Dynamos coach, Lloyd Mutasa says the absence of some key players in their defeat to Kiglon in their opening match of the 2011 premiership season is not an excuse and believes the loss served as a wakeup call which should galvanise the Harare giants into immediate corrective action ahead of crucial forthcoming matches.
With some people lamenting the absence ofÂ key players such as Denver Mukamba, Archiford Gutu, Guthrie Zhokinyi and Washington Arubi who were on national assignment in Mali, Mutasa says his team has enough depth and the unavailability of the 4 players is not an excuse for going down to his former paymasters.
â€œDynamos is a big institution. We have able replacements but it is just unfortunate that we did not come to the party today,â€ Mutasa said.
Although he was disappointed with the loss, Mutasa said the defeat was a awake up call as it will enable the team to gauge its strengths and weaknesses ahead of forthcoming matches.
â€œLosing is part and parcel of football. It gives us an idea of how the team is and it will definitely push us up,â€ he added.
Dynamos will be hoping to rectify the shortcomings that were evident in the defeat to Kiglon as they gear up for the return leg of the CAF Champions League second round showdown with Maloudia Club Dâ€™Alger in Algeria this weekend.