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This new-look Dynamos will bring back glory days: Romario

Staunch Dynamos cheerleader Chris ‘Romario’ Musekiwa believes the current Dynamos squad assembled by coach Tonderai ‘Stanza’ Ndiraya will bring back glory days to the blue half of the capital.

The Harare giants put in a solid shift in the Chibuku Super Cup, winning their three games and drawing two before government temporarily suspended football due to the resurgent Covid-19 virus.

Interestingly, Ndiraya’s charges only conceded one goal since the tournament started- right-back Emmanuel Jalai’s own goal in the 1-1 draw with arch-rivals CAPS United and it is that stubborn defence, plus other factors, which excite Romario.

Coach Ndiraya has managed to assemble a rejuvenated star studded-squad. We have witnessed two star players on each position.The new look Dynamos side has the best defence in the league, a quality midfield department and we have also seen very good strikers who can deliver the much desired results,” an excited sounding Romario told Dembare.net.

The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League has evaded Dynamos since 2014, with FC Platinum dominating in recent years but Romario believes the Platinum miners’ days at the top of Zimbabwean football are numbered.

He also insists DeMbare have what it takes to go all the way in the Chibuku Super Cup.

“We have always been dynamic DeMbare inopedza masports .As Dynamos fans we foresee glory days coming back and Chibuku Super Cup success beacons. This season we have a good squad, good enough to end FC Platinum’s dominance in the league.We have always been fighters hence we wish our Glamour Boys the best of luck in the the next round of the lucrative Chibuku Super Cup,” he said.

The current Dynamos squad is a blend of youth and experience, with captain Partson Jaure in the heart of defence while exciting young acquisition Bill Antonio has been hailed for reminding the local football football fraternity that teenagers can still shine in the iconic blue and white strip.

 

Dynamos Beat Zimbabwe Warriors In Friendly

Harare giants Dynamos overcame the Zimbabwe national team 3-2 in a friendly match played at the National Sports Stadium this afternoon.

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Cameroonian import Albert Eonde was the hero of the show after grabbing a hattrick for the Glamour Boys while Tafadzwa Jaravani and Chirinda replied for the Warriors.

Dembare led 3-0 at halftime.

Interestingly, Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya was in the Warriors dugout as co-assistant to Zdravko Logarusic together with Lloyd Chitembwe. Ndiraya’s assistant at Dynamos, Naison Muchekela took charge of the Boys In Blue.

Logarusic is preparing his men for the upcoming CHAN tournament to be held between the 16th of January 16 and the 7th of February 2020 in Cameroon.

DYNAMOS STARTING XI

  1. Tymon Mvula
  2. Emmanuel jalai
  3. Tinotenda Muringai
  4. Sylvester Appiah
  5. Munyaradzi Mawadza
  6. Ali-Joseph Maliselo
  7. Barnabas Mushunje
  8. Jarrison Selemani
  9. Albert Eonde
  10. Juansmith Mutudza
  11. Tanaka Chidhobha

Despite Inaction, 2020 An Eventful Year For Dynamos

IT has been a very productive year for Harare giants Dynamos FC despite the 2020 Premiership season having been wiped out by the Covid-19 pandemic, a raging ailment that has also claimed several lives in the football fraternity.

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The Glamour Boys have struggled to make an impact on the field of play in the past two seasons spending the better parts of the terms battling for their lives.

But coach Tonderai Ndiraya had assembled a strong-looking side early this year with the former Ngezi Platinum Stars gaffer drafting in more than 11 new players before the season was called off due to the pandemic.

While the year has largely been quiet due to lack of field action, Dynamos took advantage of the lull to put their structures in order and fill several Club Licensing gaps.

While other teams like CAPS United have lost their principal sponsors due to the Covid-19-induced hardships, Dynamos have managed to retain their financial partners, Gold Leaf Tobacco, while welcoming a US$300 000 kit sponsorship deal with Looks as well.

Instead of giving excuses like their counterparts, Dynamos have embarked on several outreach programmes, keeping their vibe and relationship with their supporters intact.

Dynamos Marketing And Communications Manager Yvonne Mangunda (pictured), said her team saw a window of opportunity to enhance their visibility even at a time when the game is not active.

“We have had several community outreach programmes during this lockdown. In our effort to support the Mbare Community, we partnered with our all-weather sponsors Gold Leaf Tobacco to donate food hampers to the needy member of that community,” said Mangunda.

“We have had so many initiatives, doing outreach programmes in Tynwald, Budiriro and Msasa. Just last weekend we also provided some section of our supporters in Glen Norah, who identify themselves as “MaDembare,” with some kits  while they go about their hairdressing business.

“Basically, we realised that Dynamos is a big club and they have a lot of supporters in all parts of the country who we know have been deprived of action for the whole of the year so this is just a way to remind them that we are still there and we value them. We have decided to keep in touch with them.

“We have always and will always try to reach out to our supporters so that we remain in touch at a time when we are not able to meet them at the stadiums.

“In all these outreach programmes, we have tried to give our fans the opportunity to interact with the players so that we build and enhance the bond that exists between these two inseparable sets of people.

