|Pasuwa unhappy with concentration lapses|
|Monday, 07 May 2012 00:00|
DYNAMOS players yesterday were handed a tough team-talk by their coach Callisto Pasuwa after their match against Hwange at Rufaro with the gaffer declaring that if they displayed the same attitude in next weekend’s Champions League match against Esperance of Tunisia then the team would be embarrassed.
Pasuwa wasn’t amused with the manner his charges let Hwange pull back two goals from a 4-0 lead with a beautiful free-kick from defender Eric Chipeta and Daniel Kamunenga’s strike just before the final whistle.
As the fans enjoyed the victory and the return of the “Zorai Butter” routine by the DeMbare players on their home turf, the man-in-charge Pasuwa was posing some serious questions for his charges in the dressing room.
Dynamos will, this week, prepare for a Champions League return tie against Esperance and, probably, life in the Confederation Cup if they fail to progress beyond the Tunisian giants.
“If we managed to score four goals today why can’t we score six goals next weekend?
“We were supposed to treat them (Hwange) like Esperance but after scoring such goals (four) we relaxed and were punished in the last minute.
“With the attitude I saw today we will be embarrassed by Esperance.
“Martin (Vengesai) why are you laughing, this is serious,” said Pasuwa as the players were giggling in the dressing room.
The Dynamos gaffer also questioned why his charges were slipping on the pitch and advised some of the players to invest in new boots if their current ones no longer had grip.
Away from the team talk, DeMbare’s attacking trio of Takesure Chinyama, Roderick Mutuma and Denver Mukamba were all on target in a single match after they scored again two weeks ago in the 4-1 drubbing of Black Mambas.
Chinyama — who was the provider for Mutuma and Mukamba in the last home match — neatly set up Mukamba, who had earlier provided an assist for Mutuma for the Glamour Boys’ opening goal.
Mukamba, who has now scored in the last three consecutive matches following a barren early season spell, said their combination is now paying dividends and the guidance of the former Legia Warsaw forward will obviously see him scoring more goals.
“After scoring my first goal this season against Mambas, I got my confidence back and I should continue getting more goals for the team.
“It was a bad spell but it happens in football. I think our combination with Takesure and Rodreck is now working. There’s an understanding and Takesure has been creating goals for us and I foresee a bright season for myself as he guides us with his experience,” said Mukamba.
As Chinyama notched up his 10th goal in all competitions this season in style with a bullet shot after turning a defender, the murmurs which began months ago that he should be recalled into the Warriors squad this month grew louder at Rufaro yesterday.
There’s a section of Dynamos fans and neutrals who strongly feel that the striker should be included in the Warriors squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Mozambique and Guinea, and the reverse African Cup of Nations tie against Burundi.
Yesterday, Chinyama said it is everyone’s desire to play for the national team.
“My heart wants to play for the national team and everyone likes to play for his national team,” said Chinyama.
On his ferocious shot, he said while it is not easy to score, it is his job and he derives great pleasure from doing it.