Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya has told his ZPC Kariba counterpart Godfrey Tamirepi to respect his club after the later criticised how Dembare beat them 1-0 at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.

Tamirepi had likened Dembare’s performance to that of a rugby match saying they won the game because they employed rough tactics.

The visitors endured a frustrating afternoon despite dominating possession while the home team played more defensively, and were a little bit more physical in the second period to preserve the advantage which had been secured on the stroke of half-time by Munyaradzi Mawadza.

Speaking to the press after the match, Ndiraya said: “People need to respect the club, this is Dynamos no matter who is playing.

“We can’t allow people to come here and run over us… I can’t comment much on what the other coach has said, but this is a case of sour grapes. We employed our tactics very well, this is football, not netball and it’s men’s game, there is always contact.”

The result ended Dynamos’ five-match winless run across all competitions. They also climbed to 11th position with seven points.