Chicken Inn began their league title defence with a 3-0 drubbing over former title holders Dynamos at Barbourfields.
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A brace by Obadiah Tarumbwa and a goal by Tafadzwa Kutinyu gave the Gamecocks the win. Chicken Inn had the first real chance of the game as soon as the 3rd minute when Kutinyu saw the ball fell kindly for him but his shot went over and wide.
Dynamos gradually got into the game and Roderick Mutuma tested Elvis Chipezeze with a shot in the 10th minute.
The game opened up more as the half progressed with action swinging from one to another. In the 39th minute Mitchell Katsvairo only had the keeper to beat but saw Mukuruva recover before taking his shot.
Just before the break Dynamos had appeals for a penalty turned down after Chicken Inn’s Passmore Bernard appeared to handle the ball after Walter Mukanga’s shot.
Halftime came with the score level at 0-0.Chicken started the second half well attacking early but letting themselves down in the final third.
In the 58th minute Dynamos were reduced to ten men when Richard Kawondera was sent off for a second bookable offence.
A minute after Dynamos conceded when Edmore Chirambadare made a good run and found Tarumbwa who scored. Before Dembare could recover Chicken Inn added a second through Tarumba with their defence struggling to cope.
In the 70th minute Mukuruva was forced to tip over Danny Phiri’s goal bound effort .But on the 74th minute Chicken Inn went three up when Kutinyu scored after meeting a corner and unmarked.
Chicken Inn continued to dominate with the points secure with Dynamos struggling to cope till the final whistle.
The defeat means Dynamos head coach starts he tenure with a premier league loss while Antipas’ troops looked keen to defend their crown.
Chicken Inn XI: Chipezeze, Bernard,Lunga,Mhlanga ,Jackson, Matawu ,Phiri , Kutinyu,Tarumbwa, Katsvairo,Chirambadare
Dynamos XI: Mukuruva ,Murwira,Mushure , Muroiwa ,Linyama,Alimenda, Mukanga ,Mambare ,Kawondera, Mupasiri , Mutuma
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Chicken Inn 3-0 Dynamos
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