HARARE – Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa was an elated man after his charges edged out Black Mambas 2-0 to retain the Castle Premiership for the third year in a row at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.
Pasuwa became the first coach to win three league titles in a row. Since taking over the Glamour Boys in mid 2011, they have gone on to win the league since then.
THE GREATEST: Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa, centre, is mobbed by the club’s fans after he led the Glamour Boys to the 2013 Castle Premiership title on Sunday. Picture: Watson Ofumeli
Simba Sithole scored a first half brace that ensured the Glamour Boys retained the title they won in the previous two years.
Ecstatic fans carried the gaffer shoulder high after the match while he struggled to come to terms with the scale of the team’s achievement.
“I would like to dedicate this trophy to God because it’s not by my will,” Pasuwa said after the match.
“I cannot express my happiness and gratitude to the players, fans and the executive as this has been a collective job,” he said.
“With the pressure that I endured it was very difficult for me. We have achieved what most people could not dare dream. It is an important day for all the Dynamos family.
“Winning the championship for three straight years is not an easy thing. I am still learning and it’s not that I am better than all others. I was not expecting it. I was actually shocked. We just told ourselves to fight until the end and it paid.
“It was a difficult season as the competition was very tough. It’s really a great day for me and no words can describe how I feel. We look forward to Champions League but we need to sit down with the executive first,” added Pasuwa.
Dynamos captain Murape Murape also paid tribute to the team’s spirited fight until the end.
“We never lost hope, we kept on fighting. We knew we needed to win our game. And it showed luck was always on our side. It’s unexplainable.
“The feeling is just good,” Murape said.
It did not matter that the heavens opened up during and after the match as Dynamos fans erupted into song dance with sporadic parties also being reported across the country last night.