17 July 2017
NTOUBA Epoupa has contributed heavily to the Dynamos campaign this season, scoring goals that have ensured 10 points out of 30 collected in 15 games so far.
Without such contribution, Dynamos will be among the bottom nine teams, marking the importance of the strong Cameronian’s striker in the DeMbare class of 2017.
His performance comes against the background that he has been called for trials in South Africa and DeMbare was still to give him the green light for him to do so.
It is was not surprising that he was selected the June player of the month, a period DeMbare showed their superiority, recovering from a poor start to join the pace setters.
Not many had given DeMbare a chance at a time the former champions have been heavily relying on the striker, going to the extent of trying to give a trial to some other players that Ntouba recommended.
Epoupa collected his first point for Dynamos in the 1-1 draw with Shabanie in a game Collin Duwa scored for the Zvishavane-based team.
The Cameroonian striker again rescued Dynamos in a 1-0 win over Harare City to bring the number of points he earned with his goals to four.
Epoupa scored the winner in a 3-2 victory over Ngezi Platinum to make it seven points.
The big striker also scored one of four goals in a 4-3 thriller against Bulawayo City, making his input to the club so far significant.
He was also on target in the abandoned Highlanders game, with his controversial eqauliser leading to disturbances at Barbourfields. His other goal in the league this season was against Chapungu, a match abandoned whilst they were leading 4-0.
While star player Denver Mukamba seemed to have been the driving force in midfield, his goals has ensured six points to DeMbare’s points so far.
His goal against Ngezi Platinum in a 3-2 win ensured maximum points while his goal against Bulawayo City in a 4-3 in was also crucial in collecting three points.
He also scored for fun against ZPC Kariba (3-1), Chapungu (4-0 abandoned) and Bantu Rovers (2-0) but that has only added to his club’s goals tally.
Another attacking player Emmanuel Mandiranga has also been on top of his game. Apart from his great assists, Mandiranga has contributed four points with his goals.
His strike against Triangle in a 2-2 draw ensured a draw while his solitary strike against Hwange ensured three points.
His other goals have simply added to the team’s total goals while his brace in an abandoned match against Chapungu was his best scoring record so far.
Striker Quality Kangadze, whose season has so far been affected by injuries, weighed in with four points.
Goals scored and conceded in the first half and second half of matches show that Dynamos’ performance never really changes for the entire 90 minutes.
In the matches considered, they have scored 12 goals in first half of matches and scored the same after the breather. They have conceded six goals in the first half while seven of the other goals have been conceded in the second half.