Dinyero's magic continues at City

HARARE - Harare City interim coach Masimba Dinyero was on Saturday delighted to maintain his unbeaten run at the helm of the Sunshine Boys but was quick to note that his side was nowhere out of the woods yet.

Before yesterday’s result Harare City were deep into the relegation zone, third from bottom.

However, the win that came courtesy of second half substitute Benson Maglasi’s 83rd minute strike navigated the Sunshine Boys into 12th position with 22 points.

“It was a tricky encounter, I told my young guys ‘just play your passing game because these guys are good aerially and in set pieces’ so I’m happy with the way we managed to contain them,” Dinyero said after the match.

Dinyero had been given a three match ultimatum to prove himself by the City executive when they gave him the job after firing Bigboy Mawiwi.

And with two wins and one draw, Dinyero is pleased.

“At the moment I am happy but there is still a lot of work to be done. There are still some positions I feel need to be adjusted,” he said.

In what he felt has helped change the fortunes of Harare City who spent the better part of 16 games rooted in the relegation zone.

“Team work and oneness in the team. That is what is needed in football,” he said.

Chapungu coach John Nyikadzino felt there was little to separate the sides.

“I think the game was evenly balanced then there was loss of concentration from the goalkeeper. That was a scrappy goal. He thought the ball was going out and then the ball went into the net,” Nyikandzino said.

“We really wanted a point. We knew we were playing away from home and one point was going to add value to what we want to achieve at the end of the day.”

Chapungu are in ninth place with 23 points from 19 games but Nyikadzino wants more.

“Definitely this is not where we would want to be. Every coach wants to be at the top of the log but we just have to improve on our standings,” he said.

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