Rest Mutore, Sports Reporter
MANICA Diamonds coach Luke Masomere took a veiled dig at Dynamos after their goalless draw at Rufaro yesterday saying his team ‘was held’ by the Harare giants.
Masomere said he was disappointed by the result and said it was two points dropped.
“I think it’s two points dropped, we really planned very well for this game and I thought we were going to win it. But unfortunately we were held by Dynamos at Rufaro,” said Masomere.
Though he went evasive to elaborate on his comments, the outspoken tactician was clear that his side had an upper hand.
The Premiership debutants remained a point ahead of the country’s most successful club after a draw that saw both teams getting opportunities to snatch a win.
“I think from the onset we played very well and our game plan worked, it’s just unfortunate that we could not get a goal.
“I am really disappointed that we could not get a goal, I really wanted to win the match and I am very disappointed. We will have to sit down and prepare for the next encounter against Ngezi Platinum,” added Masomere.
Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya was also left disappointed by his side’s display saying their performance at home is ‘worrisome’.
“To be quite honest, I was not impressed by the performance of the team. It was a poor performance, a performance which doesn’t reflect the stature of our team. I think we were just bad today, complete opposite of what we did last week when we played the champions (FC Platinum)
“I thought the commitment wasn’t really there, the fight wasn’t really there, there is nothing much to talk about in this game, poor performance, very disappointing. Of course we got a point but not good enough at home. Just hoping that we reorganize ourselves and go to the next game with a different mentality but overall quite frankly it was a poor game by our standards and I am disappointed as a coach. You don’t want your team to perform in such a manner particularly before our fans and they didn’t get value for their money,” said Ndiraya.
Ndiraya believes complacency affected his boys especially coming from a win against FC Platinum.
“The way we started is not how we usually start, normally we are full of energy but today from the kickoff you could see the body language.
“That’s what happens when you beat the champions, I have been talking of my boys lacking experience. We didn’t turn up, I thought we were complacent, we have young players who are very inconsistent. But at the same time the experience that we have in the team is not turning up. Looks like the youngsters are the ones driving the team but of course I am happy with the central defense,” said Ndiraya.