Lloyd Chitembwe was relieved after Harare City picked their first victory in five games on Saturday against Mushowani Stars.
The Sunshine Boys won the match 3-2 to ease relegation fears as they moved out of the drop zone, at least for now.
“Sometimes it is not about playing pretty football, it is about making sure the job is done,” said Chitembwe after the game.
“I am happy with the three points, that is what we desperately needed.
“This will give us confidence going into the next game.”
Mushowani opened the scoring through Blessing Phiri in the fourth minute but William Manondo restored parity just after the half hour mark.
Ishmael Wadi gave City the lead for the first time in the game three minutes after the break, but his effort was cancelled by Charles Rukwanhi in the 75th minute.
Manondo came back again ten minutes from time and secured the winner for Harare City.