Dynamos' lift CBZ Cup in Harare


Dynamos’ chief striker Murape Murape was the hero yesterday after scoring the winner in extra time to help the Harare giants lift the prestigious CBZ FA Cup final after edging arch rivals Highlanders 2 -1 in an exhilarating final at Barbourfields Stadium.

Dynamos, who are also eying the league title, will represent the country in the CAF Confederations Cup tournament next year.

The weekend match spilled into extra time after the two biggest teams in the country could not be separated in regulation time. The match had ended in a 1-1 stalemate in 90 minutes.

The first half produced no goals but the two teams dished out one of their best performances.

The performance was in stark contrast to their last weekend’s epic league clash at Gwanzura whose build up had created so much media hype but in the end fizzled out into a goalless draw.

Towering Dynamos striker Sebastian Mutizirwa thrust Dynamos into the lead on 52nd minutes when he toe poked the ball following a brilliant cross from the left by David Shoko. However, forgotten midfielder Richard Choruma volleyed home the equaliser from closer range five minutes after Mutizirwa’s goal to bring back Highlanders into contention.

The two sides could not be separated and the match had to go into extra time according to the tournament rules.

But Dynamos had to thank Murape Murape who ghosted in from the blind side eight minutes into extra time to head home the winner.

Dynamos are also leading their rivals by four points in the race for the championship and their victory boosted their chances of winning a league and cup double.