Mutasa return put on ice

Lloyd Mutasa’s expected return to the post of head coach at Dynamos was temporarily put on hold yesterday as a meeting to rubber stamp the coach’s reinstatement could not take off as he is on national duty with the Warriors.

BY Kevin Mapasure

Mutasa was reassigned to a rather ceremonial role of technical director, with his assistant Biggie Zuze climbing up to replace him.

However, a string of poor results under Zuze’s stewardship, prompted DeMbare to rethink its position and move to restore Mutasa to his position.

Last week, Dynamos president told our sister paper StandardSport that the club was engaging a coach to take over the reins from Zuze, but the latest development has exposed a rift between the club executive led by Mubaiwa and the board headed by Bernard Marriot, who is believed to have directed the return of Mutasa.

Yesterday, Mubaiwa confirmed that the meeting with the technical team had been shelved as Mutasa was busy with the Warriors.

“We were supposed to have a meeting with technical team to fix a few things, but we could not hold it since Lloyd Mutasa was engaged with the Warriors. They were having a practice game against Yadah, so he couldn’t attend and we could not go ahead without him,” Mubaiwa said.

Even if the meeting takes place any day this week, Mutasa, will not be returning to the bench yet as he has to travel with the Warriors to South Africa for the Cosafa Cup.

The team is expected to leave tomorrow, which means Zuze will be in charge of the team this weekend when they play Triangle away.

Since Mutasa was removed from the technical bench, Dynamos have won one match, against Bulawayo City before they lost to FC Platninum, which was followed by two dispiriting draws against Black Rhinos and Herentals. Alarm bells started tolling after the Black Rhinos draw, considering the army side were struggling.

Any hope of revival under Zuze was extinguished following their dull draw against Herentals on Sunday, which was played in pouring rain.

DeMbare had set themselves a target of winning the league title, but have already fallen 24 points behind league leaders Ngezi Platinum Stars before the programme has even reach the half way stage.

They have collected a paltry 14 points, just two above the relegation zone, having scored at a rate of less than a goal a game.

7 Comments

  1. Atowe mahumbwe chaiwo,

  2. ohh God forbid mutasa returning where this is nonsense

  3. elisha its not nonsense it proves that he is the only person available full stop as long as the executive has misplaced values no coach n l say no coach will rise to the party let madyiwamos put its house in order

    1. bambo said he can do it under the current circumstances and for your information only two coaches have performed wonders at dembare under serious boardroom squabbles and its viz bambo and chidzmbwa so it has been done before and it can be done again pse take note

    2. g40 You are correct. Mutasa atorinani in this circumstance. He could have collected at least 6 points from those games that were under Zuze. Mutasa anotaura bhora. NeZvidhori zvatiinazvo izvozvo Mutasa will scrounge and grind a respectable position for Dembare.

      1. i do not get it that in this day and age people would stand on top of the mountain and shower praise on a failure something is wrong or there is a screw lose somewhere in our minds

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