DeMbare coach in ugly Magaya scuffle

HARARE - Paulo Jorge Silva’s turbulent Dynamos tenure could be coming to an end following his scuffle with Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) leader Walter Magaya at Hellenics Sports Club yesterday.

The Glamour Boys’ executive had to hold a crucial meeting to discuss the Portuguese coach’s conduct after the latest humiliating incident.

The club hierarchy are now considering relieving him of his duties.

Yesterday’s mayhem at Hellenics was sparked after Silva felt Gunners players were going in hard when tackling Dynamos players during a practice match, the Daily News has learnt.

In a fit of rage, the Portuguese coach stopped the match and made a bee line straight for Magaya, who is the Gunners proprietor.

Not knowing what the DeMbare gaffer might attempt, Magaya’s security personnel stepped in to protect the popular preacher.

There was total chaos as Silva grappled with Magaya’s security and in the end he had to be restrained by members of the Dynamos technical team.

The Portuguese then turned his attention to his goalkeepers’ coach Gift Muzadzi and another nasty exchange followed.

Dynamos president Kenni Mubaiwa confirmed yesterday’s incident and said the club is now getting tired of the Portuguese’s conduct.

“As Dynamos, we are not happy with his (Silva) behaviour. We can’t hire him from Portugal to come and fight people here all the time,” Mubaiwa told Daily News yesterday.

“What we want are results, period. Dynamos is a big team and he cannot keep on like this so maybe we should reconsider his position.

“And especially after losing 0-3 in our opening game we expect him to be addressing mistakes not fighting with people. His behaviour is creating divisions in the team which is not healthy.

“He should know that there is nothing special about him. He is just like any other coach and if he can’t bring us results he deserves the axe. We never hired him for boxing but to coach football.”

This is not the first time Silva, who arrived in the country in January, has been in the media for the wrong reasons.

Only last weekend, Silva had again to be restrained by his assistants after he confronted members of the SuperSport crew covering their match against Chicken Inn at Barbourfields Stadium.

The DeMbare coach was not pleased when referee Thomas Masa waived played on after a penalty appeal by his players.

Silva approached the SuperSport crew on the touchline and demanded an instant replay to view the incident for a second time.

He was turned away by the technicians but in classic Silva style, he did not take it lightly and began scuffling with the SuperSport crew.

In February, Silva disgraced himself when he attacked a female ZBC TV cameraperson who was covering the team’s training session.

Silva drew the wrath of the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists and other leading women rights group for his despicable act.

With results also not going his way on the pitch after last weekend’s embarrassing defeat to the Gamecocks, the DeMbare gaffer will be even under more pressure during this weekend’s home match against Triangle.

Comments (12)

the bucks stops squarely on Keni Mubaiwa's desk as he is the one who bullied everyone else to hire the bully from Portugal ahead of more qualified coaches from home. He is the one who jettisoned Pasuwa, Ndiraya and players like Bello, Moyo, Chafa, Chitiyo,etc because they refused to toe his dictatorial line. it is him, together with the boxer from Portugal who must be fired. a big institution like dembare can't continue to be led by a neck chain-loving adult behaving like a 14year old. grow up Keni and remember the team owes you nothing

chitova - 7 April 2016

Heeede! Seka zvako mwana wedangwe. What is Dynamos trying to do by keeping a rascal? Typical Keni Mubaiwa style. Gore rino tichaonerera......

Heheeeeede - 7 April 2016

but Zimbabwe inyika yakana chose,coz in other countries mu foreigner haangambomerebese muswe zvakadaro,unodamburwa ne two minutes,maybe inyaya yeganda chena.Ngatisa jairirwe zvakadaro, he must be a racist coach iyeye i suspect.

vibez - 7 April 2016

Why Mr Mubaiwa did you ever get him? Our country is reeling from unemployment and yet instead of giving one local Zimbos the job you go for an unknown, I trusted, uncouth clown like Silva! In fact the most successful coaches at our club have been former players wani. Pasuwa, Marimo, Yogi... Ipai means wevhu basa iroro, who knows what we r about, not a mercenary, add one more job. Learn from the best Barca, Atletico, Real, PSG, that's the modern trend. Get real mhani,,,

Taribho North - 7 April 2016

Mr Mubaiwa pliz get rid of that Portuguese bully..or better still arrange a boxing match with Manyuchi coz thatz what he luvs most..This guy is taking Zimbabweans for a ride an he should pack his bags and go back wherever he came from..after all he is bringing 3-0 losing margins.whatz that??foolish foolish Silva..

itai musekiwa - 8 April 2016

Mr Mubaiwa pliz get rid of that Portuguese bully..or better still arrange a boxing match with Manyuchi coz thatz what he luvs most..This guy is taking Zimbabweans for a ride an he should pack his bags and go back wherever he came from..after all he is bringing 3-0 losing margins.whatz that??foolish foolish Silva..

itai musekiwa - 8 April 2016

Mr Kenny Mubaiwa must go and let people like Farai Munesti take over, people who are professional in the way they do things. Its not that Silva is wrong it is the executive that has failed in its duties. How can you allow a goalkeepers' coach to give orders to the head coach. Shame on you Mr Mubaiwa

jojo - 8 April 2016

Can someone be kind enough to tell us why Silva was hired by DeMbare in the first place? The guy has no serious qualifications as a coach neither does he have a track record of any kind so why is he where he is and how did he get a work permit to start with? This guy must be doing something special for someone at the top hence his continued stay at DeMbare. Thought the club needed a football expect and not a featherweight boxing champion?

Cuthbert Mithi - 8 April 2016

muvhet uyooo hazivi bhora ngadzokere kuD2 kumusha...akutoita bhora musango TIKUMUONA ZVEDU

#10Letsohh# - 9 April 2016

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