Dynamosâ€™ trail blazing run in the build up to the start of the 2011 domestic season continued after the Harare giants beat Motor Action 4-1 on penalties at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday afternoon to lift the Net One Charity Shield trophy.
The match started with a tentative approach by both sides as they tried to settle into the rhythm of the match.
It was the Glamour Boys however, who drew first blood in the 29th minute through veteran Murape Murape who hit the back of the net with a wonderful strike.
Motor Action refused to be intimidated and duly leveled proceedings through Enazio Perezoâ€™s predatory strike in the 39th minute.
Two minutes from half time, Patrick Kumbula was hacked down by Sam Mutenheri as he charged towards goal and referee Ngoni Bouyed did not hesitate to point to the penalty spot.
Timire Mamvura stepped up to send Marlon Jani the wrong way with a well-taken penalty to restore Dembareâ€™s lead.
The Mighty Bulls to their credit did not give up on the fight and continued probing and this culminated in an equaliser in the 64th minute when Masimba Mabareâ€™s capitalised on hesitant defending by Vimbai Madamombe to restore parity in sublime fashion.
Even extra time could not separate the two rivals which meant the outcome had to be decided by way of a penalty shootout.
Guthrie Zhokinyu gave Dynmaos the advantage when he converted the first spot kick before Ocean Mushureâ€™s penalty was saved by Washington Arubi.
Timire Mavura extended Dynamos advantage with a cheeky penalty, while Themba Ndlovu gave the Mighty Bulls a measure of hope before Thomas Magorimbo made it 3 out of 3 to put Dynamos firmly in control.
Motor Action fans once again watched in dismay as Allan Gahadzikwaâ€™s penalty was saved Dynamos goal minder, Arubi, who produced another heroic moment to leave De-Mbare on the brink of victory.
Dominic Beneti then sealed Dynamos with an emphatic conversion to spark wild scenes of celebration among the Dynamos fans.
Dynamos walked away US$40 000 richer for reigning supreme, while the Motor Action pocketed US$20 000.