DYNAMOS coach, Paulo Jorge Silva has cast doubt over injury-prone Takesure Chinyama’s future with the Premiership football club, saying the player was in a fix and needed to work hard if he was to maintain a place in the team.
Speaking after the team’s practice match against New Life Academy at Prince Edward School yesterday, the Portuguese mentor said Chinyama’s injuries have affected his game.
“Chinyama has injury problems. He has been in and out of training,” he said.
“He came to training last week and got injured. I said to him he must rest for a few days. The doctors are attending to him. He had a scan and I am waiting to hear from the doctors. He has to work hard to earn a place in the team. His situation is very difficult because of the injury and his contract also ends in July. He could find himself out of the team.”
The Portuguese coach, who is said to be a strict disciplinarian, also revealed that Chinyama once reported late for training and he sent him back.
The 33-year-old Chinyama has been enduring recurring injuries since his return from Poland in 2012 and that saw him offloaded by South African giants Orlando Pirates and Platinum Stars.
Since Dynamos regrouped for pre-season training last month, Chinyama has not been active in training, with a pulled muscle and he has a long-term knee problem.
The club, though, remains confident the big striker would be fit before the start of the season.
Silva said he has sealed deals with three Brazilian players, who are expected in the country this week. The players had been scheduled to arrive yesterday, but the Dynamos gaffer maintained they would be in by tomorrow.
He was due to meet the Harare giants’ leadership late yesterday to update them on the proposed acquisitions. The Glamour Boys forwards, who include Rodreck Mutuma, Chinyama, Richard Kawondera, Farai Mupasiri and Kelvin Bulaji will all be sweating for their places in the squad if the Brazilians come.
Meanwhile, Dynamos are scheduled to play a friendly match against former Premiership side WhaWha at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.