NYASHA Chintuli’s priceless goal kept Dynamos in the hunt for the league championship with victory in the Harare Derby yesterday while CAPS United extended their winless run to nine games.
Chintuli ended his goal drought with a header in the 22nd minute as the Glamour Boys bounced back from the shock defeat at the hands of Bulawayo Chiefs last weekend.
The game marked the return of the domestic Premiership to Harare and was played at the National Sports Stadium.
Dynamos coach, Genesis Mangombe, said:
“It’s always good winning against CAPS United and winning derbies shows that we are doing something correct and we are on the right track.
“We are happy, CAPS United are a good side as you can see and also we managed to protect a goal lead and I am happy with that.
“We wanted it more. especially in the first half.
“If we were clinical, maybe, we could have managed to score even three goals.”
“I am happy that when we scored in the first half we managed to keep on trying to create some more chances and it limited their entry into our box in the first half. But the opponents wanted it more than us in the second half but we were spot on in making sure that we don’t concede.”
CAPS United gaffer, Lloyd Chitembwe, whose side now have some relegation issues to deal with, said:
“I think it was a game of two halves. I’m sure they dominated us in the first half and we also went to dominate them in the second half.
“Our dominance on the ball and in the midfield in the second half was very good.
“I thought in the first half we were giving them so many spaces and they were able to play in between our lines and I’m sure the second half, when we had to make those tactical changes where we had Blessing (Sarupinda) playing deep in midfield, it gave us the solidity.”
“And, at the same time, the introduction of Rodwell (Chinyengetere) gave us the direction that we really needed in midfield so we were able now to control the ball more and more.
“I thought we created some very good opportunities, but unfortunately, we couldn’t (score).
“A game of this nature sometimes is decided by how many mistakes you make and at the same time who controls his nerves better and I thought in the first half we did not control our nerves as much as we would have liked, hence their dominance.”