Pasuwa faces axe at Dynamos

HARARE - Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa will have to fight to save his job in a crucial meeting with the club’s executive scheduled for tomorrow.

The club’s executive was scheduled to meet with the coach to discuss the Glamour Boys’ recent slump that has seen them fail to win two of their last Castle Premiership matches.

Pasuwa, who led Dynamos to a record breaking three league titles on the trot, has come under increasing pressure after the 1-0 defeat to Buffaloes at the weekend which was preceded by another 1-0 defeat at the hands of Chapungu last Thursday.

In six matches, the defending league champions have also picked up nine points from a possible 18.

Despite these three loses, Dynamos are only three points behind log leaders Highlanders and still have a good chance of defending their title.

Dynamos chairman Kenny Mubaiwa confirmed tomorrow’s meeting saying that they want to discuss how the club can start picking up wins consistently.

“The executive have not met as yet but the truth of the matter is that we are not happy with the way things are going so far,” Mubaiwa said. “We are going to meet the coach on Wednesday.

“We might be three points away from the leading teams but the team is not playing well. There is no consistency at all and you wonder whether we are improving or not.

“We will sit as an executive and see how best we can save the team if we dream of retaining the championship. Dynamos have a culture of winning and what is happening now is not good at all.”

Speculation has been rife that the executive is sabotaging Pasuwa’s plans as they intend to force him out of the club, a notion rejected by Mubaiwa.

“Now we hear people say the executive is sabotaging the team. That’s some of things we want hear from the coach himself,” he said. “In as far as I am concerned we are doing all that we can to provide the resources for the team.

“As the executive we are doing all we can for the players and the technical team. This is just an excuse and all this is not true. Dynamos is one of the few teams that camp in almost every game.”

According to a source inside the club said the executive is likely to give Pasuwa a three-game ultimatum or else he will be sacked.

Pasuwa needs to win his next three matches against Shabanie Mine, FC Platinum and Chiredzi to protect his job according to the source.

“The executive is not happy with the inconsistency of the team in the six games played so far and Pasuwa could fall by the wayside anytime soon if he does not get his act together,” said the source.

“They are worried about the number of points recorded by the coach and as a measure to check this low productivity, has given him the ultimatum to win next three games or face sanctions”

The executive is allegedly mooting plans to replace Pasuwa with former coach David Mandigora, who is now the DeMbare vice-chairman.

Comments (6)

please be advised that even if you fire pasuwa with the current strikers you have you are bound to regret.its not pasuwa alone but you need to admit there are no good strikers at dembare.last season strikers were a big let down again.even if you change the coach now very soon the executive will be exposed.

ole - 6 May 2014

am ralling behind pasuwa even if the give him the 3 game ultimatum, he s going to win them all.we heard it already that Mandigora is behind this but we warn you Mandigora tio stay awy from this and to all dembare supporters its still early to judge that Pasuwa is a failure

elimond - 6 May 2014

the dynamos executive too must be given a 3 game ultimatum by the board of directors because the wind blows together with the rain.

tonderai marime - 6 May 2014

Nonsense. Pasuwa has done what only the DeMbare of 1980-83 did, and is the only coach in the modern Premiership era to win three consecutive league titles, though all on goal difference. If you want to let him go so you destroy the team, so be it- whether you are Mandigora, Mubaiwa, Hove or Gwindi.

Hwezhahwezha - 6 May 2014

firing pasuwa wont change anything instead motivate players so that they win matches

thuts - 6 May 2014

I think what Pasuwa should ahve done was after winning 3 in a row just quit now he will be humiliated by these thugs a.ka. Dynamos leadership. These people are the ones who have messed Dembare.

Maita Manyuka - 6 May 2014

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