DYNAMOS are on the verge of signing former Danish Superliga club, Hobro IK, midfielder Tanaka Chinyahara as replacement for the departed Raphael Manuvire.
BY HENRY MHARA
The 22-year old diminutive player has been training with the club in recent weeks, and impressed coach Lloyd Mutasa who wants to secure him as soon as the transfer window opens.
Chinyahara was part of a group of players being assessed by Mutasa, that played against Dynamos in a friendly match at Hellenic Sports Club yesterday, and was by far the best player on the park, with his passing range, close ball control and dribbling skills a marvel.
He returned home last year after his contract with Hobro IK expired in June.
Mutasa refused to give away much when asked if the midfielder was one of the players that he is interested in signing to beef up his squad.
“Let’s cross the bridge when we get there. As a team we are concentrating with what we have right now, and if anything comes up, we will give it (list) to the management and see how they respond. But its always the norm that when you get into a window period, every player who is not contracted would want to try with other clubs so we will see how it goes. We are assessing him like any other player who wants to train with us,” Mutasa said.
However, sources yesterday told NewsDaySport that Chinyahara top Mutasa’s wish list, which contains three players.
Mutasa handed the list of the players he want to the club management at a meeting that was held after the team’s training session yesterday.
Club secretary general Webster Marechera confirmed that the technical team had given them a list with three names of prospective players.
He also hinted that one of the players on the list is a free agent, in apparent reference to Chinyahara.
“There are three players that the technical team wants but we will try to sign one or two. We cant reveal their names as yet because we are still to approach their clubs. Then we understand the other one is a free agent, but we need to clarify and see if he is really unattached,” Marechera said.
Chinyahara started his career at Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa where he arrived from Harare as a 14-year-old, and left the club in 2010 when the club’s academy set-up was disbanded.
He moved to Bidvest Wits where he was spotted by Hobro scouts while playing for the South African club in a junior tournament in 2014.
Chinyahara joined the Danes on a development contract, and rose through the ranks to play in the first team.
It is understood that Mutasa is also desperate to sign a striker and had initially listed Shabanie Mine hitman David Temwanjira, but Dynamos were beaten to his signature with reports suggesting that the current league top goalscorer is heading for ZPC Kariba.
They have turned their attention to Christian Ntouba, who they want to bring back to the country and negotiations have already commenced.