RODERICK Mutuma has rejoined Dynamos, just over six month after he left the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions for bitter rivals Caps United.
BY HENRY MHARA
Dynamos team manager Richard Chihoro yesterday afternoon told NewsDay Sport that Mutuma was expected to put pen to paper later in the day after the two parties had agreed terms.
“He hasn’t signed yet, but yes he is definitely signing,” said Chihoro. “He is signing anytime from now. There are some few things that we are still sorting out, but he is as good as our player now,” Chihoro added.
Mutuma could not be reached for comment, but a close friend said he would sign a one-year contract, and barring any complications, like registration with the PSL and failure to acquire a licence, could feature tomorrow against Hwange at Rufaro.
Mutuma first joined Dynamos in 2011 before moving to South Africa where he joined Bloemfontein Celtic in 2013. He lasted just one season as he was released to rejoin Dynamos where he played one season, but his contract was not renewed at the end of the season, prompting the lanky striker to join rivals Caps United.
He is one of five players that Dynamos have signed so far with three of them — Zivanai Mhanda, Richard Kawondera and Victor
Kamhuka — having already been cleared for tomorrow’s match.
Another new addition Takesure Chinyama was yet to get an International Transfer Certificate from South Africa yesterday although Chihoro said the club was pulling all stops to get it for the striker to feature against Hwange.
“We have received clearances for Richard and Zivanai, but we are still to get Chinyama’s. Those two can play if they are selected by the coaches. I don’t know what has been the hold-up on Chinyama. I hear the delay is from the South African side and I’m on my way to Zifa now to try and push for the papers to come through,” said Chihoro.
Dynamos have deregistered five players to make space for the new additions.
Chihoro confirmed the five who have been sacrificed are Patrick Kumbula, Milton Makopa, Cliff Sekete, Nigel Gandari and Farai Mupasiri.
With the new changes in the team, it appears the Harare giants are looking to make a strong second half of the season challenge as they gun for their fifth straight league title.
The champions are currently on third position with 27 points, two behind log leaders Chicken Inn whose disputed match against Dongo Sawmill is yet to be determined by the league’s disciplinary committee.
However, Dynamos’ chances have been derailed by injuries to Simba Nhivi, Artwell Mukandi and Masimba Mambare who have been confirmed out while talisman Ronald Chitiyo is also an injury doubt.
Another side who would be looking for a strong second half of the season is well resourced Harare City who have so far failed to meet pre-season expectations.
The Sunshine Boys host Flame Lily today, a week after they met in the reverse fixture in a game which ended goalless.
Following a busy transfer window where City lured some of the brightest talents in the local league, they are yet to live to the billing. They are currently on eighth position with 22 points, seven adrift of log-leaders Chicken Inn.
Their main downfall has been failing to kill off games they would have gone ahead, and ending up drawing. They drew seven games in the first half of the season.
Flame Lily on the other hand, are battling for survival and will certainly do with maximum points in this match. They are currently on 14th position with 12 points, and a win here could see them moving out of the relegation zone.