All Denver needs is love: Jere

CAPS United president, Farai Jere has welcomed troubled midfielder, Denver Mukamba , into their ranks, describing him as one of the best talents in domestic football who was crying out for conditions that allow him to flourish.

BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA

The Caps United boss said the 2012 Soccer Star of the Year winner, whom they signed on a one year loan deal from rivals Dynamos, needed moral support from everyone to help him get his career back on track.

Jere who attended the team’s training session at the National Sports Stadium yesterday, said it was clear Mukamba was yearning for a club that would show him love and pledged that his team, which had helped players like Devon Chafa and Dennis Dauda to rescuscitate their careers before, would help him.

“We have always been following developments closely. When we realised Denver’s situation, we made our interests known so we knew we had right of first refusal. We are really excited to have him on board,” hesaid.

Jere said they would do everything to ensure the player flourished at Caps United with the help of coach, Lloyd Chitembwe, who has a reputation for bringing out the best from players who appear to be distracted from the game.

“We have always given our players support and you all know that. We had players like Devon and Dauda. A lot had been said about those players but we managed as a team to bring those players to their best and you saw what they did. So Denver is no exception. He is a youngster turning 25 this year. What we are going to do as management is to show him love and give him the love that he needs, especially in the view of what has been happening to him in the last few weeks.

“We have been following the developments. The coach (Dynamos coach, Lloyd Mutasa) didn’t like him, the executive (Dynamos) didn’t like him. He is a young man so we want to show him love, we have coaches that are capable so ours is just to concentrate and give this boy the love he needs. He is one the best talents of his generation. One of the best talents we have around,” he said.

The Caps United boss said they had no problem with the clause that bars Mukamba from playing against Dynamos, as it was a contractual obligation.

Dynamos have loaned Mukamba to their rivals on condition that he would not play a part when the two teams meet.

“If it is a contractual condition, we have to follow it, am still to have a look at that but if it is that we will have to follow that. We have other players in our team, who are capable of playing against Dynamos. We have a very strong team and very good replacements.

“Of course, the season hasn’t started, I believe we have established one of the best teams compared to the team we had in 2016. I am not taking anything away from those boys. This is a very strong team because we have more than one player in each position.

“Looking at the position of Denver, for example we have Ronald Chitiyo who can also play in that position when playing Dynamos. We also have Wisdom Mutasa playing as a second striker, it shows we are not starved so as long it is contractual, we have to follow it.”

Mukamba ran into problems with Mutasa when he absenteed himself from training, together with defender, Lincoln Zvasiya, in the second half of last season.

Reports suggest the two were taking cough mixture for intoxication and while Zvasiya was kicked out of the club, Mukamba was pardoned by the club executive and allowed to carry on.

However, his coach remained adamant the player was not in his plans.

7 Comments

  1. “We have been following the developments. The coach (Dynamos coach, Lloyd Mutasa) didn’t like him, the executive (Dynamos) didn’t like him. He is a young man so we want to show him love, we have coaches that are capable so ours is just to concentrate and give this boy the love he needs. He is one the best talents of his generation. One of the best talents we have around,” he said” Mr Jere l think you should make your comments responsibly if this is strategy to want to motivate Mukamba l think you need to revise it some how. I dont want to go into the details of what DeMbare both the coach and Mgt did without success to correct the way ward behaviour of this guy. Muchenjere kuzosara with an egg on your face azvitanga futi ku Caps ikoko. Mubatsirei makanyarara kana mamugona isu vekumaterecces tozokutendai kuti you have done the impossible.

    1. with all my due respect for Jere, i think Denver is a wrong decision. I heard ther is Mutumwa and possibly Dauda also, Be careful man these guys might act behind the curtains influencing the good guys to their bad ethos. Anywhere we behind you Mr President, but keep ears and eyes on the ground.

  2. We all deserve second chances. Let us spare a thought for these three former national team players. They ought to grab the opportunity given with both hands. May such benevolence be rewarded to the club.

  3. edwick Founder

    l don’t agree with Mr Jere when he says Mutasa and the management team at Dynamos did not like Denver.You are wrong to assume that.For the record Denver was thrown a lifeline so many times to change his wayward behaviour and he decided otherwise.Denver must know that it is his career and source of livelihood that he is jeopardising and not Dynamos.Dynamos is an institution that has produced so many talented players who later became successful coaches.So Mr Jere God will bless you abundantly if you reform him otherwise muchazonyara nemacomments enyu aya.

  4. Abraham Rusirevi

    Iwe Farai, ita mushe, saskamu. What do you mean kana uchiti ye-eh ‘Mutasa, didn’t like him’, ye-eh ‘Dynamos didn’t like him’. Taura zvaunoziva ende dzidza kunyarara kana usina zvekutaura zvine musoro!! Unongowawata sehanzvadzi yako Zodwa Marujata

  5. Well done Mr. Jere for saving this rare talent. Mario Balotelli probably even behaved worse 5 times worse than Mukamba but many big teams still wanted his signature and professional coaches and world class football administrators would forgive him knowing every player can be reformed. That’s just one near example.

    All the best Denver. The rest is past!

  6. This guy got everything at Dembare including an Alterza,money from fans but he chose to reciprocate by bitting the finger that was feeding him,maybe Mr Jere you have your own way of giving him love,lets wait and see as the season unfolds.

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