It’s celebration time for the Mighty Warriors but not so for Dynamos assistant coach Gift Muzadzi.
A year after qualifying for the Rio Olympics, the Mighty Warriors have added another chapter to their success story after a convincing 3-2 win over Zambia’s Shepolopolo on Sunday saw them secure qualification to the 2016 Africa Women’s Championships.
The Mighty Warriors join the 15 other top African Women’s soccer teams 4-2 on aggregate, having beaten the Zambians 1-0 last Wednesday. The African Women’s Championships will be held in Cameroon from November 19 to December 3.
Zimbabwe Football Association president Phillip Chiyangwa says they are going to hold a victory celebration part for the Mighty Warriors where they would reward them handsomely for making the nation proud.
However, there is no such happiness at Dynamos after their fans went on a rampage demanding the head of assistant coach Gift Muzadzo who is also the club’s goalkeeper’s coach following Dembare’s goalless draw with Triangle Saturday.
The fans had to be dispersed by riot police as they demonstrated outside the ground waiting for the club executive to come out of the stadium so that their voice could be heard.
The fans are accusing Muzadzi of instigating the players not to play at their best in order to facilitate the sacking of Dembare’s new Portuguese coach Paolo George Silva who ironically has found new friends in the club.
Muzadzi and Silva do not see each eye to eye and twice the two nearly exchanged blows right in the face of the players during training.
Silva himself was straight to the point saying his players were not putting up maximum effort, adding that he hoped starting from this week they will change their attitude.
Triangle coach David Mandigora, who was sacked as Dynamos coach last season, was happy with his team’s show saying although he wanted three points, at least a point away from especially against Dynamos is very crucial.
The results of the game sees Dynamos with one point from two matches while Triangle are now on four points following last week’s 1-0 home win against Harare City.
However, Dynamos are lagging behind as their biggest rivals are moving at speed after defending champions Chicken Inn came out 1-0 victors away to Boarder Strikers.
A Devine Lunga strike gave the Game Cocks maximum points and saw them go top of the table on goal difference over Norman Mapeza’s FC Platinum who stunned Highlanders 2-1 at Barbourfields Stadium.
A Rahman Kutsanzira goal came a bit too late for Bosso after Kugona Kunenge Kudada had taken an early first half lead through Walter Musona and Obey Chirwa.
Caps United found newly promoted Ngezi Platinum Stars a tough nut to crack and the Green Machine could only settle for a one-all draw that coming a day after How Mine had overcome ZPC Kariba 2-0.
Tsholotsho Pirates finally had their day after a 1-0 win over Bulawayo City in a local derby while Chapungu also finally found something to smile about with a 2-0 win over Hwange. In another match, Harare City thumped Mutare City 4-2.
Harare City along with Hwange are bottom of the 16 team league standings without a point from two matches.