The Citizens claimed the first piece of silveware of the season as they defeated SuperSport United 4-1 on penalties to lift the MTN8 title.
Dove was the recipient for the man of the match award after helping his side to lift their first MTN 8 title.
“It wasn’t an easy game. We were willing to die out there to come out with this trophy,” Dove told SuperSport TV.
“It’s part of the game. When you are in that position you must make sure that you mark your territory because when the strikers come its not easy.
“It’s not easy being a defender but you must make sure that you keep your head on the ground. Every time I win a battle I get confident its how it is,” he said.
After missing a few chances particularly in the first half, the Citizens never let their guard down because of that but kept the faith.
“I think its part of the game, we’ll miss and make mistakes. But when we went out for the second half, we discussed it. We told ourselves to keep pushing and keep believing its possible," he added.
“Last year, we lost the final but this year we’re winning it because we have been working hard. We’ve been working hard at training and the coaches have been telling us what to do. I’m happy that we applied it correctly,."