Ntouba’s controversial return
2 October 2017
DYNAMOS striker Christian Epoupa Ntouba’s return was marred with controversy.
The striker seemed to have complained about not getting enough balls upfront in their 2-1 win against Harare City which left him frustrated and headed straight to the tunnel soon after the full time whistle.
He was not part of the DeMbare tradition of paying tribute to their fans after a win, neither did he join the team for the after match warm down, raising speculation that all could not be well in their camp.
During the match, he could be seen complaining about not getting the ball and in the dying minutes of the game he took his frustration to the technical team.
Team manager Richard Chihoro could not be drawn into commenting on the issue saying he did not witness the player complaining neither did he saw him storming to the dressing room.
Speaking on the issue, coach Lloyd Mutasa said:
“At times you win and not the beautiful way, he wanted probably the team to play like they normally do,” he said.
Ntouba was out of action for two games, serving a suspension following a red card in a match they played Highlanders.
He has become a key player for DeMbare and his return was marked with a lot of expectations.
Yesterday, he had his chances, with his first half effort being saved by City’s keeper Maxwell Nyamupanedengu.
Dynamos got their goals from Peace Makaha and an own goal by City’s Raymond Uchena.