TONDERAI Ndiraya is a happy man, but he remains grounded.
Dynamos are on fire, but remain cautious of the road ahead.
Qualification for the quarter finals of the Chibuku Cup is done and dusted after the 1-0 win over Yadah on Wednesday and DeMbare have painted the capital city blue.
Head coach Ndiraya has made a bold decision to rest some of his key players and rotate the squad in the remaining games before the quarter finals kick off.
“We got the win and in the last seven games, we conceded a single goal, which is a good thing and as the technical team we are pleased that the hard work the players are putting at training is paying off.
“We have qualified for the quarter-finals, which has always been the primary objective but there is a lot of areas that we must work on going forward,” said Ndiraya.
One of those grey areas that worry Ndiraya was exhibited in the Wednesday match when DeMbare were dominated by Yadah for the better part of the match.
Tougher opponents will make life difficult for the Glamour Boys and the coach is well aware of that.
“The competition will get tougher so we can’t afford to be complacent. Now that we have qualified for the quarter finals, it’s time to give the other players a chance to prove themselves while at the same time fine-tuning areas where we are falling short,” he said.
Dynamos have accumulated an impressive 17 points from the last seven matches of the Chibuku Cup and conceded just a single goal against the nine they have put past their opponents.
The top two teams out of the four groups will make it to the next stage of the tournament.
In Bulawayo, 2015 local champions Chicken Inn have also qualified for the quarter finals.