WASHINGTON DC —
Dynamost beat highlanders 1-0 on Thursday in an independence cup tie at the National Sports Stadium to lift the independence trophy for the seventh time since its launch in 1983.
Dynamos scored in the 41st minute through Murape Murape. Highlanders were reduced to 10 men after Njabulo Ncube was sent off for a crude foul on Gift Bello.
Soccer commentator Omega Sibanda of Soccer Links International said Highlanders were let down by their strikers.
Highlanders coach, Kelvin Kaindu, said the disallowed goal deflated his side while his counterpart, Callisto Pasuwa, believed that the victory will give his side an edge going into the big tie against the same opponents this Sunday.
Dembare received $10,000 for winning the cup and Highlanders $8,000. Bosso have won the trophy six times.