Dynamos fans staged a demonstration, at the National Sports Stadium barricading the team inside the dressing room demanding the sacking of head coach Tonderai Ndiraya after their faint hopes of catching up with log leaders FC Platinum were extinguished by the 1-0 defeat to Ngezi Platinum Stars on Sunday.
Dynamos who had a chance to reduce the points gap against FC Platinum to eight points after the platinum miners win over Bulawayo City on Saturday fell to an early first half strike from Delic Murimba who found the target three minutes into the match leaving them 11 points off the mark with six matches before the end of the season.
DeMbare are still searching their first league title since 2014 also found themselves dropping into third position, a point behind Chicken Inn who beat WhaWha on Saturday.
The fans felt Ndiraya has failed the team, surrendering the lead in the first half of the season and allow FC Platinum to take control of the title race in the crucial decisive second half of the campaign.
Speaking soon after the match, Ndiraya said he understood the supporters’ frustration.
“Look those are fans they want to win each and every game but football doesn’t work that way. Sometimes you win some matches, sometimes you lose some,” Ndiraya said.
“We lost today, after sometime without losing in the league. I understand their agony, I understand their disappointment. They wanted us to continue piling pressure on FC Platinum but we couldn’t do that. They are justified to be so disappointed in the manner they are. It’s normal in any football institution.”
Unconfirmed rumours are linking former coach Lloyd Mutasa who won the Eastern Region Soccer League title with Green Fuel with a return to the club.
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