The draw puts Dynamos chances of qualifying for the mini league stage in jeopardy as the Angolans will have the advantage of playing at home in the return leg in Luanda in two weeks time.
In fact, the Angolans were unfortunate not to have won at Rufaro Stadium as they performed better than Dynamos, particularly in the second half.
Dynamos only had one effort at goal by Takesure Chinyama, who was a pale shadow of the bustling striker that set stadiums alight at the start of the 2012 Zimbabwean soccer season. Chinyama, who played his last game in Dynamos’ colours, before his departure for South African glamorous side, Orlando Pirates, was later substituted.
Chinyama was not the only disappointment as the whole team struggled. The usually dependable, Denver Mukamba, who wanted to appease the fans with his dribbling skills, failed to make an impression.
As some of the fans trickled out of the stadium, others chose to stay behind asking for the head of coach, Calisto Pasuwa, whom they blamed for the team’s poor show.
Club chairman, Keni Mubaiwa, said they would be a review of the team’s performance.
Only two weeks ago, De Mbare were beaten 1-0 by lowly and newly promoted Harare City.
Premier Soccer League Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Ndebele, said he was concerned with Zimbabwean teams’ performances in Pan African football.