DeMbare axe Murape Murape

HARARE - Dynamos yesterday sacked assistant coach Murape Murape while head coach Lloyd Mutasa survived the chop for the time being.

After emerging from yesterday’s executive meeting, the Glamour Boys president Kenni Mubaiwa revealed they had sacked assistant coach Murape with immediate effect.

The former Dynamos midfielder, who joined the technical department following Portuguese Paulo Jorge Silva’s sacking in May, was sacrificed for a recent interview he gave to the media which was critical of the club.

“We do not tolerate such kind of behaviour from members of our technical staff; going to the media and talking trash about the club,” Mubaiwa said.

“Murape will not be on the bench when we play against Tsholotsho tomorrow (today) while Mutasa remains the coach but, of course, we discussed the results.

“We categorically told him the results must improve with immediate effect against Tsholotsho.”

Although Mubaiwa refused to talk further about Mutasa’s future, the Daily News has it on good authority that he survived the chop only for 24 hours.

“The executive was divided on the issue of Mutasa with some members pushing for his immediate sacking while others want him to come in as an assistant to the incoming coach,” said the source.

“Technically, he has been fired because the game against Tsholotsho is likely to be the last game he will be in charge of the team.

“In the event that the executive fail to rope in a new coach, Mutasa will remain in charge for the FC Platinum match at the weekend.”

According to the source, DeMbare’s number one candidate for the job is Zifa technical director Taurai Mangwiro.

As of last night, DeMbare had begun negotiations with Mangwiro’s employers Zifa, regarding his exit so that he will be available in time for this weekend’s trip to Zvishavane to face log leaders FC Platinum.

The Glamour Boys had also lined up a British coach by the name David Booth but the idea was shot down due to the club’s recent experience with a foreign coach, Silva.

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