Dynamos captain, Murape Murape inspired his side to a 1-nil victory over Highlanders to clinch their seventh Independence Trophy in a final played at a packed National Sports Stadium this Wednesday afternoon.
After beating the same opponents to lift the Bob@ 89 Super Cup earlier this year, DeMbare once again underlined their dominance against their wasteful arch-rivals.
However, Bosso were their own worst enemies as the strikers took turns to fluff numerous golden chances.
The fading giants could have wrapped up affairs early had the strikers converted the chances that came their way.
Beaven Chikaka’s disallowed goal in the 35th minute worsened their worries.
While Highlanders were wasteful, DeMbare on the other hand needed just one superb touch from Murape to see off the day.
Bosso were also dealt a blow when substitute Njabulo Ncube was sent off for head-butting Gift Bello six minutes after coming in for Knox Ntizwa.
Highlanders coach, Kelvin Kaindu felt the disallowed goal deflated his side but refused to give Dynamos any bragging rights in cup games.
For his Dynamos counterpart, Callisto Pasuwa, the victory will give his side an edge going into the big tie against the same opponents this Sunday.
Guest of honour, Vice President Joice Mujuru crowned the champions and presented Dynamos with their seventh independence trophy.
For winning the trophy DeMbare got US$10 000 while Highlanders received US$8 000 as the runners up.