Western Dynamites Coach Blames Fatigue For Team’s Defeat

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Western Dynamites Coach Tizhani Zibochwa has said fatigue affected his team’s performance at the DTCB Northern Block playoffs that were held in Francistown on the 1st-2nd June 2024. Dynamites lost out, owing to a 2 – 0 defeat against Tawana Top Girls.

Western Dynamites played three games at the playoffs, where they defeated Panda United 10-0 in their first game and went on to wallop Tutume Soccer Angel 2-0 in the second game, and unfortunately lost 2-0 against Tawana Top Girls in the final match.

Tawana Top Girls won the playoffs with seven points, followed by Western Dynamites with six points and Tutume Soccer Girls secured the third spot with four points while Panda United finished in the last position without a point.

According to Zibochwa his team left Maun very late and also arrived in Francistown late. He said that early in the morning of Saturday last week, they played their first game and later in the afternoon played the second encounter. Zibochwa is of the view that playing two games during that day, coupled with the long distance travel from Maun meant the players were fatigued which led to their loss in their third game against Tawana Top Girls from Boteti region which they played the following day.

He said that Tawana Top Girls was not as difficult a team compared to Tutume Soccer Angel, adding should the players have been in a sound state of mind and physical being, they could have easily won  all their three encounters and get promoted to the upper division.

He noted that following the two games they played on Saturday his players were complaining of muscle pains hence they were not able to fully partake during the final game.

Zibochwa noted that his players are very young, and not able to play three games or more over a short period of time. He revealed that in the previous season they had proposed for the playoffs games to be played over a three day period –  from Friday to Sunday so that the teams can play one game a day.

‘‘Generally the tournament was good, the performance of my team was brilliant most so that the spectators were really appreciating their performance, we have gained the experience from the tournament, in the next session I believe we will proceed to the DTCB Top 4 tournament again,’’ he said.

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