Dynamos lift Bob 90 Sup8r Cup

Ronald Chitiyo scored a gem of a goal as Dynamos lifted the Bob 90 Sup8r Cup at Rufaro Stadium Sunday.

The former Monomotapa midfielder who was rejected by national team coach Kalisto Pasuwa in his team for the African Nations Championships finals in South Africa despite a good dispay at the Cosafa Castle Cup tournament in Zambia beat Munyaradzi Diyna in goals for Dynamos all syatems out to give Dynamos a 2-0 lead after Dembare had taken a 1-0 lead through Masimba Mambare.

Mambare who left Highlanders at the end the of the 2013 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season had given Dynamos the lead following a blunder by Felix Chindungwe who also joined Highlanders at the end of the 2013 soccer season.

In fact, the popular Harare club could have won by a 3-0 margin but the referee disallowed another of Chitiyo's goal for offiside. Chitiyo is nicknamed the Wayne Rooney of Zimbabwean football was duly named man of the match.

For winning the tournament Dynamos took home $45 000 while Highlanders for their effort took $25 000. Harare City who lost to Highlanders in the semi finals were rewarded with $10 000.

The prize money is far much less than what was on offer last year in which Dynamos also Highlanders 6-1 in a two legged tie. At that time, Dynamos took home $110 000 while Highladers for their efforts won $70 000.

At one time, President Mugabe personally forked out $20 000 in cash to both Dynamos and Highlanders after they had reached the final of the competition.

The tournament which is used to celebrate president Robert Mugabe's birthday had initially been penciled for February 22 but the game was postponed due to Dynamos participation in the Caf Champions League.

In fact, the Bob 90 Sup8r Cup has become more like the Zimbabwe football opnere as it comes well ahead of the NetOne Charity Shield which is considered as the season opener.

Dynamos will also have the opportunity to defend the same tournament last season as the rules of the competition have been changed to see to it that the winning team gets the honour to defend their title the next year around.

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