Action as it happened: Independence Cup final – Highlanders vs Dynamos

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Follow our live coverage of the 2022 Independence Cup final between Highlanders and Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo.


Highlanders 1-0 Dynamos

– Fulltime.

90+3′ Corner kick to Dynamos, cleared and  Jaure picks the loose ball but his shot is deflected for another corner kick, which is cleared.

90+1′ Highlanders Sub: Mukuli replaces Chikukwa

90′ Ngodzo gets the space and tries from a range but the effort goes over.

89′ Highlanders break away and Chikuhwa finishes the counter attack but Mvula saves it.

85′ Temper cool cool down but Nyahwa receives a Red Card for his challenge. Tandi gets the yellow card.

83′ Fight breaks out as Tandi goes to attack Nyahwa in retaliation to challenge on Navaya.

83′ Nyahwa with a high boot on Navaya. That is a very dangerous play there, action is stopped to attend to injured player.

80′ Free kick to Dynamos, swung into the box, not threat to Highlanders as Antonio fails to connect.

79′ Highlanders Sub: Ngodzo replaces Silla.

76′ Dynamos Sub: Jalai replaces Murwira.

74′ Yellow card to Ngala (Highlanders).

70′ Dynamos still trying to find their way back into the game as Highlanders dictate the pace.

62′ Silla threads a through pass to Navaya who shoots at goal but the effort goes straight to. hands of the keeper.

58′ Dynamos Sub: Sadiki replces Makanda.

54′ A delay to the restart as players are still clearing the pitch.

54′ Navaya down after being hit by a missile during the goal celebration at the Mpilo End housing Dynamos fans.

53′ Goal!!! Navaya breaks away on a counter before squaring the ball to Ngala who takes a first time shot and hit the top of the net.

51′ Free kick to Dynamos in a wide area, Murwira crosses the ball into the box and Highlanders clear the danger. Mpofu picks up the loose ball and tries a shot at goal from a range but goes over.

46′ Second half resumes.


45′ Highlanders Sub: Navaya replaces injured Kutsanzira.

43′ Kutsanzira receives medical attention after picking up a knock.

40′ Still goalless with five minutes to go.

36′ Play resumes with Masuku behind the free kick. He sends the ball straight on goal and it’s a good one. Mvula reacts well and tips the effort over for a corner kick, which is cleared.

34′ Play temporarily stopped as Dynamos fans from the other end start throwing missiles onto the pitch, agitated by referee’s call to allow a free kick.

33′ A through ball is sent to Ngala, Mvula comes out and clear the danger but he catches Ngala and the referee blows for a free kick on the edge of the box.

31′ Mhindirira receives a through ball and tries from a range but shoots over.

28′ Free kick to Dynamos, Murwira sends it it but Highlanders clear the danger.

25′ Still goalless but it is Highlanders who are having an edge in ball possession.

22′ Free kick to Highlanders, swung into the box, Muduhwa collects it but is forced out of danger. He finds the space and crosses the ball back into the box and Dynamos, again, clear the danger.

22′ Yellow Card to Murwira (Dynamos).

17′ Free kick to Dynamos, Murwira takes it into the box but Highlanders clear their lines.

13′ Dynamos get another corner kick, Murwira poorly takes it and Highlanders clear their lines.

10′ Mbongeni Ndlovu tries from a range but the effort goes wide for goalkick.

7′ Paga goes down following an off the ball incident. Referee sees no offence, play continues.

5′ Makanda breaks away and tries a volley but his hits the ball over.

4′ Dynamos trying to set an early pace and they get a corner kick. Murwira swings it in and Makanda connects it but sends his effort wide.

2′ The pitch looks very bad with huge patches of clay all over.

1′ Kick-off!!!

*Kick-off has been delayed. The game is now scheduled to start at 4 pm CAT.

Highlanders: A. Sibanda, Mbemba, Tandi, Kutsanzira, Mhindirira, Chikuhwa, Masuku, Silla, Muduhwa, Ngala, Ndlovu.

Dynamos XI: TBAMvula, Nyahwa, Mpofu, Jaure, Makarati, Murera, Makanda, Murwira, Kawondera, Paga, Antonio.