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DeMbare in relegation blues

By Oscar Rusenga in TRIANGLE

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Things keep falling apart for troubled Dynamos who had skipper Ocean Mushure sent off yesterday as they suffered their first league defeat at the hands of Triangle at Gibbo.

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Dynamos captain Ocean Mushure was shown a read card

Collin Dhuwa was the star of the show with a rare career hat-trick as the lifeless Glamour Boys paid a heavy prize for investing their trust in a rookie and out-of-sorts coach in Lloyd Chigowe to take charge.

He was in charge of the team in the absence of head coach Lloyd Mutasa who is away with the Warriors in South Africa. DeMbare succumbed to their seventh defeat in 15 starts.

Dhuwa had only scored a single goal this season in the 2-1 win against Mutare City Rovers in Rusape before this game. However, the former Chicken Inn and Shabanie Mine player found a way to score a hat-trick yesterday. He scored in the 11th, 65th before completing the rout in the 82nd minute.

Triangle gaffer Taurai Mangwiro was a happy man after the game.

“I always believe that there is always a first time for everything, we had not beaten Dynamos in the league and we did not let that affect us and we tried not to look at what is happening in the Dynamos camp.

“We scored at crucial stages in the match and the second goal came at the right time and we are now looking forward to win in our next matches,” he said.

Chigowe was angry with the match officiating before adding that it was an evenly-balanced match.

“It was an evenly-balanced match which means we had our own fair chance of getting a good result, but the match officiating was pathetic.

“Think it’s time the Premier Soccer League should look at issues of match-fixing. This is the same scenario we faced against Herentals, for their second goal, our player was lying down and he waved play on. When Triangle scored, our players protested and one was given a red card,” he said.

Triangle defender Arnold Chivheya was injured in the first minute of the match and was rushed to Colin Saunders Hospital. Chivheya who was in pain was replaced by Rodwell Mlanga as Triangle’s gaffer Taurai Mangwiro game plan went up in smoke.


Triangle: T. Chilenga, R. Kawondera, A. Chiveya (R. Mhlanga (1st min), K. Chigwida, D. Dzinyai, T. Mavhunga, P. Manhanga, C. Dhuwa, R. Madamombe, P. Bhamusi (E.Mawuna 87th min), L.Nhamo (D. Murimba (87th min).

Dynamos: B. Mwandimutsira, P. Makaha, G. Mukambi, J. Tigere, J. Marufu, B. Moyo, C. Kapupurika, M. Mukumba, Q. Kangadzi (R. Manuvire, 80th min), O. Mushure, R. Matova (E. Mandiranga, 50th min). The Herald