DYNAMOS got a major boost after the PSL announced that defender Partson Jaure’s seven-match ban has expired.
The Harare side, still smarting from the Uhuru Cup Final defeat to FC Pltinum, which followed a loss to newcomers ZPC Kariba must win away to Bantu Rovers at Baarbourfields on Monday.
Jaure was handed a seven-match ban and fined US$2,000 at the end of last season after violently charging at as well as verbally attacking referee Thabani Bamala in an ill-tempered league match against Highlanders.
Initial understanding was that Jaure was ineligible to feature in league matches only but the PSL clarified that the ban included “PSL sanctioned matches.”
“Partson Jaure can now play again because he has already served the seven matches. The ban included pre-season friendly matches which were sanctioned by the PSL.
“The judgment was clear on that,” PSL chief executive officer Kenny Ndebele said.
Jaure missed the last match of last season against Black Mambas as well as this term’s games against How Mine and ZPC Kariba.
He also did not take part in four friendlies.
Themba Ndlovu has been standing in for Jaure at the heart of the Dynamos defence partnering Sydney Linyama.
Meanwhile, coach Callisto Pasuwa says the Harare side have themselves to blame for Friday’s Independence Cup loss to FC Platinum.
The Harare giants surrendered the Cup to the platinum miners who left it until late to grab it right under the nose of their oppoents.
The Harare side took an early lead through Thomas Magorimbo before Qadr Amini scored for FC Platinum from the penalty spot late in the game to force the game into a penalty shootout.
Dynamos missed all their penalties and FC Platinum scored three.
“We were not taking our chances and in football if you do that you will not score and the end result is you lose,” said Pasuwa.
“We also relaxed during the dying stages and we got punished. We have to take responsibility and we cannot blame anyone else.
“The defeat was our own making because we failed to defend our goal by losing concentration. We however tried our best and we hope to recover in our next league match.”
Pasuwa was defeated by his long-time friend Lloyd Mutasa whom he played alongside at Dynamos and they once coached together.Advertisement
They travel to Bulawayo for an Easter Monday clash with Bantu Rovers who stunned How Mine last weekend.