Chaos At Dembare, Yadah Game WhileNgezi Drop Points In Zvishavane
Dynamos continued with their poor form in the 2018 Castle Lager PSL Season as they were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Yadah at Rufaro Stadium in an eventful match that saw one red card and late resumption in the second half after Police fired tear gas at the Vietnam Stand for no reason during the half-time break.
Yadah opened the scoring four minutes into the game through livewire winger Leroy Mavhunga who had started the move deep in Yadah’s half after dispossessing Dynamos Captain Ocean Mushure before driving forward and exchanged passes with Simba Sithole who selfishly laid the ball back into Mavhunga’s pass to unleash a powerful shot from close range giving Yadah the advantage.
The second half had to be delayed by 20 minutes following pitch invasions by Dynamos fans who were running away from tear gas smoke that engulfed part of the Vietnam stand after Police details that were manning that side of Rufaro stadium had overzealously released the tear smoke after exchanging words with Dynamos fans. The order was soon restored and play resumed with Yadah leading 0-1.
Yadah were reduced to 10 men in the 67th mionute following a red-card to their captain Jimmy Dzingai who threw a missile back to the Dynamos fans who had rained a couple of missles towards Yadah Goalkeeper Stephen Chimusoro for time wasting.
Dembare gained from their numerical advantage as Kuda Kumwala netted the equaliser in the 75th minute with a powerful strike from outside the box to salvage a point for Dynamos.
In Bulawayo, Chicken Inn and Highlanders played to a 2-2 draw in match day six’s juciest encounter.
Brian Banda and Gabriel Nyoni scored for Highlanders while Innocent Muchaneka and Simon Munawa were on target for the Gamecocks.
Elsewhere, 2016 champions CAPS United lost their first game of the season going down 2-1 away to Triangle at Gibbo Stadium. Trevor Mavhunga put the Sugar Boys in front on the 52nd minute before Joel Ngodzo equalised from the spot with seven minutes to play.
Lameck Nhamo scored in the first attack after the restart to give his side their third league victory.
At Maglas Stadium in Zvishavane, Shabanie Mine’s David Temwanjira scored right at the dearth to ensure a 1-1 draw with Ngezi Platinum Stars. Terrence Dzvukamanja had sent the visiting team in front in the 36th minute when he headed home a Micheal Charamba’s cross.
The draw has left Ngezi in the second position with 16 points and only separated from new leaders FC Platinum due to goal difference.
Dynamos 1-1 Yadah FC
Chicken Inn 2-2 Highlanders
Triangle United 2-1 CAPS United
Shabanie Mine 1-1 Ngezi Platinum