lodza.jpgDynamos Football Club jetted into the country on Wednesday afternoon after crashing out of the CAF Champions League at the weekend.

Despite bowing out in the first round of the elite African club competition, a small band of DeMbare faithfuls were at the Harare International Airport to welcome the Glamour Boys.

Following reports pointing to bias by the Egyptian referee, as the major reason behind DeMbare’s 3-nil loss to Mouloudia Clube d’Alger, Dynamos’ gaffer Lloyd Mutasa registered his dismay, describing the refereeing as atrocious.

“It is unfortunate that we lost the match in such a fashion. We played well and we deserved to progress,” Mutasa said.

Responding to assertions of a poor game plan and complacency as the major reason behind DeMbare’s exit, Mutasa hailed the performance by his troops, laying all the blame on the match officials.

After taking a 4-1 first leg lead, the Glamour Boys watched in horror as their 2011 Champions League dream was shattered under controversial circumstances with Mouloudia Clube D’Alger winning 3-nil to sail through on away goals rule after a 4-4 aggregate scoreline.

The defeat, which saw DeMbare crashing out before the mini-league phase for the first time in the club’s history, now leaves Zimbabwe without a club on the African Safari.