Warriors head coach Zdravko “Loga” Logarusic said he didn’t know who to bring on between Prince Dube and Terrence Dzvukamanja when the Warriors were losing 1-2 to in a Group H AFCON qualifier Algeria on Monday.
The Croatian revealed that his instincts told him to go for the Prince, who went on to score the equaliser with his first touch. Said Loga:
I kept arguing to myself. I was thinking of bringing in Prince (Dube) or Terrence (Dzvukamanja) and I just made a decision to bring Dube.
Dube replaced the impressive Tendayi Darikwa with nine minutes left on the clock as Loga threw caution to the wind.
Speaking to reporters after the match, Dube, who is considered one of the most humble figures in this Warriors squad, said:
Of course, I am very happy to have scored such an important goal in this magnificent fixture but I owe it to the technical team and my teammates.
Without them, there is nothing to talk about. I am happy for taking this rich vein of form from my club (Azam) to the Warriors.
I am thankful to the coaches, for giving me some time to play and, my teammates, for the support.
I am excited, really excited for scoring such an important goal in those circumstances.
I will be happy if the team manages to qualify for the AFCON finals. At the moment, it’s work in progress.
Dube’s goal meant the Warriors remain second on the table (5 points), with Algeria qualifying for the finals on 10 points.
Botswana, who beat Zambia 1-0 in Gaborone last night, are in third place with four points while Chipolopolo are on three points.