“A lot has happened at Dynamos but we are in that phase where things have taken a different direction with the current administration which we have at Dynamos at the moment. A lot has been said about the team and a lot has happened too but in the last two years, things have taken a different direction and more is still to come.

“We appreciate our supporters and the people in general. You may have seen that we have tried to give some of our legends the replicas which are on sale throughout the country right now just as a way to appreciate them. We have given the replicas to the likes of Desmond Maringwa and Murape Murape, among others. Our legends are still part of us, they are still part of the family and we value their input,” Mangunda said.

Dynamos’ partnership with Belgian side KV Mechelen has also seen them receiving top-of-the range scientific equipment to be used in training.

Dynamos Replica Jerseys Go On Sale

THE first consignment of the Dynamos FC official replica jerseys have been delivered and will immediately go on sale at Betta Ball Sports in Joina City.

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Each jersey costs US$35, but fans who will buy from the various Supporters Chapters will get a “Christmas price” of US$30.

The Marketing And Communications Manager of Dynamos FC Yvonne Mangunda confirmed the arrival of the replicas and immediately urged the fans to buy.

“Yes the replicas are here and will go on from tomorrow (Saturday)US$35 at Betta Ball Sports Joina City Harare. We are also going to be selling them through the Supporters Chapters at a discounted price of US$30, with every jersey sold earning the Chapter US$1” she said.

Fans in the diaspora can order their merchandise through the online site otblooks.com

The Chapters members to contact are as follows;

*Harare Metropolitan George Nyandoro 0772593961
*Harare Chapter Mudakwashe Machekera 0772465695
*Bulawayo Mathias Taderera 0774780799
*Marondera-Clemence Chimbari 0772619800
*Zvishavane Konwick Machingura 0712379309
*Mutare Collins Mbato 0773155346
*Kariba- Phibeon Munaapi 0778067363
*Karoi- Maswenya 0717574933
*Bindura Jane Mushininga 0716681637
*Kadoma Gift Musvota 077232002
*Gweru Solomon Sishlokwe 0772732431
*Norton Dennis Mukote 0772273701
*Chinhoyi Freddie Mazarura 0772587060
*Kwekwe Gift Mlambo 0733345925
*Ngezi Uvumba 0774736466

Dembare Honours Maringwa

DYNAMOS Football Club have honoured former club captain and one of its most loyal sons Desmond Maringwa with a replica club jersey in Harare today.

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Maringwa, who is now the Football Union Of Zimbabwe (FUZ) President, received the jersey from Yvonne Mangunda, the Marketing And Communications Manager Of Dynamos FC.

He tweeted his gratitude “Thank You @OfficialDynamos for a nice surprise and an early Christmas present, I now own an official Dynamos FC jersey. I am humbled”

“Gazza” as he is widely known served the Glamour Boys for more than 12 years and was part of the trailblazing Dembare squad that reached the final of the CAF Champions League in 1998.

Maringwa has the distinction of having played for a single team all his professional career.

According to Mangunda, the replicas go on sale tomorrow (Saturday) at Betta Ball Sports Shop in Joina City at a price of US$35 each.

Chanakira Gets His Replica

Career banker and motivational expert Nigel Chanakira was one of the first recipients of the new Dynamos FC official replica jerseys in Harare today.

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The former Chairman of Kingdom Bank acquired the official replica at the Dynamos offices in Harare, a few hours before tweeting a photo of himself wearing the jersey in the Dembare offices.

According to the Dynamos Marketing And Communications Manager Yvonne Mangunda, the replicas go on sale tomorrow (Saturday) at Betta Ball Sports Shop in Joina City at a price of US$35 each.

Football Icons Hail Dembare New Kit Deal

VARIOUS football personalities have congratulated Dynamos Football Club for the new kit partnership they unveiled with On The Ball Sports, through the LOOKS brand, at a glitzy function yesterday saying it is a milestone event in the history of the club and local football in general.

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The country’s biggest and most successful club, announced yesterday they had signed a three-year kit sponsorship deal with a UK-based sports equipment and apparel manufacturer, On The Ball through their brand LOOKS.

Sportscaster Barry Manandi, who graced the occasion, tweeted his congratulations to the Glamour Boys; “Congratulations to Dynamos and OTB LOOKS for launching their new partnership! From this training shirt, plenty of reasons to be excited about the future for Chazunguza fans”

Fellow sportscaster Mike Madoda said the LOOKS brand is top quality. “The one thing I’ll say about about LOOKS Sportswear is that Dynamos are gonna be looking good, its top quality gear. It might be a relatively unknown brand, but their quality and some of the designs are right up there.”

Fellow PSL club Bulawayo Chiefs sent in a brief message, “Congratulations our brothers Dynamos FC on your kit sponsorship. We celebrate with you”

Former Caps Utd player and ZiFM presenter Alois Bunjira saluted Dembare Chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa for spearheading the kit deal. “Dynamos FC kwakuseri guys. Yes they launched their Technical partnership with the top top sports brand LOOKS.

