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Empowerment for Pasuwa

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DYNAMOS coach Kalisto Pasuwa has been given full autonomy on transfer dealings as the Premiership football club moves to solve its past mistakes which led to some of their worst results in continental competitions.

Report by Kevin Mapasure

A three-man committee made up of Pasuwa, club secretary Raymond Kazembe and committee member Simon Sachiti has been set up to deal with the acquisition of new players.

Unlike last year when players were imposed on the championship-winning coach, this time Pasuwa will be responsible for any arrivals or departures.

Efforts to get a comment from both Pasuwa and Kazembe were fruitless yesterday, but an insider told NewsdaySport that the coach had been given free rein.

“It was agreed at executive level that the coach should be given free rein because at the end of the day he is responsible for the results,” said the source.

“Pasuwa has a long wish list, but he is looking to bring in at least six players. It is good that he has been given such authority and this can only help in the formation of a strong squad. Resources were wasted in some deals last time and that is one reason why the changes were made. No player will join Dynamos as long as he is not identified by Pasuwa and his technical team.”

He has since identified the potential players he wants to bring in to bolster his squad and aims to sign two strikers, two goalkeepers and an attacking midfielder and at least one defender as he seeks to exercise his new-found power.

Last season Pasuwa was sidelined in the acquisition of Zambian flops Derrick Kabwe and Arthur Kaseloki, who have since opted out of their contracts after failing to make an impact.

A move for Zambian defender Aaron Katebe has been stalled because the player is currently in Zambia while moves for the other targets are set to take place this week.

Last week Dynamos were busy with Mbada charity activities and had their own in-house fights over bonuses.

Now that the dust has settled, the committee is set to raid the market.

The other players that are under the DeMbare radar include Monomotapa goalkeeper Artwell Mukandi as well as the duo of Russell Madamombe and striker Tawanda Nyamandwe from the same team.

Also somewhere up the wish list is a Ugandan midfielder, Boban Ziruntusa, with whom negotiations have already opened.

DeMbare expect to lose some of their players to foreign leagues.

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