Dynamos storm into African Champs mini league stage

dynamos_fc_116_77HARARE giants Dynamos (Pictured) maintained their hundred percent record in the African Champions League when the stormed into the lucrative mini-league phase of the tournament despite goind down 1-0 to Gaborone United in the second leg in Botswana on Saturday.

They qualified on a 4-2 aggregate win.

Dynamos went into the match with a comfortable 4-1 lead cushion from the first leg in Harare two weeks back.

Their victory on Saturday means they have not failed to qualify for the mini-league phase of the competitions on all ocassions they have taken part in the lucrative tournament.

Gaborone United scored a late goal on 84 minutes through midfielder Nato but failed to score the three goals they needed to advance to the last eight at the expense of Dynamos.

The qualification by Dynamos was made sweeter by the fact that it was coach Elvis Chiweshe’s major success in his coaching career, He took over the managerial reigns at Dynamos from David Mandigora in April last year but failed to win any silverware with the Harare giants.

He was beaten to the Charity Shield by old foes CAPS United and was also beaten to the ultimate prize of domestic football- the league title by rookies Gunners after having led the race from the start before cracking under the weight of expectations.

But it remains to be seen whether Chiweshe will reach the heights of his predecessor David Mandigora who reached the semi-finals in 2008.

Only Sunday Chidzambwa has managed to reach the final of the competition after leading Dynamos to the final in 1998 before they were beaten to the trophy by Asec Mimosas of Ivory Coast.

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