Dhlakama aims to finish strong Rodwell Dhlakama

Curtworth Masango

Greenfuel are happy to have survived relegation despite losing away to Dynamos in the penultimate round of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League. 

Results from other matches meant that their 0-1 loss at the National Sports Stadium was inconsequential as the 40 points GreenFuel have are more than enough to guarantee at least a full season of Premiership football in Chisumbanje next season. 

Having survived with a game to spare, GreenFuel finish their campaign at home to a Triangle side deep in the relegation waters. 

GreenFuel are not feeling generous.

Coach Rodwell Dhlakama says they will not be charitable this coming weekend. 

“We want to finish strongly,” said Dhlakama. 

“We can’t go back home and disappoint our fans. We will go there and play to win. At any stage of the game, we wouldn’t like to donate points. We are not “Father Christmas” as much as we are drawing closer to Christmas. 

“They will have to suffer if they are to win and they have to work hard. They still need maximum points but that is not part of our story. Ours is to make sure that we get something back at home and give our fans something to be happy about.” 

Dhlakama said him joining GreenFuel was emotional as he shares a special bond with the Chisumbanje community where he grew up. 

“Joining GreenFuel was emotional because that is where I grew up and got my education from. 

“That is where my parents come from. You know some teams are attached to players you can’t just come and coach CAPS United or Highlanders even if you are good; you have to be associated with the team somewhere somehow. 

“This is a new team and my association with the team is based on where I come from. I will do everything to make sure youngsters from that side are uplifted rightfully by giving them employment as we bring back to what the community has invested in terms of GreenFuel as a company and the proximity of the team to the community.”

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