Dynamos versus Chiefs long overdue

JOHANNESBURG - The Glamour Boys of Harare have just won yet another league title, cementing their status as Zimbabwe’s undisputed most successful team in the history of the country.

Down here in Mzansi, Kaizer Chiefs have gone on a long unbeaten run since the season commenced and are threatening to run away with the league title.

I wrote a few moons ago the striking similarities between Dynamos and the Soweto Glamour Boys, with both sharing the nickname of being a glamour side.

Just to recap; Dynamos have won the most championship titles in Zimbabwe and so has Kaizer Chiefs down here in Mzansi.

The Soweto giants are by far the most supported side in the country when you talk of numbers and card carrying members. So is DeMbare.

Amakhosi, or Love and Peace, as Chiefs are also known, boast several nicknames given to them by the adoring supporters. So is Chazunguza or Madinadina as those who swear by the blue and white will attest across Zimbabwe.

I had an opportunity to chat with Chiefs owner Kaizer Motaung on whether he is aware of the similarities between his club and that of Dynamos and his quick response was in the affirmative.

He claims to have been a big follower of Dynamos back in the days but because of the decline of Zimbabwean football, has naturally lost interest to concentrate on the business of his thriving side.

I further requested why the two clubs should not have a regular tournament just to show who is the boss among the two popular Glamour Boys but shrugged off the proposition as if to suggest if Dynamos want such a contest, they must initiate the proposal. The message was clear. Chiefs are definitely the bigger boys and Dynamos must do the approach – they say he pays the piper calls the tune.

In terms of financial muscle, there is definitely no comparison between Dynamos and Chiefs.

The former is still run on a part-time basis with no proper structures to show for years of success and I still wonder if players are paid on a specific date of the month or as when money is available.

On the other end, Chiefs are among the highest paying side on the continent and recently some of the club’s top players refused to be signed by England’s First Division side arguing the salaries they would earn in Europe compared well with what they were getting at the Soweto club.

In fact, most South Africans are now refusing to get contracts in countries like Denmark, Sweden or some European countries because salaries back home have really shot sky high.

But that is beside the point.

Dynamos have an obligation to their multitude of supporters to make sure they organise a match with their rival and more richer Glamour Boys down in Mzansi.

That match will create some big talking points.

Expect a full house at either Rufaro or National Sports Stadium with another bumper crowd expected in the return leg at FNB Stadium.

One thing Dynamos will be assured if the match happens in Johannesburg is that they won’t be overawed by the occasion since there a massive Zimbabwean community living within the Gauteng area.

It will be an opportunity for the Zimbabwean community to see their heroes in action.

If Dynamos really want some cash injection in their dry coffers, this is an opportunity. I have provided them with an easy business venture.

Please just give me a shout, am prepared to do so for free and for the love of the game.

Comments (1)

Well it really pains with the so called the Dynamos Executive and Board members. When they want to get into office they do vote buying like the had anything to offer. If you may ask from January now in December what improvement did you bring to the club since coming into office except to hear players threating boycotts over unpaid allowances. Please , please and the suggestion above is the only way forward so that for the rest of life you have one positive thing to talk about, which different from varikudya mari yeteam wheater true or false . Try this move.

Baba Clive - 15 December 2014

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