpart Kaindu was happy with the victory. “I don’t have so many words to say. I think it has taken me as individual a long time to celebrate beating Dynamos. I would come out with a painful draw even when you thought you would win,” said Kaindu.
He added, “I give credit to the players. It was not easy. Everyone put up a fight. We controlled the match and deserved to win. We knew that our biggest threat was going to be Dynamos and we said to the players in terms of fighting for the championship, we are far behind and we have to give our best in the Chibuku Cup and everybody responded.”
Dynamos: T Mukuruva, G Murwira, O Mushure, D Mukandi, O
Mwerahari, T Chipunza, B Amidu, (S Gorogojo 82), D Mukamba, M
Mambare, T Sadiki, (M Madhiri 71st) W Mutasa
How Mine: B Donovan, P Tonha, M Ncube, V Kamhuka, T Khumbuyani, S Makundika, T Banda, P Manhanga, T Makanda, K Musharu, T January (Q Amini 87)