Nervous penalty shoot-out provides anti-climax to thrilling Uhuru Final
Dynamos are the new Uhuru cup winners after beating southern rivals Highlanders 3-2 in a penalty shoot out at a packed National Sports Stadium in Harare.
A new-look Dynamos took the initiative and were on the front foot for most of the match.
Much like most top flight matches chances went begging and it was not until the impresive Quality Kangadze’s back heel in the 59th minute allowed Masimba Mambare to slot the ball past Ariel Sibanda.
Highanders then took the game by the horns and twice former Dembare striker Rodrick Mutuma failed to convert from close range denied by the acrobatics of the prodigious Tonderai Mateyaunga.
And when it looked like the match was done Prince Dube ghosted down the wing and tried to cross the ball in. Elaisha Muroiwa handled and Ralph Matema converted the penalty to set up the shoot out with what was the last kick of the game.
The penalties were limp as the young players allowed nerves to get to them. Peace Makaha stepped up to convert the final penalty after advantage had been gained and his penalty went in off the palms of a diving Ariel Sibanda.
It now means Dynamos are now the record holders of the title with 8 wins ahead of Highlanders with 7.