Inform Rusike, Chitiyo, Spur DeMbare title charge

Talented midfielders Tafadzwa Rusike and Ronald Chitiyo provide the creative spark that could take champions Dynamos past the finish line in pole position as the race for the Castle Lager Premiership title nears the climax.

Tafadzwa Rusike
Tafadzwa Rusike

Dynamos currently enjoy a three-point lead over Highlanders at the top of the log standings with eight games to go. The Harare giants have momentum on their side after going for 11 games without defeat. And coach Calisto Pasuwa will be heartened that his team is beginning to create more opportunities while playing some entertaining football, qualities that had been lacking for much of the current campaign.

Much of the credit go to midfielders Rusike and Chitiyo, whose return to form has injected some much needed flair and creativity to a side that was decidedly boring early on.

Rusike, in particular, has benefitted from a good run of games after initially struggling with injuries. The former Ajax Cape Town star’s penetration down the left channel has proved a nightmare for opposing defences while creating countless opportunities for his teammates.

He was in his element in the 4-1 demolition of Highlanders the TM Pick n Pay Challenge Cup on Sunday, showing just why he has emerged as DeMbare’s most potent weapon in recent weeks.

Chitiyo on the other hand also endured a slow start to his Dynamos career but has since broken out of his shell to exude the very same skills and incisive play which made him such a prospect back at Monomotapa.

The two have in recent matches been deployed out wide either side of central midfielder Walter Mukanga in a development that has instantly turned Dynamos into a side that is easy on the eye.

The champions had struggled for goals in the first half of the season, managing just 18 in their first 19 games. In their first 20 leagues matches of the season, the Dynamos scored two goals or more only on four occasions.

But they have scored two goals in each of their last two league matches, and the victory over Highlanders perhaps proved that more is to come.

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