FORMER champions, Dynamos, eager to reclaim the championship this term after they were beaten to the title by Bulawayo side Chicken Inn, have raided old enemy Highlanders to sign midfielder Valentine Ndaba.
BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA
Dynamos president, Keni Mubaiwa yesterday confirmed they had snapped up Ndaba.
“I can confirm we have signed midfielder Valentine Ndaba from Highlanders,” he said.
“We are signing players according to their positions and we are now looking for a striker. Once we get one striker, we will be done with our signings. Many people have been saying we have not been busy in the transfer market, but what they didn’t know was that we were quietly doing our business.”
This comes a few days after the Glamour Boys announced the capture of Caps United midfield workhorse, Dominic Mukandi, one of their major signings so far, who crossed the great divide to join the bitter rivals.
Mukandi was one of the pillars of Caps United last season together with Joel Ngodzo under Lloyd Chitembwe, who led them to a credible fifth position.
He had been expected to extend his stay at the Green Machine, but he found it difficult to resist the offer tabled before him by Dynamos.
The Glamour Boys have also signed Triangle duo of midfielder Tichaona Chipunza and goalkeeper Ashley Reyners.
The new arrivals attended their first training session at Prince Edward yesterday.
Dynamos lost two players, creative midfielder Ronald “Rooney” Chitiyo and right-back Blessing Moyo, both of whom joined rivals Harare City.
The Glamour Boys have hired a Portuguese coach, Paulo Jorge Silva as the club’s new gaffer, replacing Tonderai Ndiraya.
Silva was introduced to the players on Monday, as they began pre-season preparations.
He has, however, not yet started work as his permit is still being processed.
The Portuguese mentor will be assisted by former WhaWha coach, Lloyd Mutasa, goalkeepers coach, Gift Muzadzi, with team manager, Richard Chihoro completing the technical team.
Silva has coached several clubs , among them Germany’s VfB Stuttgart and Nuremberg, Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon, as well as African giants Esperance of Tunisia, Nigeria’s Enyimba and Ghana’s Hearts of Oak.