Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa admitted that the 1-0 defeat to rivals Caps United was not only painful but also a bitter pill to swallow as it put a dent to their title chase.
A win would have seen Dynamos leapfrog second placed FC Platinum and log leaders Chicken Inn to the summit on the log standings with a game still in hand but Dominic Chungwa dampened the hopes with a strike in the second half.
” Its definitely a setback to our hopes but we have to bounce back. We need to fight another day and win the game in hand,” said Mutasa.
” We created half chances which I think we should have utilised. The are some things you don’t have control over like suspensions and have to make do with what is there,”.
Dynamos failed to exert themselves on the game from the start and instead it was their rivals who made their presence felt with Devon Chafa and Moses Muchenje bossing the midfield.
Caps created many scoring opportunities, putting them to waste before Chungwa struck twenty two minutes from full time.
Missing combative midfielder Tichaona Chipunza, striker Christian Epoupa, Denver Mukamba and with the only influential player Ocean Mushure off colour, Dynamos didn’t offer much to trouble Caps United.
Dynamos showed some signs of frailty in last week’s draw against Highlanders in which Bosso dominated the second half and Caps United seemed to have capitalized on that ending DeMbare ‘s seven match unbeaten run.
Dynamos still have a chance to go top on Thursday when they play the remainder of their abandoned match against Chapungu.
The match was abandoned in the 56th minute with Dynamos leading 4-0 after a goal post collapsed.
Should they win, Dynamos will move to the apex of the log standings with 52 points, a point ahead of Chicken Inn.