dembare lose.jpgDynamos’ trailblazing run was brought to a grinding halt by bogey side, Kiglon, who registered an impressive 1-nil win over the Harare giants in their opening match of the premiership season at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon.

Going into the match, Dynamos had the favourites tag on account of their rampant form in the build up to the season.

The impressive 4-1 thrashing of Algerian champions Maloudia Club d’Alger a week ago had heightened expectations among the Dynamos fans that Kiglon would be the next victim on the Glamour Boys’ growing list of casualties.

Kiglon however had other ideas and refused to be intimidated in a battle in which they gave as good as they got.

The Kiglon Bird was the first to threaten and sounded warning shots as early as the second minute but somehow let Dynamos off the hook with the defence at sixes and sevens.

The Glamour Boys who as usual impressed with some methodical buildups  began to make their intentions known in typical fashion when Roderick Mutuma turned his marker but shot wide in the 11th minute.

As the first half wore on the Glamour Boys began to stamp their authority on proceedings and mounted incessant pressure but failed to transform their territorial advantage into goals.

With chances coming thick and fast for DeMbare, a goal however proved elusive.

Despite DeMbare enjoying the larger share of possession, Kiglon held firm to ensure the teams would go for halftime locked in a goalless stalemate.

The Glamour Boys were quick off the blocks in the second half and could have taken the lead in the 47th minute when Rodrick Mutuma unleashed a shot which however sailed over the bar.
Dynamos would live to rue this and other missed chances.

This duly came to pass in the 67th minute when William Manondo struck the hammer blow after capitalising on some hesitant defending to thrust Kiglon into the lead.

Although Dynamos refused to throw in the towel and fought valiantly in search of an equaliser, the stubborn Kiglon rearguard, which was well organised held firm to deny Glamour Boys passage. 

Dynamos almost found a dramatic late equaliser but the chance went begging to pile more misery on the DeMbare fans.

On the other end Kiglon almost extended its lead deep into injury time but the chance could not be utilised.

Kiglon coach, Rodwell Dhlakama was on cloud nine following his team’s impressive victory while Dynamos mentor Lloyd Mutasa was disappointed after succumbing to his first defeat in charge of the Harare giants.

In another premier league match Highlanders beat Shabanie Mine by 3-nil.