FC Platinum hit back at DeMbare

FC Platinum have been angered by Dynamos president, Keni Mubaiwa’s assertion that the Zvishavane-based top-flight football club does not have a good environment for the development of young talent following Brett Amidu’s switch from DeMbare to the Norman Mapeza-coached side.

BY MUKUDZEI CHINGWERE

Brett Amidu

Brett Amidu

In an interview carried in NewsDay Weekender, Mubaiwa, who sounded riled by Amidu’s decision to quit the Harare giants for the platinum miners, suggested that the player, together with Godknows Murwira and Dominic Mukandi, who both switched to Ngezi Platinum, had made wrong moves, which would ruin their careers.

Mubaiwa said that the players’ moves were motivated solely by money, while suggesting that staying at Dynamos would have been the best for the trio.

FC Platinum president, George Mawere dismissed Mubaiwa, saying his club provided a good environment for talent development.

“I find that assertion (that they out to destroy young talent) very strange, it is not only misleading, but false,” he said.

“We (FC Platinum) have a well-functioning junior policy that starts from secondary school up to the Under-19s, who are in the Central Region Division One League.We are committed to the development of football from the grassroots and have mobilised resources specifically to achieve that.”

Mawere said his club only pays what they believe the players are worth and that they do not pay as much as some people think they do.

“In terms of remuneration of our players, we believe that we just pay players basing on their capabilities and our salaries are not very different from some of the teams in the Premier Soccer League. So I will not lose sleep over people’s perceptions that are far from the truth,” he said.

Mawere said they were giving Mapeza necessary support with a few signings to challenge at the highest level.

“The coach has advised us on the areas that need some reinforcements and we are doing just that, so that he has a team at his disposal that is capable of challenging for top honours this season,” he said.

The platinum miners have once again turned to the transfer market to bolster their squad ahead of the upcoming campaign to put another brave fight on the league’s ultimate prize.

They have completed the signing of Talent Chawapiwa and Amidu and are now finalising the deal to recruit Soccer Star of the Year finalist, Gift Mbweti.

Ocean Mushure could be another addition to Mapeza’s squad.

After backing Mapeza in the transfer market again this season, the platinum miners will demand nothing short of the league title from the coach,who they have offered a new two-year deal.

Mubaiwa was left fuming after DeMbare were deserted by the three players with indications that more players could be on their way out.

“We will not stand in the way of players who want out. Most of these guys are promised a lot of money, but they take it at the expense of their careers. If they get better offers somewhere, they can leave, but they should think carefully before making such decisions,” Mubaiwa said.

“In Brett’s case, I think he made the wrong decision and I think he is being misled by these so-called player managers. The young man was developing well at Dynamos and had a promising future here. We wanted to mould him into a better player and improve his career. He had a better chance to join a bigger club abroad, while playing for Dynamos. But greed messed up his mind.”

Mubaiwa even compared Amidu’s move to that of Joel Ngodzo, who at 22 years of age, was one of the most promising players in the country, while playing for Highlanders, but his career took a downturn after he joined the platinum miners.

34 Responses to FC Platinum hit back at DeMbare

  1. Chimina Manuel January 11, 2017 at 7:06 am #

    Mawere, if your club is good at nurturing talent why are you always on the market every season’s start. You bought Allan Gahadzikwa from Motor Action and destroyed him, again Ngodzo from Highlanders you killed his talent and Walter Musona is fast losing the shape and ground. Now our worry is you will do the same with Brett Amidu.

    • Lazy Boy January 11, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

      Mawere is a club president and he has responded very well save to say that you appear biased. I am a Dynamos fed but I have never liked the way the club administrators run this once great club. No clubhouse, no long term contracts for players, no signing-on fees (excerpt from sponsor BANC ABC), no strong junior policy, no surplus (profit), just living from hand to mouth. These are just a few among many issues. Then the corporate sponsors change the equation by bringing in healthy competition and you have reckless statements like Mubaiwa’s. Until you put your house in order, you will continue to loose players, cry the beloved De Mbare.

    • mgobhozi wezintabeni January 11, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

      Mawere is a club president and he has responded very well save to say that you appear biased. I am a Dynamos fed but I have never liked the way the club administrators run this once great club. No clubhouse, no long term contracts for players, no signing-on fees (excerpt from sponsor BANC ABC), no strong junior policy, no surplus (profit), just living from hand to mouth. These are just a few among many issues. Then the corporate sponsors change the equation by bringing in healthy competition and you have reckless statements like Mubaiwa’s. Until you put your house in order, you will continue to loose players, cry the beloved De Mbare.

