Chaos rocks DeMbare

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JUST when everyone expected Dynamos to be stepping up preparations for the impending Confederations of African Football (Caf) Champions League competitions next month, the Harare giants have plunged into their characteristic problems.

REPORT BY HENRY MHARA SPORTS REPORTER

The league champions start their Champions League campaign with a preliminary match against Lesotho Correctional Services on February 12 before what appears to be tough first and second round ties.

If they manage to go past the Lesotho test, Kalisto Pasuwa’s men will face the winner between Club Berzetin of Tunisia and Ettihad of Libya.

The task will become even more daunting for Dynamos if they manage to clear the hurdle posed by the two North African teams, as current Caf Champions League Cup holders Al Ahly of Egypt will be next in line in the second round.

But all seems to be in a shambles at the Harare giants.

Their much publicised training camp in Kariba is proving to be nothing more than a media hoax.

The team was expected to start camp in the resort town on Monday this week, but nothing on the ground suggests it is still possible.

Sources yesterday told NewsDay Sport that the club had failed to raise funds for the proposed camp.

Dynamos’ usual training ground Raylton Sports Club yesterday resembled a neglected village football patch with the grass now reaching knee level.

The technical team tried unsuccessfully to shift base to Zimphos Sports Club, with the club’s top hierarchy insisting that they should continue using Raylton, which is bumpy and waterlogged.

Dynamos’ problems heightened this week when they failed to sign some of the players they had targeted and registered for the Champions League.

Aaron Katebe, who was their top target, has joined FC Platinum.

Martin Vengesai, who turned for the champions last season, has joined Harare City after failing to agree a contract with Dynamos. The loss of Vengesai and Katebe means that two slots on Dynamos’ 25-member Caf Champions league squad have been wasted and the team will need to fork out $2 000 to fill them up.

Two other players, Boban Ziruntusa and Francesco Zikumbawire are yet to join the rest of the squad.

Ziruntusa, a Ugandan international, is still holed up in his country as Dynamos are reportedly failing to pay $500 for his airfare to Harare, while Zikumbawire, on loan from Hwange, is at the Colliery. He is also waiting for Dynamos to pay his loan transfer fee of $15 000 before he can board the bus to Harare.

Pasuwa’s situation has been made even more difficult after the all-powerful Dynamos board of directors turned down the coach’s request to include Evans Gwekwerere in the Champions League squad as a replacement for Vengesai.

Gwekwerere has been training with Dynamos since last week, but was stopped on Tuesday this week in what has been seen as an act of revenge by the board for dumping Dynamos in 2011 for Caps United.

As if this was not enough, one of their top strikers from last season, Rodreck Mutuma, has left for trials in South Africa with Bloemfontein Celtic and if he makes the grade, Pasuwa will be left with only Simba Sithole and greenhorn Farai Mupasiri as strikers.

A number of Dynamos players registered for the Champions League are carrying injuries.

Of the 20 players that reported for training at Raylton yesterday, Milton Makopa, Sithole, Ocean Mushure and new boy Sydney Linyama did not train due to injuries.

Pasuwa said: “I had wanted all the 25 players registered to be here for better planning, but only 16 are training at the moment. It’s a bit disappointing.”

27 COMMENTS

  1. Zvinoita chete zvakaoma kudaro, the Lord is on our side this time around this team will surprise many.

  2. Callisto take Makopa to your church I think he needs devine intervention in his injuries.Milton I am not trying to be funny but the devil can also play games and mweya yemadzinza yakazara wena, enda unonamata zvipere zvima injuries zvako izvi, you are a good player but injuries and sickness keep taking you away from the game, end kumasowe na Ras Pasuwa.

  3. We’ve been reading about these same “crises” for the past two weeks,so why putting a misleading headline as if there’s a fresh problem at Dembare?All the problems you mention have been reported since last week so Mr Mhara,kana pasina anything negative to report about Dembare,just write something else.Asi zvakaoma kudaro,team dzinorohwa chete gore rino!

    • In your dreams… dream on your team is going no where in Africa…in fact its going to tarnish the good work that was done by Mucherahohwas’ group. The admin is just very bad.

      • @Titus, yes in our dreams, @ least we can afford to dream about something good for our team. tell us about yours, can you even dream about anything better other than finishing at # 2,3,….16?

  4. What can we all expect from “Webmos” –Webster Dynamos…its being run like a typical ZANU PF party…with its Patron Shamu…Cry beloved club.. This club is an institute for some people to raise their personal funds. I can’t see them progressing in the African Safari.

    • yoz is not run like a tuckshop we all know that, its gud for you, but tell me what did you achieve in the past 5 years with your brilliant admin? compare that with our tuckshop run club. footbal is like life, the art of living doesnt matter, only results counts at the end of the day. show us yours.

  5. ANY PLAYER THAT USES JUJU IS PRONE TO INJURIES. So its worthless going to church becoz light and darkness dont mix.

  6. hwange takairovera ma coach ayo so forget to get any player from them.bring Gwekwerere back because he is our son .we end up have no strikers

  7. @Majaya,@True blue,@Mavi,Blind loyalty /optimism ostrich mentality!@ Wamaromo,clutching at straws Makopa needs specialist medical attention and adquate time to recover,possibly a good diet/nutrition to boot.

  8. At leas there are no Ndebeles to use as scapegoat for the maladministration/management shortcomings at Dynamos.There is no Gumede,Moyo,Dube- Wonder what or who will take the flake given that all the malaise in our football last year was ascribed to “tribalists at Zifa”

  9. Players registered without concluding negotiations with their respective clubs,Training camp is in doubt,Your coach failed to attend the “CAF” training course,you can’t secure proper training facilities,executive insist on the use of “Raylton” at the risk of injury to players! At leas there are no Ndebeles to use as scapegoat for the maladministration/management shortcomings at Dynamos.There is no Gumede,Moyo,Dube- Wonder what or who will take the flake given that all the malaise in our football last year was ascribed to “tribalists at Zifa”

    • Ko league yacho yamboti yatanga here? idzo dzimwe team (zim teams) dzirikuiteyi chinonyanya kushamisira? we will beat you zvakadaro!

  10. Football circus at a park near you! Players registered without concluding negotiations with their respective clubs,Training camp is in doubt,Your coach failed to attend the “CAF” training course,you can’t secure proper training facilities,executive insist on the use of “Raylton” at the risk of injury to players!is it the Ndebeles again? maladministration/management shortcomings at Dynamos.There is no Gumede,Moyo,Dube- Wonder what or who will take the flake given that all the malaise in our football last year was ascribed to “tribalists at Zifa”

  11. Zifa, lyk ur brother mbonisi always poticising on racial grounds , fuckin racists if u don’t have points keep quiete,don’t we have ndebele suppoters in dynamos,STUPID,

  12. Problems are always there if one is alive so there is nothing new here. What matters most is how you come out of the storm or deep waters. Dynamos is too big for the so called chaos mentioned above.

  13. Its only after CHAOS that Dembare performs best. Check your records and tell the nation not to worry,Mr. reporter Or alternatively turn advisor to the lesotho team Tell them to expect punches between the legs

  14. Tapuwa Kapini, Noel Kaseke, Gift Lunga Jr, Bekithemba Ndlovu, Dazzy Kapenya, Thulani Ncube, Siza Khoza, Johannes Ngodzo, Zenzo Moyo, Thabani Masawi and Sautso Phiri.

    • Please newsday reporter, give dynamos a break, team iyi makes a lot of sales
      for you guys, don’t abuse the hand that feeds you, infect report positively for the goose which lays your eggs

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