DeMbare locks down stars

DYNAMOS have moved swiftly to avert a player exodus by locking down goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuruva, who has signed a fresh one-year contract.



Mukuruva’s previous contract with Dynamos expired on December 31 and two clubs Harare City and FC Platinum were reportedly circling around the 19-year-old goalie.

DeMbare lost Ronald Chitiyo and Blessing Moyo, who were snapped by City last week.

However, Mukuruva’s manager, Gibson Mahachi yesterday told NewsDay Sport yesterday that his client has opted for the former league champions in a deal that will keep him at the club for another season.

“He signed a one-year contract, it’s already finalised,” Mahachi, who refused to discuss the financial details of the contract, said.

The former Prince Edward goalkeeper rose through the Dynamos ranks and made his professional debut for the club in October 2014 under former coach Kalisto Pasuwa.

He has not looked back since wresting the first team jersey from Artwell Mukandi, who has since decided not to renew his contract with the club.

Mukuruva’s brilliance saw him being called to the Young Warriors squad and eventually the national senior men’s team.
He was the Warriors’ star man when they beat Malawi in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Blantyre late last year on his debut.

Mukuruva is likely to claim the number one jersey for the Warriors at the African Nations Championships finals, which begin in Rwanda in two weeks’ time.

Dynamos secretary-general, Webster Chikengezha confirmed the deal.

Chikengezha also revealed that defender Sydney Linyama had extended his stay with the club for another year.

Linyama had previously attracted interest from AS Vita of the Democratic Republic of Congo and was expected to move this month, but it appears the deal fell throughChikengezha also revealed that the club has also moved quickly to tie down Elisha Muroiwa, one of the team’s standout performers last season, with a new contract. Muroiwa’s contract expires in June.

This could be good news to the Dynamos supporters after the club lost their star players, Chitiyo and Moyo, after failing to tie them down early, with Harare City enticing them with better offers.

Moyo’s move is not yet cast in stone, as Dynamos have demanded a development fee, which City is willing to pay, but the figure could be a subject of dispute between the two Harare clubs.

Mukandi said he will not renew his contract and is linked with a move to ZPC Kariba, while rivals Caps United and Highlanders are also said to be interested in the former Pamushana High School student.

Midfielder Stephen Alimenda has been linked with a move to newly-promoted Mutare City, although the player has refuted the claims. Alimenda said he still has a running contract with the Dynamos.

Reports linking the last season’s star player, Ocean Mushure and utility player, Godknows Murwira with moves elsewhere refuse to go away. The two however, still have contracts with DeMbare.

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  2. Dembare must learn to negotiate long term contracts. Now that Tyson has asked City teams to look for sponsors and not use ratepayers’ money the moneybag tag will go and these players will troop back to their former teams. We have Harare which has abandoned all services except soccer which I see having more problems. They want to compare themselves with Manchester City but they are not taking Manchester ratepayer’s money to finance soccer. With 100 supporters I don’t see City making anything meaningful. I also wish Bernard Marriot and fellow leaders at Dembare start to think and make Demabare a viable project. Start having people buy shares into it e.g supporters and have a good accounting firm to manage the finances not these SDC treasurers, then we will speak of a brand.


    The dynamos players although they are of poor quality should not stay at a poorly managed club like dynamos. Long term contracts for dynamos players is not healthy. Its like sentencing them to a life imprisonment. Its unfair for dynamos to force a player to stay by asking for exorbitant development fee. Dev fee for what? For such a poor quality player?

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  6. I agree that these players need at least a minimum of two year contracts-otherwise each and every season a team-whether Hre City or Platinum or How mine will simply come and take our cream.

    On a different note-the club seriously needs to make inroads into benefitting from such a huge support base. First clean up house-then set up a professional management base with little interference from the board-then market the brand. Does the team even benefit from ma sales ema jersey outside the stadiums-yet we all have jerseys. The jersey issue is just one of many….Please Dembare-become professional.

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    Willard Mubvumbi kuvenga Dynamos hakukubatsire chinhu, husvodi kana uchiti poor quality sei Harare City yavatora vakatorerei poor quality kana good qualty dzokwako dziriko.

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  9. Uyo anonzi mubvumbi siyanai naye, all his comments are always childish and full of hatred. hameno kuti declare yakamutadzira chii

  10. willard ariright quality chaiyo hakuna munyika yose ibhora rekumombe thats why vasingatengwe plus makore avo ndeenhema

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