      • Eddy January 11, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

        So you are also called Lazy Boy????

        • Lazy Boy January 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

          Hell No

  2. P. Mavhondo January 11, 2017 at 7:33 am #

    I totally agree with Chimina FC Platnum is up to destroy players. which player has the team groomed and went out of the country and shine besides maybe sending players to Tanzania which is as good as our Division two league. ever since coming into the league what have they achieved to justify the huge investment in other teams’s products. Ngodzo was going to be a germ but alars was destroyed by this team.

  3. P. Mavhondo January 11, 2017 at 7:34 am #

    I totally agree with Chimina FC Platnum is up to destroing players. which player has the team groomed and went out of the country and shine besides maybe sending players to Tanzania which is as good as our Division two league. ever since coming into the league what have they achieved to justify the huge investment in other teams’s products. Ngodzo was going to be a germ but alars was destroyed by this team.

  4. GLAMOURBOY January 11, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    Money does not buy success and the sooner the FC Platinum realise that the better.At one one time their then coach Talent Chilumba used all the dirty tricks to divert a player from Hwange who was of Zambian origin to dump Dembare and join Platinum.Since the time time they lost the championship,they have been thriving so much to destroy the blue army,but one thing for certain is that even those youngers with no reputation will thrive once they join Dembare.If our executive is united and give the coach all the necessary support that he deserves even during difficult times,good times will surely return to dembare despite losing those mercenaries in the mould of Murwira,Amidu and Mukandi.The Glamour Boys will never die and they will surely resurract and fight for honours once again.

  5. Marange B January 11, 2017 at 9:12 am #

    I surely agree with the above comments. These small teams like FC Platnum, Ngezi Platnum and others, they think they can buy success through poaching star players from big teams. This is not the case, what have FC Platnum achieved since they were promoted into the Premier league. They have always been poaching star players because they bags of money and you hear them boasting of youth policy. Why can’t they groom their youths who are in division two. This is a sign of desperation and I doubt if they will achieve anything rather than wasting their resources. When the scouts come into our country Zimbabwe, they would only be look for quality players from seasoned campaigners like Dynamos, Highlanders and Cap utd rather than these small teams which are destroying the future of young players because of money. Money does not buy success. Where is Amazulu club? A club used to poach star players from Highlanders.

    Marange B

  6. overcharged January 11, 2017 at 9:46 am #

    Were all the Dynamos players groomed at Dembare????????? I doubt very much. Player movements are common and healthy in any soccer set-up. Even the most successful teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man U, Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Bayen Munich – just to mention a few- are where they are through such wise acquisitions (and ofcourse blended with a strong junior policy, like FC Platnum is doing)

    • gunguwo January 11, 2017 at 9:56 am #

      Point of correction @overcharged. In your list of most successful teams, kindly remove Arsenal and Man City – they don’t qualify yet. Thank you. Kkkkkkkkkkk.

      • Zvogwadza January 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

        Get away Gunguwo!

  7. Tibvirwe January 11, 2017 at 9:48 am #

    ??????????????????????????????????

  8. Willard Tramposo January 11, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    Dynamos never produced a player who played in top leagues like EPL,BUNDESLIGA, LA LIGA, SERIE A, TURKISH LEAGUE etc. The only players produced by dynamos that managed at LEAST, to play in not so good leagues are Moses Chunga, Vitalis Takawira and Sadomba. Imagine for a club that was formed in the 60s do not have a junior policy.
    The players leaving dynamos now are not dynamos products. They were produced by other clubs.
    How can a player stay at dynamos where there is ‘poverty?’
    At dynamos, you die poor as a player.

  9. Willard Tramposo. January 11, 2017 at 9:52 am #

    At dynamos there is nothing but poverty.

  10. Willard Tramposo. January 11, 2017 at 10:08 am #

    Those players who are fooled to REMAIN at dynamos shall regret. They remain at dynamos to please the dynamos hoodlums. If they get serious injuries, do they expect dynamos hooligans masquerading as supporters to support their families? NO!
    VANA VACHAFAMBA MAGARO ARIPANZE NEKUDA KUFADZA MA DYNAMOS FANS.
    Dynamos is run like a tuckshop and thats why players are leaving in droves.
    FC PLATINUM is still a young club and in near future top league clubs will start buying the players.

  11. Willard Tramposo. January 11, 2017 at 10:10 am #

    Dynamos is club run like a tomato market.

