Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
Dynamos captain Partson Jaure says focus now shifts to their match against Harare City in the Chibuku Super Cup at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday.
Jaure is going to the match after a ‘mishap’ that saw him being withdrawn at the break in their 1-1 draw against rivals CAPS United last Sunday.
The DeMbare skipper slipped and fell in the tunnel as they returned to the pitch, an injury deemed too serious for him to continue and he was replaced by Sylvester Apiah.
However, Jaure told H-Metro yesterday he believes the incident was blown out of proportion and he has since moved on.
“We are still preparing for the game and by the time we play, everyone would be ready. That’s the focus now.
“As of CAPS (United) incident, I played the first half, then after half time talk, I went to the toilet but I later realised that others were ahead of me so I decided to run and catch up with them.
“That’s when I fell because of the boots I was wearing and I was okay but the doctors and the coaches just thought it was something else so they told me that I had to put my health first.
“I was surprised when I saw being substituted because deep down I knew I was okay and I really wanted to play.
“I’m even surprised with reports that I was hungry but it’s really not the issue,” he said.
Jaure described their match against City as a must-win.
“We have moved on from our last draw and we were all disappointed and the best way now is to move forward and win our game on Saturday.
“This game is also a derby. Our coaches work together with the national team and we want to do well for our coach and make him proud.
“We want to collect maximum points.
“My target for the game is to play well and help the team to collect maximum points.
“It’s going to be a very crucial game for us because we need the points and our target is to be champions come end of the tournament
“So we just have to bounce back to winning ways after the weekend’s draw,” he said.