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Player exodus looms at Dynamos


A player exodus looms at Dynamos with striker Rodreck Mutuma attracting Mamelodi Sundowns’ interest while star midfielder Denver Mukamba is close to a move to Black Leopards.

Mutuma has been added to the Absa Premier League giants’ wish list, which also includes fellow frontman Takesure Chinyama and Hwange defender Aaron Katebe.

The 20-year-old Hwange defender, who has one cap in the senior national team, told SuperSport: “I am going for trials at Sundowns when they start their pre-season training in July.”

Katebe played for Hwange in the Caf Confederation Cup and was also part of the team that lost 2-0 to FC Platinum in the Bob 88 Super Cup. Chinyama is tipped to sign for champions Orlando Pirates, a deal which has so far been stalled by a pending medical test, but Sundowns will fight to sign the Warriors attacker.

Leopards coach Sunday Chidzambwa was set to raid Dynamos for Mukamba, following up on a raid for goalkeeper Washington Arubi.

The Dynamos camp, although it has not been formally approached, was aware of Black Leopards interest and will not stand in the player’s way if a good offer was tabled. They have, however, been sounded about Sundowns’ interest in Mutuma and Chinyama, with Sundowns coach Trott Moloto travelling to Harare to watch the lanky forward playing for the Warriors against Guinea.

While the striker was off colour, failing to put away three chances, Sundowns were still interested in dealing with Dynamos over the hitman. Dynamos secretary Raymond Kazembe yesterday confirmed a meeting took place between their executive and the Sundowns delegation before the match.

Further meetings are set to take place between the two parties as Sundowns seek to bolster their strikeforce with Katlego Mphela’s future with the club uncertain.

“We had a meeting with them before the Warriors game and they told us that they were interested in Mutuma and Chinyama,” said Kazembe.

“We told them they were free to have a look at the players and then we could complete a deal. We were supposed to have met again after the game on Sunday, but we did not manage. We willcommunicate further.

“As Dynamos, there is not much we can do if the players are willing to leave. We cannot pay them as much as they are likely to be offered. So if Sundowns are serious, we will lose the players.”

If DeMbare were to lose the three, their ambitions both in the local league and the Confederation Cup could suffer considerable damage.

Defender Patson Jaure is also attracting interest from South Africa, with Pirates considering a move for the talented utility player. DeMbare already have a plan for a July spending spree on younger players, but they will have to raise the budget if they are to challenge for the title.

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