Dynamos Football Club coach, Tonderai Ndiraya Sunday was forced to duck missiles from angry fans as the Harare-based giants lost to Ngezi Platinum at the National Sports Stadium, The Herald reported.
The loss diminished Dembare’s chances of fighting for this year’s Castle Lager Premiership football title as it slipped to number 3 on the log standings.
The 1-0 loss came a day after their rivals in the race Chicken Inn and runaway leaders FC Platinum had collected maximum points.
Former Zimbabwe Under-23 forward Delic Murimba delivered the blow barely three minutes into the game with a well-struck effort from a distance, which gave goalkeeper Frank Kuchineyi no chance.
Dynamos could not find a way back in a game they missed a string of scoring opportunities.
A section of fans could not stomach the lossand sang songs baying for his blood while the other half sang for the team till the last minute of the game.
At the end of the match, Ndiraya had to duck a missile aimed at him by an irate supporter as the anxiety among the fans is slowly turning to open anger. Ndiraya said after the match:
They are justified.
They wanted the team to push all the way and to push FC Platinum to the limit. A good result today was going to give us a mathematical chance of still being in the game.
But that couldn’t happen so they are justified. Even if it were me I was going to be angry also. They want their team to win so when they don’t win they get disappointed. So they are as disappointed as we are.
Dynamos are now 11 points away from the log leaders FC Platinum who beat Bulawayo City on Saturday to inch closer to a fourth consecutive league title.
Chicken Inn moved into second place following a 1-0 win over Whawha on Saturday. Dynamos remained on 50 points, one behind Chicken Inn while FC Platinum are now on 61. There are six games remaining in the season.
Dynamos, who had not lost in their previous seven assignments, were punished early on yesterday after their Ghanaian striker Emmanuel Paga missed what looked like a simple tap-in scoring opportunity from a low cross by midfielder King Nadolo barely three minutes into the game.