Malajila refuses credit for scoring winning goal

Veteran striker Cuthbert Malajila has refused to take credit for scoring the winning goal that secured Dynamos a place in the final of the $1m Mbada Cup following a 1-0 victory over bitter rivals FC Platinum at the weekend.

Cuthbert Malajila
Cuthbert Malajila

Malajila was the stand-in captain on Sunday, when he led from the front to score a crucial goal after just three minutes to dump FC Platinum out of the richest knock-out tournament in the country.

It was the only goal that counted for Dynamos to advance to the final of the tournament to be played on November 27.

But Malajila, who wore the skipper’s arm band in the absence of George Magariro remained modest. He refused to take credit for the goal that catapulted Dynamos to the final where the winners are set to pocket a staggering $75 000. “I want to give credit to the whole team’s effort,” said Malajila in an interview with The Zimbabwean this week. “We played as a team and deserved to win even though it was a tough contest. As a striker it had been some time since I last scored but it feels good when you score.

“I am not the captain. I am just standing in for George. The guys in the team and the coaches showed confidence in me and asked me to lead the troops.

“This game is now water under the bridge and we now have to focus on the final on November 27,” said Malajila.

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