Dzvukamanja silences his doubters; nets crucial goal for Orlando Pirates
A stoppage time goal to inspire his side Orlando Pirates during Saturday’s 3-1 win over Golden Arrows at the Orlando Stadium is all what out of favour Zimbabwean international Terrence Dzvukamanja has ‘always been waiting for to silence his critics’.
Dzvukamanja has been the subject of criticism by the club’s faithfuls who believe the lanky forward is a liability.
They want him shipped out of the club as they also believe he is holding on to the space of the club’s foreign quota.
He was booed by unhappy Pirates fans who were against the coach’s decision to introduce him as a late second half substitute to replace Deon Hotto when the scoreline was still reading 1-1.
However, the tables quickly turned and the former Ngezi Platinum Stars player was once again a darling to the Soweto giants fans after putting his team ahead in the referee’s additional time (90+2 minutes)
Few minutes after, attacking midfielder Vincent Pule sealed the victory for the Buccaneers who had lost their last three matches, leaving their fans in an ecstatic moment at Orlando Stadium.
Dzvukamanja reacted to his side’s win and the goal which was his fifth in 59 games after seeing little game time.
“As a team, we take it like if someone is playing, we support each other. And when things are not going well, the coach tries to do things (make plans), I came on to support the team and make the fans happy. That’s why I scored,” said the 28-year-old forward.
“I am very happy to have scored in a crucial moment like this because we needed the win.
“So before I came on, I told myself ‘Terry you have to push, and you have to find a goal so that the team wins’.”
Despite Saturday’s performance, Dzvukamanja’s future at Pirates still remains uncertain following recent reports that he was linked with a move away from the Soweto based club.
SuperSport United were reportedly keen to rope him in with their coach head Gavin Hunt said to be interested in reuniting with the forward he once coached at now defunct Bidvest Wits.