DYNAMOS BOUNCE BACK WITH VICTORY
DYNAMOS coach, Tonderai Ndiraya, has said his Glamour Boys endured “two weeks of abuse” after their loss to Triangle in the opening match of their Castle Lager Premiership campaign.
He demanded a reaction, which his boys provided, with a 1-0 victory over Cranborne Bullets, at the National Sports Stadium, yesterday.
Shadreck Nyahwa’s early goal proved enough for Dynamos to secure maximum points.
“It’s been very difficult for them in the past few weeks, you know at Dynamos when you lose games, I always say that you’d want to win the next so that you forget about the loss,” Ndiraya said.
“So, our players had to endure two weeks of ridicule, torture, abuse because of what happened in Triangle.
“But, I’m happy today they came good, and showed some great character.
“What is important is to put the ball into the nets and collect maximum points, so that’s what we did today.
“What I’m happy about is the fighting spirit, we were playing a very good team, with very good players, so it was always going to be difficult for our players, especially in midfield.
“I want to give credit to coach Saruchera (Nesbert) for what he is doing, for the team he has built and how they are playing, they are playing very good football.
“I also want to give credit to my players for really fighting hard, and getting results against a team that is playing good football.”
Ndiraya praised man-of-the match Jean Mutudza.
“Jean is a good player, very talented, I think one of the best in the league,” he said.
“If he takes away his shyness and really believes in himself, I think he is one we can look forward to giving us perfor-mances like this, week in week out.
“So, today, he had a good game.
“I also want to commend Sylvester Appiah, Frank Makarati was injured, and he is also coming from an injury, we had rushed him to come in.”
Ndiraya continues to give youngsters the chance to shine.
“I’m also impressed by the teenagers, we had Steven Chatikobo, I feel pity for him. He missed that sitter but the fact that he had the confidence to go into the box, and try and score the goal, is what is important to us.
“The boy is just 17-years-old, just finished writing his ‘O’ Levels and to play the way he did today is amazing.”
Cranborne Bullets coach, Nesbert Saruchera, said they believed they could win the match but, generally, didn’t create enough chances.
“We really wanted to win the game but we didn’t create enough chances.
“We could have scored but Dynamos were good at the back, we couldn’t break them but it was a good game, we are learning.
“We are hoping to do well in our next encounter,” he said.
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