End of the road for Mutasa

HARARE - Lloyd Mutasa’s tenure as the Dynamos coach is likely to come to an end when the Glamour Boy’s leadership meets today after a string of poor results.

The Harare giants are now set to finish the season without any silverware after they were bundled out of the Chibuku Super Cup in the first round by How Mine on Sunday.

DeMbare lost 5-4 on penalties to the Bulawayo gold miners after the match ended goalless after 90 minutes.

In the league, the Glamour Boys are a massive 15 points behind log leaders FC Platinum with seven games to go before the season ends.

Mutasa’s team has managed only two wins from 11 matches in all competitions and the weekend’s defeat appears to be the final straw with the club bosses expected to wield the axe.

“Unless something dramatic happens, I don’t see Mutasa surviving,” a source close to the DeMbare hierarchy told the Daily News yesterday.

“The club believes that he cannot identify the problem with the team and he appears relaxed; neither him nor any member of his technical staff are showing concern for the poor performances.

“As we speak, the club is already looking for a replacement to take over for the remainder of the season.”

According to the source, Dynamos are considering hiring an English coach by the name of David Booth.

It would be the second time the Glamour Boys have been led by a European coach this season after Portuguese Paulo Jorge Silva lasted only five matches at the start of the season.

If the Booth deal fails to materialise, DeMbare are likely to try and lure former CAPS United and Harare City coach Taurai Mangwiro from the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa).

Mangwiro was appointed Zifa technical director last week but the Glamour Boys believe they can entice him back to club management.

Even if the club fails to tie down their main targets immediately, they are prepared to find an interim coach to take charge of the remaining seven league matches.

A substantive coach would then be appointed before the end of the year in order to have enough time to prepare for the 2017 season.

A new interim coach might be in charge of the side when DeMbare host Tsholotsho as the Castle Lager Premiership resumes tomorrow at Rufaro Stadium.

Dynamos president Kenni Mubaiwa refused to comment on Mutasa’s fate, insisting the former midfielder remains in charge for the time being.

However, the Harare businessman admitted his executive was assessing the debacle “with a view to improve the team’s fortunes”.

“It’s not a secret that results are not coming,” Mubaiwa said. “We will look into it and consult widely to ensure all our structures are adequately improved so that our performance reaches the expectations of our fans and spectators alike.”


Ngezi Platinum v Chapungu (Baobab), ZPC Kariba v CAPS United (Nyamhunga), Border Strikers v FC Platinum (Dulibadzimu), Bulawayo City v Triangle (Barbourfields), Dynamos v Tsholotsho (Rufaro)


Chicken Inn v Mutare City (White City), Harare City v Highlanders (Rufaro), How Mine v Hwange (Luveve)

Comments (2)

Mutasa must go we are sick and tired nekudyiwa guys enough is enough

Evans Chikomwe - 21 September 2016

Mutasa is not the problem, guys let's be honest. Ken Mubaiwa is the root cause of the DeMbare rot, even if you hire a foreign coach or a coach from the moon hapana-hapana, Mubaiwa must go!!!!!!

RichNell - 21 September 2016

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