  12. Cozoo Mdembare January 11, 2017 at 10:46 am #

    Dembare is a big club that should have their resources, even their own stadium by now, it only lack good leadership that can bring in investors to the club, too much matsotsi in our team and killing our Dembare end of the day

  13. nyii January 11, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    ngavaende ngavaende thats football . sa MUKANDI ngaabaye ndopasina chinhu paya , murwirao ummmmm try your luck but Brett undestand what Mubaiwa is saying….. you were about to mature in a demanding situation like you obviously know …chazunguza under seven million supporters . it was going to help you when you go to the big teams in mzansi. maonero hakusi kuti arikuti wakabvirei. uko kwawaenda havachatarisi potential to grow but results. uchamama nekugara pa bench. then wodzikira play yako.be careful to be just thrown in the deep end look at gwekwerere.

  14. Wezhira wezhara January 11, 2017 at 11:05 am #

    Tramposo Dynamos haina product yayo. All the three vawataura maproducts from certain schools that are no affiliated to Dynamos. They do not have a junior policy and money. Musada kuzviita maShark imi musiri. Dominic Mukandi came from Caps achitamba akaperera kuDynamos, the same as Chungwa. All these so-called Dynamos players Like Ocean Mushure and Brett came from other teams period.

    • reward kodza January 11, 2017 at 11:10 am #

      hey guys maybe ndakangamwa , which player yakaitiswa mari ne dynamos, kana kutengeswa kune mari? hey platinum ne dimbare same fanana vanouraya career ye maplayers edzimwe team

  15. mukombozi January 11, 2017 at 2:05 pm #

    Maplayers ese eDembare huyai kumadamburo. Football is a career , come and join Ngezi Platinum, unofa uchitambura in the name of Dynamos.

  16. chitova January 11, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    How can players stay without running contracts?

  17. chox January 11, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

    what do you mean f.c platinum is wasting resources.this is employment creation and also recreation for mine workers to increase productivity.that’s why there are sporting facilities at mining companies.you should be educated.how can you remain at dynamos while others are making money at corporate owned clubs.football is a short carreer

  18. Disenchanted January 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

    Whatever shit you may say about DeMbare, what I know is that Dynamos has 22 league champions in their cabinet followed by Highlanders and Caps with 7 and 5 league cups respectively. It will take ages for another psl team in Zim to get to African champions league finals. 22 subtract 7 is equal to 15 this means a lot about DeMbare.

    • therambo January 11, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

      People just hate it Dembare has been the team and every team always cherishes to beat Dynamos. There is more celebration when a team beats Dembare unlike if they beat Caps or Chapungu. Unfortuantely Marriot and Mubayiwa are destroying the institution and I will personally not blame the youngsters. Soccer has a cut off age soon vanochembera varikuvharwa nana Mubayiwa vemashabhini ava.

  19. Willard Tramposo January 11, 2017 at 4:27 pm #

    Those league championships won by dynamos were FAKE.

  20. wezhira January 11, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    its a carreer which i would believe will come to an end…ndosaka tisingachatauri nezvana shaya nana bambo….where is murape,chazika?are they feeding from the dembare plate?let the youngsters make hey while the sun shines.

  21. Rescue Zimbabwe January 11, 2017 at 6:52 pm #

    kkkk whether you like it or not Dynamos is the most successful team in zimbabwe you say whatever you want but you cannot mention football in zimbabwe without mentioning Dynamos its a fact

  22. Yowe January 11, 2017 at 8:29 pm #

    Dynamos does not make you rich. Kana aneshavi renhamo ngatambire dynamos.

  23. zexaldo January 12, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    too much chimbavha ku Dembare.wese angopinda pachinzvimbo kuda kumora chete.hapana kana anokoshesa maplayers.makororo ega

  24. Uchapiswawo Tsuro January 12, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

    Remember Black Rhinos, wanted to destroy Caps & Dynamos, Last year Harare City did the same.

    Dynmos,Highlanders & Caps ,you can not destroy these team ,even if you buy all their current piayers those who will come will always carry the flg higher.

    Ngezi, FC Platnum and Harare City will never win the leage champion,

    Harare now hve opened their eyes when they said they will not buy players

  25. Disenchanted January 12, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

    FAKE league champions trophies buoyed by reaching the final of African champions league it’s sweeter than REAL champions trophies buttressed by failure to get to semi-finals of the African champions league. Which football club in Zimbabwe ranged within top 5 among best football clubs in Africa except the most successful team in Zimbabwe:- DeMbare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Mlongoshi January 12, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

    Dembare matakadya haanyaradzi mwana. Kwakawandisa mboko kkkkkk

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