Highlanders head coach, Mandla Mpofu, has defended his use of Prince Dube as an orthodox striker following the forward’s stunning performance in a different role for the national team.
Dube scored all the goals for the Warriors in a 3-1 win over Mauritius at Barboufields Stadium on Sunday.
Warriors caretaker coach, Rahman Gumbo revealed after the match that he had instructed Dube to play as a roving forward. Said Gumbo:
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I gave the young man a free role because l knew he would be unstoppable in that position. As you saw during that game he was causing all sorts of problems for Mauritius.
Before the game, l just told him, go and enjoy yourself on the pitch and he did exactly that.
Meanwhile, Mpofu claimed that he is playing Dube in his best position at Bosso and that is is just a matter of time before he starts to score goals by a bucketload. Said Mpofu:
For me, his best position is the main striker. l know people have come up with theories where they say we should play him as a central midfielder, winger and many other roles, but I feel his best position is as the top man.
I’m confident that he will start scoring for us because he has just been unlucky.
Hopefully, the goals yesterday (Sunday) will open the floodgates for him.