FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza and his Dynamos counterpart, Tonderai Ndiraya both expressed satisfaction with their respective teams’ performances in their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League encounter at Mandava Stadium on Saturday.
The match ended goalless, with both sides missing good goalscoring chances.
Mapeza believes the result was fair considering that the team is adjusting to the departure of several senior players. He said:
The result was fair as far as I am concerned. We could have done better, but we did not get as many chances today because we are still trying to have our solidity back, with new players, most of them young, coming to join the team.
We lost the first match since coming from the break and this should be a good starting point as we go forward.
Ndiraya said he was pleasantly surprised by his charges’ offensive approach as he had planned on containing the platinum miners. He said:
I am happy with this performance. Now, this is a different Dynamos you have seen.
The team is at its best probably for the first time in many years.
You cannot predict anything from us. When you play away, naturally there is an idea of playing defensive football.
Honestly, I was very cautious, I wanted the team to defend but they turned a gear up and were offensive throughout the match.
We were so good that our goalkeeper made one save; that shows a lot about our character.
We have been at the receiving end of them in recent times but we are slowly changing the script.
Last time we won and this time we take a point going home, which makes me happy as the coach.