Dynamos Out Of Caf Champions League

The draw, coupled by De Mbare 6-0 humiliation in Tunis, means the Zimbabweans are out 7-1 on aggregate their biggest defeat since Zimbabwe’s admission to international football in 1980.

The team was lucky to come out with a home draw as they had to come from behind after the visitors had taken the lead through Khaled Ayari before Denver Mukamba equalised deep into the second half.

The Zimbabwean champions have been relegated to the second tie Caf Confederation Cup in which they will play against teams that won the FA Cup in their respective countries.

Dynamos’ elimination in the second round of the Caf Champions League, which comes hard on the heels of FC Platinum’s ouster from the Caf Champions League in the first round and Hwange and Motor Action’s early exit from the Caf Confederation Cup, has raised question marks whether Zimbabwe deserve to have two slots in each of the competition.

Zimbabwe were accorded two slots due to Dynamos’ impressive showing in which they reached the final of the Caf Champions League in 1998, the semi finals in 2008 and the mini league stage on several occasions but the popular club are no longer as good as they were in the past.

Premier Soccer League Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Ndebele, said there was need to review why Zimbabwean teams were not performing well and map a strategy.

The match at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday did not attract the usual big Dynamos crowd as many felt Dynamos had nothing to play for after the 6-0 massacred in Tunis, which was not helped by the high gate charges of $3 per head.