DYNAMOS failed to end CAPS Uniteds jinx

caps_united_fcDYNAMOS failed to end CAPS Uniteds jinx at Rufaro Stadium yesterday after the Harare derby ended in a 1-1 stalemate.
DeMbare went into the match aiming to end bitter rivals CAPS Uniteds dominance over them.


CAPS United have had the better of their bitter rivals in recent years. Last year, the two teams met three times with one match ending in a 1-1 draw while CAPS United won 2-1 in the other match with Dynamos also winning the other tie by a similar score line.

But, while Dynamos have been playing well this season and are leading the pack at the league table with 47 points from 23 matches while CAPS occupy fifth position with only 33 points, their head to head meetings have seen CAPS United triumphing over their bitter rivals.

Earlier in the season, Dynamos were handed a 2-0 defeat in a league match following a Nyasha Mushwekis brace. Then came the Nestle Charity Shield final, CAPS United emerged victorious after Leonard Tsipa struck the priceless winning goal in extra time for CAPS United to lift the trophy after a 2-1 victory.

Yesterday, CAPS United came from a goal down to equalize through Mushwekwi after Dynamos had raced into the lead in the first half with a goal from Benjamin Marere.

Mushwekwi, who is also in contention for the Golden Boot Award took his goal tally to 12, one behind second leading scorer Cuthbert Malajila. Gunners Norman Maroto is leading the goal scorer chart with an incredible 14 goals.

But it is Dynamos failure to break the CAPS United jinx that was the talking point in the capital after the match.

Mushwekwi, scorer of the equalizer was enthusiastic in a post match interview.

It was a tough game typical of derby matches, he said. I am happy we maintained our dominance over Dynamos. They have not beaten us this season and it feels great. Its little statistics but if you consider that it is against our rivals you will see its significance, he said.

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