DeMbare, CAPS in turmoil

HARARE - With the 2014 Castle Premiership season now over, the two Zimbabwean giants Dynamos and CAPS United have been left in turmoil as they search for new coaches to lead them in 2015.

Dynamos parted ways with their coach Calisto Pasuwa, who refused to renew his contract which expires at the end of this month.

Pasuwa wrote his own piece of history by becoming the first Zimbabwean coach to win four league titles on the trot when he led DeMbare to their 21st domestic crown in the just-ended season.

The move did go on well with Dynamos chairman Kenny Mubaiwa, who blasted Pasuwa saying the coach did not act in good faith.

Mubaiwa even went on to say that Pasuwa was nobody when they hired him.

CAPS have also been left in a similar situation after their coach Taurai Mangwiro endered in his resignation on Friday.

It will be a difficult task for United to get another coach of Mangwiro calibre, as he has remained faithful to the club despite all the off-field problems haunting the Green machine.

For the past two seasons, CAPS have mounted serious title challenges but have shot themselves in the foot by in-houses squabbles at crucial stages of the season.

The players have gone on strikes before crucial matches resulting in Makepekepe dropping vital points on the road.

While these two coaches have not been appreciated by their clubs, it looks like it has not diminished their appeal in the eyes of rival suitors.   

Mangwiro is now linked with the DeMbare job while Pasuwa has been courted by Harare City an Triangle.

Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches Association chairman Bheki Nyoni said the Glamour Boys will find it difficult to find a replacement for Pasuwa. 

“I can tell you that the coach who is going to take over and Dynamos cannot be guaranteed to win the league next season, he needs time and supporters will need to be patient,” said Nyoni.

“You know it is difficult to surpass Pasuwa’s record at Dynamos it needs a very good coach.

“For Mangwiro I wouldn’t want to say he is the best for Dembare’s job, it’s up to the club executive to employ a person they think is the right one.

“Dynamos must look for a special coach who is able to face the huge task at their club.

“But generally Magwiro is a good coach taking into consideration that he guided CAPS to finish on respectable position despite financial challenges at the club.”

Veteran football broadcaster Charles Mabika said Dynamos should have avoided the public spat between Mubaiwa and Pasuwa.

“The Dynamos executive must not have taken their fight with Pasuwa to newspapers; they should have solved their issues behind closed doors.”

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