No hard feelings – Lloyd Mutasa

HARARE - Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa says he has no hard feelings after missing out on the Coach of the Year Award won by championship-winning  FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza at a ceremony held Friday night in the capital.

The Glamour Boys coach had appeared as a dark horse to land the award following his incredible work which saw them challenge for the title right to the last day of the season.

Mutasa helped DeMbare launch a serious title challenge which they narrowly missed out right on the last day of the season.

Despite missing out on the award to Mapeza, Mutasa felt the FC Platinum coach was the most deserving after leading the platinum miners to their maiden title.

“No hard feelings at all. Of course as a coach you would want to win something for example the league title, you would want to win the championship more than an individual accolade,” Mutasa said.

“I think Mapeza was more deserving, he won the championship, yeah it’s really justified. They worked for everything that they got. For me and the club, I think it’s important to look forward and probably continue with our project and see how we fare next season.

“It’s important to stay focused and come back probably stronger next season. I think we proved that we can fight with the best. We will take a little rest before we can start our preparations for next season.”

Mutasa also lauded skipper Ocean Mushure, who was voted the second runner-up behind FC Platinum’s pair of Rodwell Chinyengetere and Kelvin Moyo.

“I am happy for him. He was one of our senior players in the team and he indeed led by example. It was also good to see that ...Ntouba made it to the calendar in his first season with us,” Mutasa said.