Tonderayi Ndiraya believes the win against champions FC Platinum at the weekend is a major confidence booster for Dynamos’ revival after a shaky start to the season.
The Glamour Boys were odds favourites to lose the match after going for seven years without winning at Mandava stadium, but a disciplined performance saw them collect maximum points with a slender 1-0 win.
“We actually planned for this game,” the coach said. “We made sure that we go in there in search of an early goal, but when we failed to get it, we retreated and waited for a counter attack.
“This discipline showed that we can do well if we continue to work hard. The reconstruction continues for us, but it’s very pleasing looking at how the players are transforming since I took over.”
Ndiraya had lamented before that he wanted to test his players’ character against the big teams.
“Look, FC Platinum has got quality miles ahead of Dynamos. This is the test that we wanted.
“But us being Dynamos we had to rise to the occasion because when you are Dynamos, you have to live up to the billing and stand up against whoever comes your way.
“Now we have to see whether we need to beef up more or give some of the boys a chance during the mid-season transfer window,” added Ndiraya.