Pasuwa needs DeMbare backing

HARARE - It is surprising to see the amount of pressure that Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa find himself in after only six games into the 2014 Castle Premiership season.

The Dynamos executive led by chairman Kenny Mubaiwa is scheduled to meet with Pasuwa this morning to discuss the club’s poor start to the season.

These are indeed testing times for the players and the coaching staff after the home defeat to Buffaloes.

What's needed was for the executive to come out and give Pasuwa a public backing and not the way they have handled the situation.

“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,” Mubaiwa told this paper on Monday.

“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.”

The rumour mills have gone into overdrive, linking a number of coaches with the club in the event that Pasuwa is shown the exit door.

A closer look at the how the season has shaped up shows that DeMbare are not doing bad at all as what their log position might suggest.

So far this season, the Glamour Boys have won three games and lost three in those opening six games to the season.

DeMbare sit in eighth position on the log with nine points and trail early log leaders Highlanders by just three points.

According to these stats, Dynamos are in a good position to fight for the defence of the league title they have won in the past three years.

Last season, Dynamos also had a slow start to the campaign and failed to win in their opening five matches.

The Glamour Boys started the 2013 season with five straight draws and only picked up their first win with a 0-2 away victory over Tripple B.

That wretched start meant that Dynamos had only eight points from six matches last season.

Whichever way you might want to look at it, the Glamour Boys have actually improved when you compare the difference in the points tally.

What the DeMbare bosses should have done is take a cue from their fellow capital neighbours Harare City, who have had a more calamitous start to the 2014 season.

The Sunshine Boys have lost of their six matches this season and sit at the bottom of the log without a single point.

Even if City win their next match against Triangle they will remain at the bottom of the log for another week.

Despite this poor start to the season, the City bosses have kept their support of coach Bigboy Mawiwi.

“We do not fire the coach at the whim of public clamour. We fire the coach if he fails in his resume. Media and public spurts come with the territory,” wrote the City chairman Leslie Gwindi on his Facebook page last week.

However, this is not the view of the people inside the club, who feel DeMbare have taken a backward step this season.

Reading between the lines one gets the sense that Pasuwa’s fate has already been sealed and will be replaced anytime soon.

Comments (3)

As I said yesterday, this is already a planned issue but let me tell them that they will regret later

elimond - 7 May 2014

Pasuwa ndizvo.This guy has brought much happiness in Dynamos.Its just a head hunting issue for no apparent reason.

Good - 7 May 2014

The best way forward is for the executive to sit down with Pasuwa and find out what is the problem. Obviously Pasuwa needs support from both the executive and the supporters. Look at Harare City, they have lost all six games and are anchoring at the bottom of the log but you don't hear Gwindi blasting his coach! The Dembare executive should be more professional. Man U has been beaten by small teams like Sunderland but you don't hear the executive calling for the coaches' head. Give him time to prove his mettle.

King - 7 May 2014

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