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Highlanders Fans Fume Over Dynamos Defeat

  • Michael Kariati

Thousands of the team’s followers flocked to the National Sports Stadium hoping for a change of fortune. (File Photo)

Thousands of the team’s followers flocked to the National Sports Stadium hoping for a change of fortune. (File Photo)

It is the same old Dynamos and Highlanders story in Zimbabwean football as Brazil are favoured to steamroll over the-not-so indomitable lions of Cameroon in the 2014 World Cup.

Highlanders fans are fuming as their team failed, for the eighth year, to beat bitter rivals Dynamos after succumbing to a 1-0 loss at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday, courtesy of a Washington Pakamisa 34th minute goal.

Coaches have come and gone in the past eight years but still Bosso have failed to break the jinx and this time around the club’s supporters are blaming Zambian mentor Kelvin Kaindu for fielding the wrong first eleven.

Thousands of the team’s followers flocked to the National Sports Stadium hoping for a change of fortune. One of them is Mkondoloza Khumalo, who threw stones at Kaindu after the team’s defeat.

Another Highlanders fan, Lovemore Sibanda, has resigned to fate admitting that Dynamos are far much superior to their side.

While Highlanders are crying over spilt milk, Dynamos coach Kalisto Pasuwa is happy that his team has now caught up with the leaders on the Premier Soccer League table. The Harare club are on 22 points, the same as leaders, Hwange and How Mine, but Dynamos are way behind the perking order due to their inferior goal difference.

With Highlanders beaten, ZPC Kariba now remain the only unbeaten side in the 16 team assembly after a one-all draw with Shabanie Mine. But coach Saul Chaminuka thinks his team was robbed by the match officials.

For the first time this year, Caps United picked up their first three points away from home with a 2-0 win over Chiredzi and warning bells are ringing at the sugar plantations as their team is slowly sinking into the lower echelons of division one football.

With the 12th week of Zimbabwean premiership soccer having gone by, focus returns to the World Cup where hosts Brazil play African side, Cameroon, on the same day Croatia play Mexico.

Brazil are obvious favourites against a disappointing Cameroon side that is on the verge of becoming the first ever African team to leave the World Cup without a point.

All the remaining last group matches are being played at the same time in order to avoid match fixing.
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