By Don Makanyanga
Harare, October 17, 2016 – DYNAMOS head coach, Lloyd Mutasa is still to come to terms with how his charges squandered a 3-0 lead all in a space of six minutes to draw with city rivals Caps United who were starring a famous defeat in the hands of the fallen giants.
With Caps United supporters filing out of the National Sports Stadium after accepting what seemed like a clear defeat, it took an incredible three goal salvo by the championship chasing side to salvage their aspirations.
The match earned them a valuable point which ensured they remained top of the premiership log standings.
After the match, Mutasa walked back to the dugout struggling to control tears after a famous football drama that would take ages to forget.
“I thought that the game was over and as a coach, one would expect the players to do their job and it is a responsibility of all players to defend and play as a team and it’s difficult to accept that the team would let off such a lead in 12 minutes,” said Mutasa.
Despite his disappointment, the former Dynamos linkman paid tribute to his rivals for showing grit and perseverance which was rewarded at the end of 90 minutes.
“They never gave up; they believed in themselves and sometimes that is a result of perseverance though I do not want to want to talk much about my team,” said Mutasa.
At 80 minutes, Chitembwe together with his two assistants, were stuck on their sits on the bench portraying a lot that had lost hope.
But with news filtering through that the other title chasing outfit, Highlanders were winning their encounter against Bulawayo City in Bulawayo, it was time the 2005 league champions dug deeper into their bag of tricks.
Twelve minutes later, a totally different facial expression was playing on Chitembwe’s face after his hungry boys had done “the impossible”.
“It’s unbelievable and I really appreciate the character shown by the boys and I hope the boys will keep on with such character and push on until the last game,” Chitembwe told journalists after the match.
“After today’s (Sunday) match, I am confident that nothing can stop us from winning the league one thing for sure is that the destiny of the league is now in our hands,” said the former Warriors linkman.