Shabanie Mine coach, Takesure Chiragwi, has hailed his side’s performance in their 1-1 draw against Dynamos away at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Sunday.
The Zvishavane based side gave a spirited performance which earned them an equalizer at the stroke of half time to hold the former premier league champions, grabbing a point and moving to 10th place on the league table with 10 points from nine games.
Addressing a press conference after the match, Chiragwi said his troops of young boys deserved all the credit for the result.
“I’m very happy, especially with the distance that we have covered (sic) . . . from Zvishavane to Harare and playing against a big team like Dynamos and getting a result with this fantastic performance from the young boys. I think I’m very happy and I give credit to the young boys for [a] job well done,” he said.
Chiragwi said Shabanie will treat every match as it comes despite registering several important results since their promotion into the premier league this year.
“. . . we can take every game as it is, but as of now this is the performance we were doing before (sic). Even though we are not getting good results, we are playing very well. As a result, we are getting there, we are doing well, the combination is getting there, so I’m very happy with the response,” he added.
Dynamos scored the opener through Christian Ntouba Epoupa in the 16th minute after sluggish Shabanie defending. Shabanie equalized in the 44th minute through midfielder, Collin Dhuwa, who was voted man of the match.
“I’m very happy for the young man [Dhuwa] and I think the most important thing is for him to keep on working very hard, he’s been doing that all the games we were playing he’s been working very hard. What he needs to do is remain humble and focused. He’ll go places I know,” he said.
Chiragwi, however, said Shabanie were moving on from the result and focusing on their next assignment on Thursday when they play fellow premier league debutants Bantu Rovers.
“It’s now water under the bridge; we are focusing on the next match on Thursday. We played today, we got one point, that’s it, we forget about this Dynamos game . . . Like I always say that we are on a marathon, this is a league [race] and we are still fighting relegation and if we play a game and it’s over that’s it. You concentrate on the next game.,” he said.