By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Warriors International defender Teenage Hadebe (25) has expressed excitement following his new club Dynamo Houston FC’s first win in 16 games since his arrival.
Houston finally cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over rivals Austin at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas over the weekend.
The win saw the MLS club ending a 16 game winless streak with Hadebe being directly involved only in 10 games since his arrival, lost 6 and drew 4.
Speaking in an interview, the tall left-footed defender said he is happy to have finally tested his first MLS win.
The former Kaizer Chiefs player also said the victory came as a result of hard work and team work within the club.
“First and foremost, I would like to thank God for this win.
“It brings peace and joy that at last we have managed to get a win more importantly since I joined this great club.
“I believe that we collected maximum points because of team work, together with the effort that we always put in training,” said Hadebe.
The 25-year-old former Bantu Rovers Chicken Inn and Highlanders FC defender also indicated that he was delighted to have provided his first assist in the Texas derby.
Hadebe’s long range clearance from his own half resulted in Houston forward Fafa Picault making no mistake but to send the ball past Austin’s goalkeeper to double his team’s lead.
Then the Warriors central defender was also directly involved in Houston’s third goal after he imitated the same long-range clearance and Picault scored again to grab his brace.
Affectionally known as Manero, Hadebe, joined Houston in June 2021, from a Trukish Super Lig club Yeni Malatyaspor.
He signed as a designated player on a full transfer which will run till 2023 with a club option to extend his contract for the 2024 season.
The Makokoba born defender added that he was hopeful the team would maintain the recently experienced winning form when they play away to LA Galaxy in their next fixture on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Hadebe’s compatriot Nyasha Munetsi who plys his trade in France for Stade de Reims also reacted to his club’s first league win.
The in-form Munetsi took to Facebook to express his gratitude and happiness.
“A great team performance to get our first win of the season and all the Glory belongs to you God,” said Munetsi.