The Glamour Boys were nowhere closer to their form of the past two weeks but managed to convert four of their penalties against one for Motor Action to take the US$40 000 winner’s cheque against Motor Action’s US$20 000 for the losers.
The two teams were deadlocked at two-all at the end of the 90 minutes after goals from Murape Murape and Tumire Mamvura for Dynamos were cancelled by Enasio Pereso and Masimba Mambare for Motor Action.
Both teams were using the match as part of their preparations for this weekend Caf Champions League matches against MC Alger and Aec for both Dynamos and Motor Action respectively. But if the show of Sunday is anything to go by then Zimbabwean soccer fans should expect a rude awakening in the Champions League match.
Fans spent the whole afternoon shaking their heads in disbelief after being treated to a mediocre show. Dynamos that were missing the services of Denver Mukamba, Devon Chafa and Tawanda Muparati for reasons best known to the coaches were just a pale shadow of the team that has been causing a stir of late.
Their midfield of Murape Murape, Desmond Maringwa and Mitlon Makopa could not string one or two passes together and that the team managed to beat Motor Action remains a cause for debate on the football front.
As for Motor Action it was hard to believe that this was the team that beat all and sundry to win the Premier Soccer League title in 2010 as they displayed what many soccer fans described as first division football.
Matches are won by scoring and Dynamos despite their poor showing showed their sting in front of goal and took home the fat cheque they desperately needed.
Home Dynamos took the money and the shield but the more than 12 000 people who attended the match will be feeling robbed of their hard earned money though they also got Net One matches to entice them to attend the next edition of the Net One Charity Shield that will come next year.