HARARE – Dynamos Football Club secured a historic victory on Sunday as they were crowned the 2023 Chibuku Super Cup champions, ending a nine-year major cup drought.
The Harare giants emerged triumphant with a 2-0 win over Ngezi Platinum at Baobab, marking a significant achievement for the former premiership champions and securing their return to continental football.
After a goalless first half, Dynamos came alive in the second half with Elton Chikona and Emmanuel Paga scoring the crucial goals that sealed their victory and the coveted Chibuku Super Cup title.
The triumph not only ended Dynamos’ major cup drought but also earned them a spot in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2024.
DeMbare had a challenging season that initially promised success but faltered in the league championship race.
The Chibuku Super Cup victory salvaged their campaign and brought joy to the club and its supporters.
This win was particularly significant as it was the first time Dynamos secured the Chibuku Cup after several attempts in recent years.
The victory denied Ngezi Platinum, the newly crowned premiership champions, a dream double in a season where they displayed a menacing performance.
Genesis Mangombe, the coach of Dynamos, praised the spirited effort of his players and their adherence to the game plan.
“Thumbs up to the boys who played. They had a spirited effort. They played according to strategy and they had the fighting spirit.
“They wanted to prove to the world they can do it. We said it’s a cup game. The plan was to play it simple and get the chances,” Mangombe said in a post-match interview.
Jonathan Mashingaidze, the chief executive of Dynamos, confirmed the club’s readiness to participate in the CAF Confederation Cup in the upcoming year.
The triumph in the Chibuku Super Cup not only brought joy to the fans but also marked a significant chapter in Dynamos’ storied history, showcasing their resilience and determination on the football field.