‘We atoned for How Mine loss’ – Mutasa

Dynamos coach, Lloyd Mutasa, says that his team has atoned for the disappointing midweek loss to How Mine by beating in form Yadah FC away at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Sunday.

Dynamos handed recently promoted Yadah their first premier league defeat of the season beating them 1-0 courtesy of a 34th minute Ocean Mushure free kick.

“I think we atoned for the loss that we suffered against How Mine. I think the youngsters were equal to the task, they gave it a fight against an equally good Yadah side,” Mutasa told journalists.

Mutasa said Dynamos would not take it to heart that they had handed Yadah, who have made their title ambitions clear, their first defeat of the season.

“I’m sure you know that . . . days are never the same. I’m sure Jairos [Tapera] was sure that one day he would be defeated and this [particular] day happened to be today,” he said.

However, Dynamos were losing control of the match towards the end with Yadah launching a spirited come-back as the home team mounted pressure for an equalizer.

“Obviously when you play against a team that is chasing [the game], more often than not, they would want to come at you. Probably we wanted to take them on the break (counter), but we failed,” said Mutasa.

Mutasa made several tactical substitutions which appeared to tilt the match in favour of their opponents, particularly replacing forward Denver Mukamba with Leeroy Murape.

“No, it (substitution) was tactical, I’m sure Denver is coming from an injury and probably asking him to last the distance would be asking for more [than he can take],” he said.

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