DeMbare could lose players

HARARE – Reigning Castle Premiership champions Dynamos could lose up to four players following the Harare giant’s failure to pay the players’ transfer fees.

On Tuesday, it took the intervention of coach Calisto Pasuwa after Sprouting officials, who hold the rights of defender Morris Kadzola and striker Allan Tavarwisa, visited DeMbare’s training base to withdraw the services of the two players.

Kadzola moved to the league champions after a loan spell at Motor Action while striker Tavarwisa was coming from a similar deal at Hwange.

Both players signed three-year contracts with the Glamour Boys on the condition that Sprouting is paid $27 000 for the services of the duo by the end of June this year.

Masimba Mutame, an official from Sprouting, said they have given the DeMbare executive up to today to honour their promise.

If the Harare giants fail to make the payment the duo will be recalled to Sprouting.

To make matters worse for DeMbare, Dickson Choto, the proprietor of DC Academy has given the Harare club up until weekend to pay for the services of midfielder Devon Chafa.

The holding midfielder, who was recently capped by the Zimbabwe national team, is on loan from Choto’s DC Academy who are in the Northern Region Division One.

Talks between the Glamour Boys and defender Augustine Mbara for a new deal have also stalled.

Mbara’s stock has risen this season after he was converted to a centre back and could leave the club for greener pastures as a free agent.

Dynamos coach Pasuwa, who has been forced to operate with a limited squad most of the times this season due to injuries and non-payment transfer of fees to players like Sydney Linyama and Congolese midfielder Jeremy Mumbere, is now a frustrated man.

Chicken Inn withdrew the services of Linyima after DeMbare failed to honour their promise of paying for the defender.

Mumbere faces a similar situation as the Harare giants are struggling to raise

$5 000 required by his club FC Lupopo. 

“We need stability in the team. But it becomes difficult when things starts going the other direction,” Pasuwa told Daily News yesterday.

“We want clarification on the exact status of the players that we have so that we can plan properly. As things stands right now we don’t even know if we will use these players or not in our next matches.

“These guys from Sprouting came to our training session today (yesterday) although we managed to convince them to change their minds. It’s not a healthy situation especially for a team in the race for championship.

“If you look at it from the 25 senior players whom we have registered at the beginning of the season Linyama and Jeremy have not played. Byron (Madzokere) only featured in one game.

“We have also been forced to rotate our squad due to injuries and if we lose any of the players that we have, it becomes difficult for us.

“We have wanted to bolster our squad with at least two defenders. But with the rate things are unfolding it becomes difficult for us as the technical team,” added Pasuwa.

DeMbare, who booked their BancABC Sup8r semifinal spot at the weekend, travel to Bulawayo this weekend to face How Mine at Luveve Stadium on Saturday.

Comments (3)

So this great team is now known by the name DeMbare not Dynamos? Definitely the guy or organisation that was said to have sued this mighty team succeeded.

Hlongwane - 3 July 2013

Hard times have knocked on DeMbare. I feel pit for Pasuwa since he will be forced to deliver using a depleted squad. May the executive sort out this messy and help restore sanity at the beloved club.

17Ethicist19 - 3 July 2013

Obviously a fish rots from the head. As a big organisation with a lot of potential you would be forgiven if you say that how this country is managed. Fire fighting all the time!!!

Gyptian - 4 July 2013

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