BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA
DYNAMOS coach Tonderai Ndiraya is pleased with the buzz in the dressing room following a cash injection from Sakunda Holdings, which will improve the fortunes of players.
The Glamour Boys kicked off training in preparation for the resumption of the aborted Chibuku Super Cup competition over a week ago.
And Ndiraya has been impressed by the atmosphere thus far.
“The mood is generally good. The lifeline given to the team by Sakunda Holdings has given the players and technical team hope of an improvement in their welfare,” Ndiraya said.
Dynamos has often been at loggerheads with players over issues of salaries, bonuses as well as signing-on fees.
Ndiraya hopes all that will change with the sponsorship by Sakunda.
The energy giant unveiled a sponsorship package of US$5,3 million for the two biggest football clubs Dynamos and Highlanders.
The two clubs will receive US$900 000 per year which will go towards salaries, bonuses and signing-on fees. The deal is for three seasons starting this month.
The structure of the agreement will see Sakunda Holdings providing US$420 000 towards the payment of salaries for playing staff and the technical team.
Each club will also receive US$60 000 each year for signing-on fees.
There is also a prize of US$200 000 for winning the championship and a further US$150 000 bonus for qualifying for the Caf Champions League.
Dynamos currently lead Group One of the Chibuku Super Cup, which was halted at the halfway stage due to a renewed surge in COVID-19 cases and will be looking to consolidate their position as it restarts next month.
The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League is set to start at the end of next month and Dynamos will be motivated to win the title given the good incentives on the table.
DeMbare and Bosso players will be some of the best paid in the league flowing their new-found romance with the energy company.
Ndiraya also received a shot in the arm after the club’s new sugar daddy provided two brand new vehicles for the coach and captain.
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