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Mbada Diamond Cup up for Grabs as 'Dembare' Bite the Dust

  • Michael Kariati

Dynamos Football Club celebrate after winning the Mbada Diamond Cup last year. (Photo/Citizen Journalist)

Dynamos Football Club celebrate after winning the Mbada Diamond Cup last year. (Photo/Citizen Journalist)

The Mbada Diamonds Cup is up for grabs following the elimination of Harare giants, Dynamos, from the $1 million soccer tournament in the quarter-finals.

Dynamos, or Dembare, as they are affectionately known, bit the dust Sunday as they were sent packing out of the lucrative tournament by minnows, How Mine.

The miners stunned the Harare giants 1-0 in an exciting soccer match played at Rufaro Stadium.

Dembare, who were the tournament favourites, won the cup in 2011 and last year.

Four other top Premier Soccer League teams - Highlanders, Harare City and Caps United - sailed through to the semi-finals of the richest football tournament in Zimbabwean football.

While Dynamos supporters were throwing missiles onto the pitch following their defeat to How Mine, Highlanders were celebrating their victory at Mucheke Stadium as evidenced by the scenes that engulfed the city of Masvingo yesterday.

Highlanders supporters celebrated their victory with song and dance.

Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu says their minds are now focused on the semi-finals. But Buffaloes mentor Timothy Masachi is crying foul.

Four teams will get into the hat for the semi-finals and Caps United coach Taurayi Magwiro is looking forward to the title and a place in the CAF Confederation Cup.

The draw for the semi-finals will be conducted in Harare on Friday.
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