DeMbare's ambitious plan

HARARE - Dynamos have set an ambitious five year plan to turn around the Harare giants into a debt free self-sustainable machine that owns its own stadium and runs an informative television magazine show.

Speaking during the launch of the DeMbare TV magazine show in Harare yesterday, Dynamos president Kenny Mubaiwa said the popular Harare club is looking to reach world class standards by 2020.

Mubaiwa said the Zimbabwe champions are currently negotiating with ZTV and SuperSport to air the magazine show which will focus on in-depth scrutiny of the lives of players, match reports and analysis.

“There is no doubt that if you talk of football in Zimbabwe and possible Africa as a whole the Dynamos FC brand comes up,” he said.

“Over the years this powerful brand has been abused. People have enriched themselves at the expense of those who suffered for it.

“My executive will bring to an end this abuse. We sat down and developed a five year strategic plan which will position Dynamos at its rightful place that is number one in Africa.

“We would like to start a commercial business line for the club by June 1, 2015. World over no club survives on gate takings.

“It’s the commercial activities that can sustain the day to day running of the club. We would like to appeal to the corporate world who would like to create a database of loyal customers, to come and partner us. They will never go wrong.

“It is high time for the club to have a club house. By 2018 the club should have its own club house that will have state of the art training facilities. By year 2020 Dynamos should own its own stadium.

“We are working tirelessly to spruce our image by clearing our creditors by December 2017.”

The Harare giants will be working with local consultants Imago Communications to help them realise their dream and launch the TV project.

“Their (Imago) first task is to organise and raise funds for the belated 50th anniversary which is targeted to be held end of July or beginning of August 2015,” said Mubaiwa.

“Today, we are also launching the DeMbare TV, the first in Zimbabwean football. We are inviting corporates to come and place their adverts on the DVD.

“The selling price of the DVD will be a dollar. I am appealing to all Dynamos supporters to buy the original DVD.”

Dynamos club patron Webster Shamu implored municipalities to assist Dynamos in their endeavour to have their own stadium.

“All these great stadiums like Old Trafford are there not because these clubs paid for them; they were given land by their municipalities, so why can’t we also support our own clubs?” he said.

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Dreaming

cleaven - 30 May 2015

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