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DEMBARE RELIEF

By Sports Reporter / Published on Monday, 11 Jun 2018 15:39 PM / No Comments / 405 views

11 June 2018

Macheke

STRIKER Tawanda Macheke’s second half strike is what Dynamos needed to collect maximum points against Mutare City at Vengere on Sunday.

The 1-0 win will go a long way in helping the troubled giants raise their game in what has been one of their worst first half of the season performance in this decade.

Dynamos assistant coach Lloyd Chigowe said the win will reduce pressure on the players as they go into the next challenges.

“This a huge relief to the team. We have repaid our fans for their faith in us. And the win is a morale booster for us,” said Chigowe.

Coach Lloyd Mutasa will rejoin the Glamour Boys on a bright note, coming from COSAFA cup in South Africa where he was assistant to Sunday Chidzambwa.

Mutasa bounced back as coach but he was yet to sit on the bench to try and turn around the fortunes of the team.

“We have been under pressure coming into this match after the loss to Triangle. We were facing heavy criticism because of our performance, but at the end of the day, in football you always play under pressure,” Chigowe added.

DeMbare are on 17 points after the win, a massive 24 points behind log leaders FC Platinum.

The Glamour Boys are however not alone in this.

After yesterday’s defeat, Mutare City are bottom of the log with 11 points, and it will take a lot for the new comers to make a recovery after the second half of the season.

Caretaker coach Ndega Matsika said they will need to perfect their act if they are to win games and rise from the murky waters.

“We are going back to the drawing board. The performance was good but we could not convert the scoring chances we created.

“We are now focusing on the next match against Bulawayo Chiefs. We have been conceding goals towards the end of most of the matches we have played. And that is what we need to rectify as we go forward,” said Matsika.

 

(From Ray Bande in Mutare)

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