Mateyaunga happy to be blue

HARARE - New Dynamos goalkeeper Tonderai Mateyaunga says he gotten over the disappointment of losing the Castle Premiership title on the last day with ZPC Kariba last season.

The DC Academy graduate, who spent last season with ZPC, was among the five new acquisitions paraded by the record Zimbabwe champions last Friday.

The 22- year-old, who also has Premiership experience with Black Mambas, was ZPC number one in the final third of the 2014 season following injury to Tendai Hove.

Mateyaunga was between the sticks when the Kariba-based side lost 3-2 to CAPS United on the last day of the season to hand Dynamos their fourth league title on the trot.

Going into the last round of matches even the Dynamos establishment had given up on winning the championship but that ZPC defeat to CAPS United opened the doors for the Glamour Boys.

Mateyaunga and the entire ZPC players were inconsolable at the final whistle when they lost to Makepekepe.

The former Young Warriors goalkeeper appears to have overcome that disappointment and is now looking forward for a successful career with the Glamour Boys after signing a two-year deal.

“I feel very good and honoured to have signed for Dynamos because they are a very big club in the country,” Mateyaunga told the Daily News on Sunday. “It’s everyone’s dream and wish to play for Dynamos.

“This is football and I have come to accept what happened last season when I was still with ZPC and we lost the title on the last day.

“Obviously we desperately needed to win the championship but it was not for us and we finished second.”

Mateyaunga has now set his sights on establishing himself as the DeMbare number one when the 2015 season commences in March.

Last season, George Chigova started as the first choice goalkeeper at the club before securing his move to South African side SuperSport United in June.

Artwell Mukandi initially stepped into Chigova’s shoes since his was the second choice at the start of the season.

Mukandi, however, made some high profile errors at crucial stages of the season and he lost his spot to Tatenda Mukuruva.

“My target this season is to be better than last season. There is going to be a lot of competition for the number one jersey because all the goalkeepers at Dynamos are very good,” he said.

“All of us here have played for the national team before so it will be very tough to choose the number one between the three of us.

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