Chunga meets Dynamos over Pasuwa


Calisto Pasuwa could still stay at Dynamos after a meeting between the team’s leadership and the Soccer Coaches’ Union of Zimbabwe yesterday.

The new coaches’ union, represented by Moses Chunga — a former Dynamos player and coach and current Gunners gaffer — met the Harare giants chairman Kenny Mubaiwa to resolve the impasse.

Pasuwa wants $12 000 as salary, Dynamos are offering $3 000 while a figure of $6 000 has also been mooted around.

Yesterday, Dynamos advertised for the post of head coach with the deadline being set for tomorrow, interviews for the weekend and the unveiling, perhaps by Monday.

But Chunga said after meeting: “We have agreed in principle that perhaps he should stay, that they should talk and what is left is for the two parties to reach an understanding. Mubaiwa will now take the issue to his executive members.”

Chunga added the move should not be misconstrued as if he wants the post himself. Pasuwa won the league and cup double after taking over from Lloyd Mutasa in August and has been in negotiations with Dynamos since the season ended on November 27.

His contract expires on December 31 and Dynamos had made it clear that they wanted him to stay. But disagreements over certain clauses in the proposed contract led to a breakdown in talks before the Christmas holiday.

Sunday Chidzambwa, another former Dynamos coach, has reportedly turned down an offer to return to the club that gave him fame, while Keegan Mumba could be another alternative should the latest manoeuvres by Chunga and his union fail.