DeMbare on track: Pasuwa


HARARE – Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa believes the Glamour Boys are on the right track for a third successive Castle Premiership title.

On Sunday, Dynamos needed an Augustine Mbara second half solitary strike to ensure maximum points against a stubborn Buffaloes and move to second place on the log standings with 31 points from 17 matches.

The win saw DeMbare begin to mount a serious challenge in defence of their title, which they have won in the last two seasons.

The Harare giants are now on 31 points, tied with Highlanders and Chicken Inn, but Pasuwa’s men have a superior goal difference.

But with leaders Harare City looking certain to have a strong say in the destiny of this year’s championship, Pasuwa has called on his players to “improve their consistency.”

The Sunshine Boys, who are in their second year in the top flight league, are sitting pretty at the summit after 17 rounds of action with 34 points, three ahead of DeMbare.

“I think so far so good. We are on the right track to defend our title. What is important is to maintain this winning streak,” Pasuwa told Daily News.

“As the Dynamos family we are saying let’s go out there and work on our shortcomings so that we can continue picking those maximum points.

“Our next assignments will be very important to us in the title chase.”

And after a glut of missed chances against Buffaloes, Pasuwa said: “We have to work in the 18 yard box with our strikers. They should be clinical in front of goal. Maybe they lacked the technic of putting the ball into the nets.”

Pasuwa, meanwhile, has welcomed the new level of competition in the PSL from their rivals in the league.

In the previous years, people have been asking for competition in the league.

People were only looking at Dynamos but now there is Harare City, Highlanders, FC Platinum and CAPS United which is good for local football.”

CAPS, meanwhile, also kept their championship dream alive after snatching an important one all draw against Hwange at the Colliery.

Makepekepe had Tawanda Nyamandwe to thank after the gangly striker cancelled a Gilbert Zulu first half opener three minutes before full time.

The Green Machine were however, dislodged from fifth to sixth by Platinum, who beat Motor Action 1-0.

Taurai Mangwiro’s men are now trailing log leaders Harare City by six points.

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