Rest Mutore, Sports Reporter
DYNAMOS coach Tonderai Ndiraya said he would have wanted to collect maximum points from his former paymasters, Ngezi Platinum, but his boys lacked the killer instinct.
DeMbare settled for a 0-0 draw with the Mhondoro-Ngezi miners in a Premiership encounter at Rufaro yesterday.
Ndiraya said he is content with the tactical progress Dynamos are making, considering what the situation was when he arrived.
The Harare giants also lacked lady luck as Godfrey Mukambi’s shot in the opening minutes crashed off the woodwork before an Emmanuel Jalai rebound was saved by Nelson Chadya on goal for Ngezi.
Ngezi did not pose much threat to the home side, failing to produce significant shots on target the entire match.
“Very interesting game with a lot of history behind it, we really wanted to win today (yesterday) . . . the boys showed commitment and dominated the game but we lacked final pass and the killer instinct. Precision let us down,” said Ndiraya.
Though he was satisfied with the result, Ndiraya acknowledged that his team need to work on their fluidity as they failed to complete at least four complete passes, pumping the ball upfront for the better part of the game.
“There wasn’t really the fluidity that we want, we know where we are coming from as a team. Tactically the boys are becoming good but I am not happy with ball retention.
“I have admitted in the past that we don’t have much quality as we want but the boys showed some commendable spirit,” he said.
Ndiraya, who assembled the core of Ngezi Platinum, said he was aware of what they were going to face and prepared well to match their opponents.
“I knew what we were going to face, I assembled the bulk of the players (at Ngezi). Of course I am frustrated but happy with a draw.
“We were coming from a shattering 2-0 defeat so today (yesterday) we were a bit cautious also considering the speed of Ngezi players.”
DeMbare travel to FC Platinum in their next fixture, which Ndiraya admitted to be a tough encounter.
“We have started a difficult journey, next is FC Platinum, the champions,” he said.
Ngezi Platinum coach Erol Akbay mentioned poor pitch conditions as one of their reasons for failing to get the desired results.
This is despite failing to beat minnows Yadah at their backyard – Baobab with their preferred conditions.
Akbay also blamed their inconsistency to lack of strikers.
“Two points dropped, we have a problem with the pitch. This is not how we play football.
“We have no strikers, that is our weakness, we have no one to hit the nets,” he said.