Dynamos running out of steam


HARARE – Dynamos might be sitting on top of the Castle Premiership table, but it is no exaggeration that their supporters are upset with the team's recent performances which have left the Glamour Boys in real danger of surrendering their league title. 

The Glamour Boys’ dominance in the Mbada Diamonds Cup came to an abrupt end on Sunday at the hands of a disciplined How Mine following a solitary Thembani Masuku first half strike which silenced a nearly capacity crowd.

After being knocked out of the BancABC Sup8r Cup last month by eventual winners Shabanie Mine, Dynamos were expected to come back with vengeance in the country’s richest knockout tournament. 

The defeat by Philani Ncube’s men on Sunday means DeMbare have not won a match this month, losing 4-2 away to Hwange before a goalless draw with Monomotapa at home.

The Glamour Boys have dominated the country’s most prestigious Cup competition with sheer power and ruthlessness, winning the first two editions of the tournament with relative ease.

But the disappointing manner in which Dynamos went about their business against How Mine left the Harare giants' family deeply divided over what has really gone wrong with the champions.

There are sections which believe the sacking of former assistant coach Tonderai Ndirayi has left Pasuwa an isolated man and the gaffer is struggling to see and read the opponents’ game plans and how to counter them.

Pasuwa’s bench has largely attracted criticism for such technical ineptitude and lack of foresight, especially in their last three matches.

After the defeat to How Mine, Pasuwa conceded his side is struggling and are facing a mammoth task to defend their title.

“We haven’t been playing well in our previous matches. We are going through a bad spell and it’s now difficult for us especially towards retaining our title,” Pasuwa said.  

“It’s pressure, pressure and more pressure on us now to defend the championship. We will have to soldier on. We need to sit down and re-organise ourselves.

“We need to start winning before it’s too late. We have been affected a lot. Some of the guys are coming from injury and struggled with their game. I think there is room for improvement.”

Now that they are out of the Mbada Cup, Dynamos are left to concentrate on the league and tomorrow they travel to Zvishavane to face FC Platinum.

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