Africa Soccer ZIMBABWE : Dynamos win Independence Trophy

Zimbabwe football heavyweights, Dynamos FC won the pre-season Independence Trophy at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Sunday.

Dynamos beat rivals Highlanders 2-0 to win the silverware behind closed doors in view of the Covid-19 pandemic preventive measures.

Trevor Mavhunga gave Dynamos the lead in the sixth minute after a rare gaffe by Highlanders goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda.

Bad became worse in the second stanza for Highlanders as vice-captain followed the bad example of Sibanda in scoring an own goal in the 50th minute.

Highlanders tried to come back into the game but Dynamos stood firm at the back.

The competition was a curtain raiser to the domestic season which is expected to roll into action next month.

Competitive domestic football last took place in 2019 in Zimbabwe.

The start for the 2020 season was halted in view of rising cases of Covid-19 in Zimbabwe.


Highlanders: A Sibanda, W Mhango (J Ngodzo, 65), R Lunga (P Mphelele, 65’), N Masuku, G Makaruse (A Silla, 73’), A Mbeba, P Muduhwa, M Ndlovu, K Mavhunga (L Chikuhwa, 69’), C Ncube (A Tandi, 69’), D Mhindirira

Dynamos: T Mvula, E Jalai, P Jaure, G Murwira, F Makarati, T Mavhunga, S Nyahwa (S Appiah, 82’), K Nadolo (B Mushunje, 73’), T Chidhobha (T Muringai, 82’), T Makanda (J Selemani, 73’), A Eonde (N Sianchali, 53’)

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