Dynamos approach Dennis Dauda

HARARE - It has emerged that champions Dynamos have approached ZPC Kariba regarding the signing of defender Dennis Dauda – the country’s reigning Player of the Year. 

Club manager Richard Chihoro made contact with ZPC officials and the players’ management team yesterday to enquire about the possibility of signing the highly-rated defender ahead of the upcoming 2015 Castle Premiership season and the Glamour Boys were given permission to talk to him.

The 26-year-old ZPC stopper last week missed a wonderful opportunity to break into European football after failing to impress during trials with Azerbaijan top-flight club Gabala FC.

Dauda, who was crowned Soccer Star of the Year last season, immediately flew back home last week and has been linked with a move to big-spending How Mine, who are believed to be ready to table an offer for the defender.

Dauda is believed to be angling for a move away from ZPC, who last season came so close to winning the league title in their maiden top-flight season, only to be edged out on the last day of the term by Dynamos.

Despite How Mine’s market manoeuvres, the interest from Dynamos is likely to excite Dauda’s handlers, who will likely see the record 21-times Zimbabwean champions as a better springboard for an eventual move abroad. 

Contents of Dauda’s contract with ZPC are unclear, but he reportedly has one year left on the deal.

A well-placed source however indicated that the one-year contract signed at the beginning of last season comes with an option to extend the deal for another year, which means he could well walk out of the club as a free agent.

Dynamos are battling to rebuild a new look team following the recent departure of several keys players who were part of Calisto Pasuwa’s dominant squads of between 2011 and 2014.

Players who have recently left the club include midfielders Devon Chafa and Tawanda Muparati, who signed for How Mine in the pre-season transfer window, alongside Thomas Magorimbo, who has gone to ZPC Kariba.

Defender Themba Ndlovu moved to ambitious Harare City while striker Washington Pakamisa has reportedly joined Mozambican side Liga Muculmana. 

Strikers Rodreck Mutuma and Simba Sithole alongside attacking midfielder Tafadzwa Rusike are also facing the exit before the close of the transfer window.

The asking fees by the players for the renewal of their contracts has been the major reason behind the impasse, or at least we are made to believe, with the club insisting it cannot afford the requested payments.

Comments (3)

Dauda at ZPC you are assured of a regular and constant salary

Mukanya - 27 January 2015

dauda better ayende. he is becoming a distraction to zpc kariba's preparations.

sabhuku chitsamwi - 27 January 2015

Dembare, please please we need strikers who can score goals . Goals and Goals is what you need. Regardless those who have gone, please try and get goal getters.

Brian Chikwati - 27 January 2015

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