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16.8.14 Home vs Ajax CT
It was great to start the season at home, at a near capacity crowd.
It was also great to see that the break hadn’t affected Mashego, as he opened the scoring on the third minute. That was soon followed by a red card for Ajax right defender Lakay, and from then on, we controlled the match and worked the overlap.
Khripunkov was the main recipient of Ajax’s generosity, scoring a hat trick on debut, although I shouldn’t be surprised, the lad looks the goods. Gabonamong slotted a goal back for Ajax to go to the break 3-1 behind, but it was never going to be enough. I gave youth players Mhlongo and Khuzwayo a run in the second spell, and Mhlongo scored to register his debut goal at sixteen years old. I wonder how long before he is a first team regular? A fantastic 5-1 win to us.
20.8.14 Away to FS Stars
Mashego is still very much our lynchpin, with Mngadi this time providing the technical play to assist. At half time we were 0-2 up and looking comfortable, and by the end of the game, Mashego had a hat trick.
New midfield signing Ngwenya took his chance on goal after a well worked move from youth right defender Khuzweyo, and I also gave youth striker Qalanto a forty five min workout in our 0-4 win.
23.8.14 Home to Black Leopards
Our very first sellout crowd came to watch the rivalry between Dynamos and the Black Leopards.
We didn’t treat the crowd in the first half, as we went to the sheds nil all, and plenty of opportunities missed for both sides. It wasn’t until Mashego latched onto a ball from Mngadi to score in the fifty ninth minute that we could relax slightly.
Gcaba took his revenge late in the piece after being bought down during a corner move to sweetly caress the ball into the back of the net from the spot, which effectively killed off any thoughts of a comeback by the Black Leopards for us to record a 2-0 win. Qalanto and Mhlongo were injected into the game late in the piece for fresh legs and so that they could soak up the atmosphere, but they had little time to make any sort of real impression.
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