BLUE IS THE SONG . . . Dynamos players, led by goal scorer Ronald Chitiyo, celebrate their goal against Chapungu at Ascot Stadium yesterday. — (Picture by Paul Mundandi)

BLUE IS THE SONG . . . Dynamos players, led by goal scorer Ronald Chitiyo, celebrate their goal against Chapungu at Ascot Stadium yesterday. — (Picture by Paul Mundandi)

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\nDynamos . . . . . .(1) 1

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CHAMPIONS Dynamos are already looking menacing having picked up their second victory in as many matches at the expense of a battling Chapungu at Ascot yesterday.

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Ronald Chitiyo got the all important goal at a venue DeMbare have struggled to win at in recent years.

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The victory saw Dynamos maintain their perfect start to the season with the Glamour Boys having opened their 2015 campaign with a 3-0 win over Buffaloes at the National Sports Stadium last Saturday.

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David “Yogi” Mandigora’s men have scored four and conceded none in their opening two matches and those who know the manner they go about business will tell you that Dynamos’ success is always anchored on a solid defence.

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Yesterday, the champions were missing skipper Augustine Mbara, who returned from his trials from Bidvest Wits in South Africa late but there was little to show that the captain was missing.

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Elisha Muroiwa was slotted at the heart of defence to partner the rejuvenated Sydney “Sydo” Linyama while Ocean Mushure and Godknows Murwira completed the cast of men tasked with providing cover to Artwell Mukandi.

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With Oscar Machapa and Qadr Amini operating on the wings, Dynamos had six defenders on the park and the hosts, despite the industry of veteran Phillip Marufu, struggled to penetrate the champions.

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After a cagey opening few minutes DeMbare opened the scoring on 15 minutes when Chitiyo sweetly headed Ocean Mushure’s corner kick beyond the reach of Talbert Shumba in goals for the home side.

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Simba Nhivi had his 43rd minute effort correctly ruled out for off side.

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Chapungu tried to make a game of it in the second half but Dynamos held on for maximum points much to the delight of Mandigora and the blue army. “The guys worked hard for this win, it wasn’t easy,” he said.

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“Chapungu played very well and we were very lucky to snatch the three points. I think I’m the chosen one against Chapungu with the background that we last won in Ascot back in 2008 when I was Dynamos coach.

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“We defended very well and the guys are working hard and we hope to keep on like that. Simba Nhivi is regaining his form and it’s good for him as a player as he is improving by each passing day.

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“The Premiership is not going to be easy and we are taking every game seriously and the matches that we have played so far has been difficult. There is too much competition.”

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Chapungu coach, John Nyikadzino, blamed a lapse in concentration for the defeat. “We lost concentration in the 15th minute when Dynamos got a corner kick and we were punished.

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“Generally, the game was evenly balanced but the complexion of the game changed when Maxwell Mavuto was injured. In terms of scoring we have not scored for 180 minutes and we need to work on that because we need to start scoring goals,” he said.

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Teams:

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Chapungu: Talbert Shumba, Liberty Khimu, Hillary Mugoniwa, Moenda Muchingami, Blessing Zabula, Rodwell Mhlanga (N Ncube 46 minute), Gift Phiri, Tafadzwa Mombeshora, Maxwell Mavuto (N Murisa 33 min), Tineyi Chitora, Philip Marufu (T Magwedere 59 minute).

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Dynamos: Artwell Mukandi, Godknows Murwira, Elisha Muroiwa, Sydney Linyama, Ocean Mushure, Steven Alimenda, Walter Mukanga, Oscar Machapa (D Chungwa 75 minute), Quadr Amini, Ronald Chitiyo, Simba Nhivi (F Mupasiri 90 minute)