💥As Dynamos fans hurl insults at their goalkeeper
Ngezi Platinum Stars fc ——(0)2
By Innocent Muchochomi in Turf Village, Mhondo Ngezi
Takesure”Deco” Chiragwi’s Ngezi Platinum Stars reclaimed their Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League top position after they gallantly battled from behind to snatch a 2-1 win over Dynamos in an entertaining match at Baobab Stadium in Mhondoro Ngezi’s Turf Village on Sunday.
Dynamos fans failed to stomach the defeat and waited for the final whistle to vent their anger at Mvula whom they accuse of harboring intentions to let coach Herbert Maruwa be sacked.
At the stroke of half time Dynamos fans belted out their new tune *Munovapireiko Doro, Hona vanwa vadhakwa vakutaura zvisina basa* literary mocking Ngezi that they are playing more like drunkards in a boozers’ league after Donald Mudadi’s well-packed shot thrust the Mbare boys afront, but, little did they know that he who laughs last laughs longer.
Ngezi did not bow to mockery but instead put on a spirited performance pilling pressure and with barely less than five minutes after recess the never-say-die attitude paid dividends as they won a corner kick that Mvula flunked to clear before Tatenda Benhura nodded into the bottom corner of the net.
Ngezi second-half substitute Quadar Amini sealed the match as a contest as his “hurricane” volley from close to the center line hit the upright post and bounced off Mvula’s back before trickling into the back of the net in the 75th minute.
Amini’s goal brewed discontent amongst the Dynamos fans and steered a cluster to storm the dressing room tunnel entrance hurling unprintable obscenities and warning him that his days at Dembare are numbered.
“We are well aware that you want the coach to be expelled but let us warn you that you will be the first to be booted out,” said a fuming supporter.
Maruwa admitted they conceded soft goals but is hopeful that they will eventually produce desirable results.
“We did very well in the first half and managed to score but in the second half, we conceded softballs. The goals from our opponents were not that good.”
“I don’t know what happened but it’s part of the game. We have to go back to the drawing board and make sure we rectify the anomalies.
“We will try to talk to players so they understand our direction but at the same time playing three games in seven days affected us one way or another, ” said Dembare coach.
While Maruwa need to recap Dembare’s objectives in this league, his counterpart Chiragwi re-emphasized the need for consistency.
“I think we managed to collect maximum points which is important and healthy for the team.”
“We are happy with the result and like I said in a pre-match interview that we are playing at home and we need to collect maximum points which is what we did.”
“I think we gave our supporters a very good gift for the weekend.”
Out of 11 games played to date, Ngezi won 5 games, drew 5, and lost once amassing 20 points while second-placed Highlanders got 19 points from 4 wins and 7 draws.