Dynamos fire Mutasa

THE Dynamos executive yesterday wielded the axe on head coach Lloyd Mutasa following the team’s difficult start to the 2018 Castle Lager Premier Soccer league season.

BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA

His assistant Biggie Zuze will take over on an interim basis as the club searches for a new coach with Kalisto Pasuwa and Rahman Gumbo tipped as front runners.

Mutasa, had been given a three-game ultimatum to save his job, but could only manage six points after overcoming Bulawayo City and Chapungu by an identical 2-1 score line with the defeat to Harare City at home on Sunday sealing his fate.

The club hierarchy met yesterday to review the coach’s performance and resolved to relieve him of his duty as head coach and redeployed him to the position of director of coaching, a post sources say he was reluctant to take up.

Although both club president Keni Mubaiwa and his secretary Webster Marechera were not willing to disclose the outcome of the meeting, informed sources said Zuze was elevated to the position of acting head coach while goalkeepers coach Zondai Nyaungwa was sacked.

Fitness trainer Tendai Chaipa was also understood to have been relieved of his duties. The executive immediately moved to reinstate Richard Chihoro who was fired under unclear circumstances earlier this year as team manager. Chihoro is set to resume his duty today.

“Mutasa has been demoted. He has been moved to the post of director of coaching and Zuze has been elevated to take charge of the team on an interim basis,” said the source. “But what we don’t know now is whether he will accept the new position. It’s not clear what his duties will be in that post.”

Dynamos have been struggling for form since the start of the season and have lost five and drawn three in 10 matches which has seen them uncharacteristically struggling in the bottom half of the table. They lie in 12th position on the league table with a paltry nine points, 17 points behind log leaders Ngezi Platinum
At one stage, the Glamour Boys sat one rung above the foot of the table.

The club supporters have, however, been laying the blame on the leadership for the team’s disastrous start to the season after they failed to pay their last season’s top goalscorer Christian Ntouba Epoupa his salaries and leading the player to quit the club.

Mutasa, who had declared he was vying for the league title after coming agonisingly close last term had also been hoping the club hierarchy would resolve their differences with the player so that he could have him in the team.


However, the talks collapsed culminating in the Cameroonian leaving for his native home in acrimonious circumstances.

12 Comments

  1. Meticulous Tumbleweed

    Not even a coach from the moon can stop the rot that’s eating you deMbare. You need to quit being a community based outfit, find yourselves a wealthy owner and allow him to appoint competent people to run the club. Otherwise in a couple years time we’ll be seeing you participating in the area zones.

  2. It is quite regreatable to me that Mutasa has been fired by Dynamos executive as if the club’s poor perfomance is all his fault. Infact,since he took over the post Mutasa has been starting each season with a new look team, trying to make sure the team jells in the shortest time possible and has managed to finish among the top teams. The executive is not aupportive of the coach’s efforts by not tying down players to long term contracts, rather most players have 1yr contracts which the executive does not even bother to adhere to and most influential players leave the club every year leaving the coach with the same headache for replacements. The management leave contract negotiations until too late and so players move on. These guys have no sense of direction for the club and they are clueless about the future of the club. The new coach is going to face the same perenial problem of rebuilding the club year in and year out whilst the leadership keep giving match ultimatums to coaches to deliver as if they are doing well on their part.Dynamos supporters should be wary about the sacking of Mutasa as he has been doing relativey well under these circumstances of an insupportive executive. Maybe Mupostori is just waiting for the opportune time to auction Dembare before he goes lol.Mpostori should be the one to go and not Mutasa.Given the maximum sipport from managemwnt Mutasa has proved he can deliver and has got a good flair of soccer that will take Dembare back to glory days.

  3. Don’t worry Dembare fans since this ‘charlatan’ Chihoro has rejoined the club we are going to see results coming out, and especially if the executive also bring in Pasuwa, mark my words at the end of the season Dynamos will clinch the league title.

    1. Unopenga iwe league title yekupi?

  4. Unozonzwa kana pauya new coach vanhu kuti hanzi hee iteam yakasiiwa naMutasa, ehe ndizvozvo asi kuzomisa zvidhori ndiko kunozosiyana. Izvozvi Pasuwa or Rahman or Bunjira aitoti ndikapiwa ‘mukana kuDynamos ini apa ndinodai apa ndinodai. I concure this is the team that Mutasa left. Above all Mutasa can identify talent but cannot manage and groom those talented players.

  5. I advice Gumbo not to join dynamos becoz its a juju club. Mishonga yakanyanya mu team iyi. Thats why they have retained the services of Chihoro. He is well known for sprinkling juju each time dynamos plays any team.

  6. Whawha fc is where it is today becoz of Mutasa. True or false?

  7. Whawha fc is where it is today becoz of Mutasa. True or false?

  8. madyiwamos rahman gumbo will not accept only time will tell

  9. deZanu and zanu pf must go the Mugabe way. These 1963 projects are just a nuisance.

    1. EDDIOUS MASUNDIRE SHUMBA

      This is football and not politics, you have a very shallow mind.

      1. EDDIOUS MASUNDIRE SHUMBA

        In the first place Mutasa was not supposed to let Mukamba go,look now his decision has backfired his job has now been terminated he is a failure. Please bring back Pasuwa. Look what Ndiraya is doing at Ngezi Platinum, that is what we call a good coach not zvimwe zvese izvi. Management wanted Denver to stay but Mutasa refused to work with him kuita ma personal pa team nxaaa.

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