Heroic Dube eyes Warriors recall

HARARE - CAPS United goalkeeper Tafadzwa Rusike has set his sights on a Zimbabwe national team recall after his gallant performance in the Green Machine’s 2-1 Castle Premiership win over FC Platinum on Sunday.

Dube was one of the reasons FC Platinum enjoyed a fairy tale Premiership debut in 2011, but was shown the exit door at the platinum miners at the beginning of the season over indiscipline issues.

The former Lancashire Steel, Dynamos, Masvingo United and Gunners stopper was voted Platinum's Player of the Year and Most Consistent Player of the Year that season.  

 He was honoured as the second-best player in league during the same year behind Washington Arubi, who was crowned Soccer Star of the Year.

Dube have been one of the consistent players in the Premiership this season, making several point blank saves in most of their matches he has featured this season.

He again made the difference on Sunday when he denied Nelson Maziwisa from the spot in the 83rd minute despite failing to stop Allen Gahadzikwa spot-kick moments later.

 “I have been working hard at training waiting for this game,” Dube said after the match.

 “I wouldn’t have liked it, losing to my former team. I was looking forward to this game and it was a special match for me.

 “I am working hard towards reclaiming Warriors’ number one jersey. I am not finished yet. I have got a point to prove to those who were writing me off.”

 Dube who was showered with cash by jubilant United fans after the match, poured cold water on his heated spat with left-back Ronald Pfumbidzai after the latter caused the second penalty.   

 “There was no big deal with Ronald. I just told him to be careful with his marking in the box. We have been conceding from set pieces lately and we should not keep on repeating the same thing because it costs us.

 “Maybe he took it differently but frankly speaking, if they had scored that penalty who knows, they might have gone on to beat us.

 “He pushed him (Maziwisa). I was close to the action and I saw what happened. He did the same thing against Dynamos and we went on to lose that game (1-0).” -
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