DeMbare promise more signings

HARARE - Dynamos secretary general Webster Chikengezha yesterday insisted the club are still active on the transfer market in the hopes of providing new coach David Mandigora with the arsenal he requires.

The Glamour Boys have already been busy strengthening their squad ahead of the 2015 Castle Premiership season which start in March.

DeMbare, who have won the league title in the last four years, yesterday officially unveiled the five acquisitions they have made thus far on the transfer market.

Former CAPS United striker Kelvin Bulaji and Godknows Murwira, who signed from relegated Shabanie Mine were among the five players paraded yesterday at a ceremony in the capital.

The Glamour Boys also unveiled goalkeeper Tonderai Mateyaunga, who signed from ZPC Kariba together youth players, defender Nigel Gandare and midfielder Carlos Rusere, who have been promoted to the first team.

Gandare and Rusere spent the 2013 season while on loan with ZRP FC and DC Academy respectively playing in the World Navi Northern Region Division One League.

“We would like to welcome our new players to the team. We want to introduce the new players to the executive and to the board and also to make it easy for them to get into the system,” Chikengezha said. “For now these are the players that we have signed.”

The DeMbare boss also cleared the air surrounding CAPS United striker Dominic Chungwa and ZPC Kariba defender Obey Mwerahari, who are both pushing to join the reigning champions.

“As for Chungwa and Mwerahari they can only join us upon getting clearance from their teams because we are told they still have running contracts,” he said.

Chikengezha added that there are also still in negotiations to retain some of the players from the previous season and revealed further additions to DeMbare’s squad were necessary as they continue to rejuvenate their team.

“We still have some contractual issues with some players from the previous season. We are negotiating; we have tabled our offer and if they can’t accept then we will have to look elsewhere for other players,” he said.

“It’s not like we don’t want these players but we are guided with our budget. As you all know our sponsors have reduced the budget for us. Again the economic conditions are not favourable so we cannot go beyond our reach.”

The likes of Simba Sithole, Russell Madamombe, Tafadzwa Rusike and Roderick Mutuma are all out of contract at the Glamour Boys.

Their futures are also as uncertain as contract extension talks appear to have stalled in recent weeks.

The Glamour Boys have been able to tie down defender Ocean Mushure and midfielder Stephen Alimenda to new long term deals. 

Dynamos appeared one happy family yesterday as players led by senior guys like Augustine Mbara, Milton Makopa, Mushure and Ocscar Machapa mixed with their new teammates at yesterday’s luncheon.

Alimenda and Washington Pakamisa have also committed their future to DeMbare but missed yesterday’s function due to personal reasons. 

But the group was not complete though without club captains Murape Murape and Thomas Magorimbo who were conspicuous about their absence.

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