Mutasa ‘Not Under Pressure’ After City Loss
Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa’s future at the beleaguered side will be a subject of intense debate in the Dynamos administrative corridors after the Glamour Boys lost 1-2 to Harare City in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Rufaro Sunday.
The defeat was a huge dent on DeMbare’s quest to recover lost ground in the league race and more so for the coach who was given three games to win over the faith of his superiors in response to a poor start.
Mutasa’s efforts to save his job appeared on course when he led Dynamos to identical 2-1 victories over Bulawayo City at home and Chapungu away after the side had gone seven games without a win but Sunday they paid the price when they gifted City with a seventh-minute goal and then allowing the defender Bright Chayambuka to score again with a quarter of an hour played.
Mutasa, however, kept a straight face after the defeat.
“Football is a pressure game but I wouldn’t want to believe I am under pressure. I am a football coach. When you get into this job you know what is expected of you,” said Mutasa.
“Such is football. You know, every time that you get into the field of play, as a coach you would want to come out victorious but it wasn’t to be. The whole idea is to go back, look yourself in the mirror and you try again.
“I think we gave them two early goals and that enhanced their confidence. We tried to come back into the game. We scored one and here and there we had some few chances but it wasn’t our day.
“I wouldn’t want to believe it was complacency on our part. These things happen in football. Probably we started very slow and they capitalised on that.”
The match was literally decided in the opening half with a Bright Chayambuka brisk double in the opening 15 minutes of the game.
Midfielder Kudzanai Dhemere reduced the arrears after 21 minutes and the Glamour Boys could count themselves unfortunate when Kuda Kumwala was denied by the woodwork towards the end of the match.