HARARE – On a day when they lost their decorated son David ‘Yogi’ Mandigora, Dynamos needed King Nadolo from the bench in the second half to beat Harare City in the Chibuku Super Cup match played on Saturday.
The Glamour Boys started the match on the front with Juan Mutudza working something in the 8th minute from the left flank but Newman Sianchali couldn’t connect with it.
Emmanuel Mandiranga received a sleek pass from William Manondo but his attempted shot was blocked for a corner.
Dynamos won a freekick in the 14th minute and could have opened the account through a powerful strike by dead ball specialist Godknows Murwira but City goalkeeper parried it away.
Mandiranga had a chance from a free kick three minutes later but Dynamos keeper Taimon Mvula saved it.
Shadreck Nyahwa had another scoring opportunity in the 20th minute but City defended for a corner.
Eonde put the ball at the back of the net on the hour mark two minutes after being introduced but the flag was up for an offside.
Dembare finally got the breakthrough in the 75th minute through a King Nadolo header after some exquisite cross by wonder-kid Bill Antonio.
Harare City should have pulled one back immediately but Manondo wasted the chance with the goal at his mercy.
In the end Dynamos held on for a victory that takes their tally to eleven points in Group One of this exciting Chibuku Super Cup tournament.
Harare City gaffer Lloyd Chitembwe was impressed with the overall display of his team despite the disappointing result.
“When I am looking at the team, I honestly believe we have a good future going ahead. I am very impressed.
“The strategy is just to keep improving and hopefully win games. This is the strategy and it is the reason why we work so hard every week, everyday so that we can try and win games but it is a process.
“But I am generally impressed with the way we are playing. I think we are now in the right space and in a position we wanted to be,” said Chitembwe.
Dynamos coach Tonderayi Ndiraya dedicated the victory to club legend Mandigora who passed away, Saturday after a long battle with cancer.
“I am very happy with the result but allow me at this moment to dedicate this win to our nine supporters who perished in 2016. And then of course, we received the sad news this morning that we lost one of our legends in David Mandigora, so we want to dedicate this win today to him too.
“I am very much satisfied with the result today and also how the team defended especially in the second half when Harare City were throwing everything at us. I said it before the game that we are playing a very good team in Harare City and we saw that today but I am happy with our players they showed resilience,” said Ndiraya