Kamba reaches out to Marriot

HARARE - There is a flicker of hope that Dynamos Football Club’s never-ending squabbles could be nearing an end, as Ernest Kamba’s faction has insisted that it is willing to work with Bernard Marriot’s group.

After a barren spell and dip in the club’s fortunes over the last two seasons, Zimbabwe’s biggest soccer team has been torn by renewed boardroom squabbles as various factions also vie for control of the country’s most popular club.

While Kamba’s group held its own annual general meeting (AGM) in Harare last year and elected a new board, Marriot — the current Dynamos chair — has also called for an AGM in the capital on January 22.

“After many years of mounting pressure... to respect the statutes governing Dynamos FC (Private) Limited, we welcome Marriot’s wise and sober decision to call that annual meeting,” he said.

“For a very long time... we have been demanding for total compliance with the Company’s Act and... statutes — our constitution in particular — (and) we have (also) been denied our right as stake holders to fully participate in decision making,” Kamba told the Daily News yesterday.

“Therefore, in the interest of... Dynamos FC P/L and as we embrace Marriot’s honourable decision, we call upon all sons, including our wonderful supporters to rally behind this AGM,” the former Dembare player and executive said, adding “maximum support must be given to this golden opportunity for our reconciliation and the reconstruction of the team to bring it back to its glory, and glamour days”.

“We must... unite us for a common good cause (and) the success of Dynamos. Let’s do it for the respect and delight our supporters – let’s achieve, and bring shame to prophets of doom and voices of doubt,” Kamba thundered in his rallying call for the meeting.

However, there are grumbles about the venue of the AGM, as it has been set for executive chairperson Kenni Mubaiwa’s office.

“Legally, Marriot could be within his rights, but we are simply saying it is inappropriate and unsuitable. He must seriously reconsider that decision. We believe the company offices at the National Sports Stadium would have been an idle venue — alternatively any local hotel or a public place..,” Kamba said.

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