DYNAMOS coach Paulo Jorge Silva said he has sealed deals with three Brazilian players whom he expects in the country today.
BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA
The Glamour Boys coach spoke glowingly about the players, describing them as “very experienced”.
He said the trio — all of Brazilian origin — play their club football in Europe with one of them reported to be playing in Portugal and the other two said to be based in Austria.
One of them plays either as a defender or midfielder while the other two are strikers.
Silva said the players still had contracts with their respective clubs, but were willing to come and play for Dynamos on a free loan.
The Dynamos gaffer also said they had entered into a special arrangement whereby the parent clubs will be responsible for paying the players.
“They are very experienced players and they are all Brazilians, but playing in Europe,” Silva said.
“One of them is playing in Portugal for Benfica and others are in Austria. One of them is a defender, who can also play as a midfielder and the other two are strikers. I am expecting them in the country tomorrow (today).”
Silva is on record saying he is not impressed by the strikers at his disposal and wants to add bite to the attack by bringing in new players from outside the country.
The Glamour Boys forwards include Rodreck Mutuma, Takesure Chinyama, Richard Kawondera, Farai Mupasiri and Kelvin Bulaji.
However, Chinyama has been dogged by injuries which could see him missing the first few games of the new campaign.
He has been recovering from a pulled muscle since the start of the 2016 preparations and when he returned to training last week, he suffered a recurrence and is back on the treatment table.
The Glamour Boys though remain confident the big striker could recover before the start of the season. Dynamos are scheduled to leave for Tanzania for their pre-season preparations early next month.
The former champions lost key players who include midfielder Ronald Chitiyo and defender Blessing Moyo to Harare City, but went on to sign several players, including former Caps United midfielder Dominic Mukandi, ex-Highlanders forward Valentine Ndaba and the Triangle pair of midfielder Tichaona Chipunza and goalkeeper Ashley Reyners, among others. In their only meaningful pre-season game so far, DeMbare played Zambia’s Kabwe Warriors and won the match 2-0.