Dynamos to get pittance for Denver

HARARE - Reigning champions Dynamos will pocket only 10 percent of the transfer fee South African Absa side BidVest Wits is going to pay for star midfielder Denver Mukamba.

Mukamba was scheduled to fly out to South Africa this morning and will undergo a medical with the Clever Boys tomorrow.

Upon completion of the medical, the two parties will then finalise the transfer by agreeing on personal terms and the transfer fee with Mukamba’s parent club, DC Academy.

The midfielder was on the Dynamos books on a two-year loan that expired at the end of last year, meaning that DC retains all the rights for the player.

However, the Daily News on Sunday understands that the DeMbare and the Northern Region Division One Soccer League side made an agreement that if Mukamba was to be signed, Dynamos would get a piece of the cake.

Mukamba’s manager, Gibson Mahachi, referred all questions pertaining to the transfer fee to DC Academy.

Mahachi, who is accompanying Mukamba in South Africa, said his role as the player’s manager only comes into effect in negotiating his client’s personal terms.

Wits will then engage DC Academy when it comes to the transfer fee for the reigning Zimbabwean footballer of the year.

Takesure Chiragwi, an official with DC Academy, refused to comment on the matter referring the Daily News on Sunday to club director Dickson Choto.

Calls to the Dynamos chairperson, Kenny Mubaiwa, also went unanswered.

The Daily News on Sunday was however, unable to contact the Legia Warsaw defender, who is currently in the country for his festive season holiday.

Last season, DeMbare pocketed $40 000 for the transfer of goalkeeper Washington Arubi to newly-promoted Super Diski side University of Pretoria.

The club also smiled all the way to the bank when they sold Takesure Chinyama to reigning South African Champions Orlando Pirates. The Sea Robbers are reported to have paid a total of $75 000 for the services of the striker after DeMbare had asked for $95 000.

With this precedence in place it means Mukamba’s transfer fee is likely to be a little higher compared to the last two. It can go as far as $100 000 depending on how the negotiations between Mukamba’s representatives and The Clever Boys go.

Mukamba is barely out of his teens and has already been capped a number of times by the Zimbabwe national team, making his acquisition a long term investment.

The winger’s stock also rose when he was voted the 2012 Castle Soccer Star of the Year by the country’s sports reporters.

There is also a potential move to Europe in the future if he impresses at Wits considering his young age.

If Mukamba passes his Wits medical, he will start training tomorrow with the rest of the squad as they prepare for the second half of the season which starts in February.

The Clever Boys will also be under the guidance of new coach Clive Barker after they parted ways with Antonio Lopez Habas.

The former Bafana Bafana coach, who guided his home country to African Nations Cup glory in 1996, will be in charge of the club until the end of the season.

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