THE Dynamos Football Club executive will find it difficult to get the man who can fit into the big shoes left by Kalisto Pasuwa from a crop of former players as it emerged that the majority of them, including David “Yogi” Mandigora, do not have the pre-requisites for the job.
The club hierarchy is expected to name a new coach to replace Pasuwa today.
Dynamos secretary Webster Chikengezha had hinted that they could appoint a former Dynamos player in order to maintain the culture of the club.
While insisting that Dynamos sons have an advantage over the other applicants because of their knowledge of the culture at the club, he stated clearly that their selection would be based on the coach’s professional pedigree.
“Dynamos sons obviously have an advantage over others because they know the culture of the club. It’s important to maintain club culture because it contributes to the results, so it’s always our wish to have a Dynamos son at the helm. We have quite capable Dynamos sons to lead this team, but it doesn’t mean that we will be restricted to former Dynamos players only. We are going to look at the qualifications and if we cannot find satisfactory credentials in our former players, we may have to consider others,” Chikengezha was quoted saying.
However, it has emerged most of the Dynamos sons fall short of the requirements needed by the executive for one to be entrusted with leading the biggest football team in the country.
Dynamos ran an advert in newspapers calling for applications to replace the outgoing Pasuwa whose contract runs out on December 31.
According to the advert, Dynamos are targeting a coach with at least a Caf A coaching licence or better and the ability to work under pressure, as well as three years’ experience.
However, Mandigora — who is reported to have submitted his application for the job — is still to obtain a Caf A licence despite managing to lead the Zimbabwe champions to the semi-finals of the African Champions League in 2008, one of their most successful campaign in recent years.
Tonderai Ndiraya, a former assistant coach to Pasuwa, is also reported to have applied for the job, but it appears he does
not qualify as well because he does not have a Caf A licence certificate.
The pair is, however, currently undergoing training and will be holders of Caf A licence in 2015 just in time for the start of the new term should they pass their course.
Triangle coach Biggie Zuze and former Harare City interim coach Masimba Dinyero are also undergoing the same training and are not eligible until next year if they pass.
Harare City head coach Taurai Mangwiro and Zifa technical director, who are Caf instructors, are conducting the course.
But some Dynamos sons, Sunday Chidzambwa, Ian Gorowa and Lloyd Mutasa, have since attained the Caf A licence course.
Pasuwa is the other coach who is a holder of a Caf A licence course.