Dynamos shifts focus to Triangle
Curtworth Masango in Zvishavane
DYNAMOS captain Frank Makarati saysthey have quickly shifted focus to their next league game encounter against Triangle after their triumph over FC Platinum in the Chibuku Super Cup.
DeMbare edged Platinum 5-3 on penalties after playing to a 1-1 draw in regulation time which saw the game decided by the lottery.
In the two previous editions of the cup, Dynamos have been knocked out of the prestigious tournament by the same opponent.
Dynamos were without their key star performers, Donald Mudadi and Tanaka Shandirwa who were out on duty with the national team in Botswana, and their sensational forward Elton Chikona who is going through trials in Spain.
FC Platinum were also missing Walter Musona and Brian Banda who were also on national duty.
Dynamos was led on the technical bench by assistant coach Lloyd ‘Mablanyo’ Chigove as head coach Genesis ‘Kaka’ Mangombe was with the Warriors.
Both teams made sure the game lived up to its billing as they both put a stellar performance in a bid to outclass each other.
Makarati said he is happy with the team progressing to the semi-finals but they are shifting focus to their next match.
“We have shifted focus to our next game which is against Triangle.
“As a club, we are taking every game as it comes and we are giving the same approach which is to win games.
“We don’t need to be apologetic against any opponent whether league or cup as we have psyched up ourselves to match and dominate any opponent.
“We are happy that we have progressed to the next round. Today’s match was a tough one with both teams having their moments but as a team, we managed to show character as we found ourselves trailing at one point we had to adjust and we did find a goal which sent us to the penalties. We did well and took our chances.
“Taking the penalty first is a way of instilling confidence in the team and trying to set a pathway for others and you can tell it worked.
“As a team, we are not focusing on saying maybe we want to achieve this and that in the next five games.
The approach is simple for us, we focus on the game at hand, give it our best possible preparation, and apply ourselves to the best possible way on the field to win it. So the focus is to take every game as it comes and win it.