DEMBARE KEEP UP
28 August 2017
. . . Ocean does it again . . . Ajax scout at Rufaro
AN Ajax Cape Town scout watched Dynamos dazzle in a 2-0 win over Yadah at Rufaro yesterday, a signal of growing interest in Lloyd Mutasa’s project and warning they could lose key players soon.
It was a game DeMbare needed a win to remain on track in the 2017 Castle Lager Premiership title race.
And it was their two most effective players, Ocean Mushure and Ntouba Epoupa, who were on target.
In the end, DeMbare coach Lloyd Mutasa hailed the return of his captain who scored the opener after missing last week’s 6-0 win over How Mine.
“Ocean is an inspirational player and that is why we gave him the leadership. And scoring four goals in four matches, as a captain, he is doing his part,” Mutasa said.
The DeMbare coach, who seems to have successfully rebuilt the team, believes he has a special group of players that can do wonders.
“This group of players are capable of doing better than what the boys we had last year did. We still maintain we would want to do better and if we can be better, we can be number four, we can be number three and we can be number two or one. It is better than the number five we were last year,” said Mutasa.
The other title contenders Chicken Inn, Ngezi Platinum and FC Platinum won their games on Saturday.
Chicken Inn floored Bigboy Mawiwi’s Hwange 1-0 to maintain their position; Ngezi Platinum humiliated Highlanders 3-0 at Baobab while FC Platinum edged Black Rhinos 1-0.
Mutasa said: “I think at this point you would rather pick all the points. We have collected three points after scoring two goals and not conceding, which is good for us.
“We sat down as an institution and we have always said let’s take each game at a time and see how things shape up. We are happy that we have won five games so far and we would want to see how we fair against a good CAPS United side in the next game.”
Mutasa was on a spy mission Saturday, watching Ngezi and Highlanders at Baobab.
“As a coach you would want to see how the other teams are playing. We still had a game against Ngezi, we have a game against Highlanders and it is important to watch how they play.”
DeMbare’s situation could remarkably change if they win their game in hand against CAPS United and finish off Chapungu in a game they are leading 4-0 after it was abandoned after 53 minutes.
“As a coach you would want to be in the same situation with all the other coaches. You tend to sit back and say we have other matches to play, but you can’t count on the other matches that you have not played.
“Maybe the good thing about the Chapungu game is that we are four goals to the good and it is a game under control and if we lose it, it is us who would have lost the game.”
There is growing interest in DeMbare matches.
“As a coach, being a Dynamos person, you would want to believe that every game that we play, we attract a huge following. Scenarios of the past weeks were not good enough.
“It was an indication to us that we were not doing what they were expecting. I’m happy the fans are with us and they are following us and they are with us. I hope we will get where we need to get as an institution,” said Mutasa.