DTCB Tournament: Lessons Learnt For Dynamites


Having finished third at the DTCB Top 4 tournament held in Gaborone over the weekend, Western Dynamites Coach Tizhani Zibochwa has said they have learnt lessons from the competition which will help them improve the game.

The tournament pitted four teams against each other – Dynamites from Nhabe region, Double Action, Gaborone United (Gaborone) and Granada (Selibe Phikwe). Double Action defended their championship and Gaborone United came second while Granada FC came last.

Western Dynamites were defeated 6-1 by Double Action in their first game, after the defeat Dynamites faced Granada at the 3rd place and 4th place playoffs where they won 3-0. Double Action got P250 000 prize money, Gaborone United P150 00, Dynamites P100 000 and Granada FC P50 000.

Zibochwa told Times Sport that he is happy with the performance of the team at the competition noting that getting a bronze medal from such a competitive tournament was a great achievement for them.

The coach stated that as they were playing against some of the most experienced teams, and they have learnt a lot from the competition which they intend to apply to improve.

“We have learnt a lot from the tournament and one of those is the game approach tactics, among them allowing your opponents to win the balls in order to see how they will respond, “he said.

He added that the tournament also gave them exposure and some of his players have since been selected for the National under 20 team.

Meanwhile, Zibochwa explained that his players had fear during their first game against Double Action and these could be possibly because the team is made up of national team players who they feared. He stated that Double Action had a very high morale and that affected the concentration of his players and their game approach.

He said during second half his players were able to maintain their morale adding that their ball possession was also very high but it was unfortunate that when they started to pick up Double Action had already scored many goals.

Zibochwa noted that before their loser’s final game against Granada he decided to comfort and counsel his players so that they can improve on their confidence hence they managed to win 3-0 though the game was difficult.

During the tournament there were also some individual awards that were meant to appreciate those who performed well. Lesego Radiakanyo from Double Action P10 000 and Jessica Maponga from Gaborone United were awarded P10 000 as Top Goal Scores.

Goal Keeper of the tournament, Tlamelo Pheresi from Gaborone United and Coach of the Coach of the tournament, William Monene from Double Action have also received P10 000. Lesego Radiakanyo was awarded P15 000 for being the player of the Tournament.


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