DYNAMOS has been kicked out of the Mbada Diamonds Cup by How Mine at Rufaro Stadium. Now coach Kalisto Pasuwa is under severe pressure after the 1-0 loss.
Dynamos had won the competition in 2011 and 2012 beating Motor Action and Monomotapa respectively and were looking at making it three in a row, but came unstuck in front of a sell -out crowd at Rufaro, pushed by the $1 gate charge.
And Dynamos will now face a PSL fine after their irate fans rained missiles onto the field of play towards the end of the match. This was the third meeting of the two clubs after Dynamos beat the then newcomers 3-0 in the reverse fixture in Harare before losing 1-0 at Luveve.
The much-heralded return of Simba Sithole for Dynamos from Supersport United was much ado about nothing as he was clearly rushed into the team as Pasuwa sought to finally come up with a winning formula to no avail.
It all seemed to be going Dynamos’ way as early as the 10th minute when How Mine goalkeeper Ephraim Mazarura was forced to save an Ocean Mushure shot from way out before Cliff Sekete shot over five minutes later.
Clive Kawinga and Tawanda Muparati had chances but blew them and by the half hour, How Mine were growing in confidence although Russel Madamombe tried to keep veteran defenders Herbert Dick and Gilbert Banda on the back foot.
Then the visitors struck! Thembani Masuku struck from inside the box with the help of the so-called star defender Patson Jaure in the 28th minute and for the next 62 minutes defended as if their very lives depended on it.
Elsewhere, Highlanders beat Buffaloes 3-nil in the other quarter final to join other semi-finalists, Caps United and Harare City.