DeMbare, Sprouting set for collision

HARARE – Reigning champions Dynamos and Sprouting are set to clash over the services of defender Morris Kadzola and striker Allan Tavarwisa.

On Friday, Sprouting wrote to the Premier Soccer League informing that they have withdrawn the services of the two players with immediate effect.

DeMbare on the other hand have included the Tavarwisa and Kadzola in their squad for Saturday’s match against How Mine at Luveve Stadium.

Sprouting had agreed to release the two players at the start of the season on condition that the Glamour Boys pay $27 000 by the end of June.

The two clubs have, however, failed to agree on a payment plan resulting in the latest impasse.

Sprouting official Masimba Mutame said: “We have been trying to bring this issue to an end but Dynamos are not co-operating. We were supposed to have met today (yesterday) but nothing materialised and they never explained to us.

“We have written to the PSL and to them (Dynamos) to stop using the services of our players. They breached the contract and if they don’t get back to us we will listen for offers from other clubs.

“There are other clubs who have shown interest in the services of the players. But we can only make a decision after Dynamos give us their position.”

The news is a huge blow to DeMbare coach Calisto Pasuwa, who has been forced to operate with a limited squad most of the time this season due to injuries and non-payment for other registered players.

Chicken Inn withdrew the services of defender Sydney Linyima after DeMbare failed to honour their promise while Congolese midfielder Jeremy Mumbere faces a similar situation as the Harare giants are struggling to raise $5 000 required by his club FC Lupopo.

Despite the uncertainty over the availability of the players Dynamos team manager Richard Chihoro remained confident ahead of today’s match.

The Glamour Boys welcome back striker Washington Pakamisa. The former CAPS United forward missed DeMbare’s last two matches with a knock.

Midfielder Cliff Sekete and strikers Farai Mupasiri and Francesco Zekumbawire have also been included to the team that travelled to Bulawayo.

“We are playing against an experienced team and we really need to be at our best,” Chihoro said.

“We are expecting a tough match. But to us this is a tough game and we cannot afford to drop any points at this stage.

“We are looking forward to pick another set of maximum points.”

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