“I had a glimpse of the kits and the regalia they are getting. Haa vanenge vakachena boys dzangu. The official launch was professional. I see Dynamos going places with this kind of professionalism. Sure Mr Mupfurutsa has engaged the top professionalism gear.

“I see many more corporate partners coming in to join Dynamos. Remmington Gold are their principal partners and they have had a great relationship already thus far. LOOKS will bring the good looks to the partnership. I see my sister Yvonne Tendai has settled in well at the club,” said Bunjira.

Coach Tonderai Ndiraya says the coming in of such corporates will certainly make his job easier as his team aims to reclaim their lost glory.

“As members of the technical team, we are very excited by this kit sponsorship deal,’’ said Ndiraya. “We are grateful to the sponsors who have come on board.

“One most important aspect of looking good is that the players get to gain more confidence and that would even manifest in the field of play.”

“What is happening at Dynamos right now is something that we have to appreciate,’’ said Ndiraya.

“The developments show that more and more corporates are showing a great deal of confidence in Dynamos.

Dynamos patron, Webster Shamu hailed the Glamour Boys leadership for their efforts in taking the leading role in professionalising sport in the country.

“What has happened today is a reflection of the realities of what Dynamos Football Club is all about,’’ said Shamu.

“I think that today we have witnessed an event which is reflective of the fact that Dynamos have moved on to another level in terms of organisation and administration.

“It’s a reflection that Dynamos is not going backwards, we are moving forward.

“Apparently, we were affected by Covid-19 but we are determined to succeed and we have seen the efforts being put in place by the Dynamos football leadership headed by Bernard Lusengo-Marriot.

The new partnership will see the England-based sportswear manufacturer supplying DeMbare with playing kits, training kits, travelling gear, club replicas and merchandise.

The first consignment of the team’s playing, and training equipment, is expected tomorrow while the replicas are set to arrive in the country in the next three weeks.

 

Yvonne Mangunda Now Dynamos Marketing Manager

Former Star FM presenter Yvonne Mangunda is the new Marketing And Communications Manager at Dynamos Football Club.

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The broadcaster took to Twitter to announce her new post after quitting the top radio station last week after serving for eight years.

The First Lady Of Sport tweeted: “As my chapter with Star FM concludes, a new season has begun. I am now the Marketing and Communications Manager for the biggest club in Zimbabwe, Dynamos.

“It’s a privilege to have been headhunted by the most supported team, with the most titles in Zimbabwe.”

Yvonne joins other female football administrators in the PSL who include Chido Chizondo of FC Platinum and Harare City’s CEO Tafadzwa Bhasera.

Murwira Speaks On Weight Gain And Return To Football

DYNAMOS utility player Godknows Murwira has spoken on his battles with weight gain during his rehabilitation from a nasty injury and has also thanked the club for footing all bills during the operation.

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“Of course, Covid-19, as you know, is a bad thing and it shut the game. Our profession is football and without the game we obviously suffer physically and mentally.

“But for me the long break in football gave me some time to get operated on and some time to recover as well

“I am now fully fit and I have been training alone at home for the past two weeks. I am very happy for that, but I have lots of work to do ahead of me.

“Firstly, I have become weighty for obvious reasons.

“I haven’t been able do proper football exercises because I have been in a lot of pain.

“It is something that I have had to live with, but it has been very painful.

“I was operated on some four or so months ago and the wound took some time to heal so I have been sitting, doing nothing waiting for it to fully recover.

“I am now fit, but I have started with weight training. I have to shed a lot of kilos which I have accumulated as a result of the prolonged rest.

“We are athletes you know and we don’t have to be sitting doing nothing like I have been for the past three or so months.

“So the past two weeks have been hard for me as I have been running non-stop wearing uncomfortable clothes to lose weight.

“I definitely cannot complain. The commitment has helped me a lot. I had become weighty but now I am almost back in shape

“I am almost there now. I need to keep on working and all things being equal I should be joining my teammates for routine football training very soon, I would have shaped up.”

“I am not talking much about my parent club FC Platinum now. But, what I can say is I am out to rediscover myself.

“I am very happy at Dynamos who footed all the bills for me to get treated after suffering that nasty injury.

“I am willing to work and repay them with my heart in the field of play.”

Dembare Official Kit To Be Unveiled Soon

DYNAMOS Football Club have refuted widespread speculation that the kit (pictured) worn by players at their ongoing social responsibility programmes and training sessions is the official playing kit for the Harare giants.

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DeMbare Chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa says Dynamos will, infact, unveil their official 2020 playing kits in the coming weeks.

The Premier Soccer League management recently revealed that the 2020 season is provisionally set to be played in a mini league “bubble” format.

The 21-time champions are ticking all the right boxes at a time when some financially struggling local clubs are feeling the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

But for the usually problem-ridden club, what was largely expected to be a tough year for them has in fact turned out to be a fairly smooth sail for the club, all thanks to principal sponsors Gold Leaf Tobacco.

The DeMbare boss clarified the matter, “Contrary to what most people think, the kit that was widely circulated on social media about two weeks ago is not the official kit that will be used by the team but it’s part of regalia that players will use during social responsibility initiatives.

“We are involved in so many social responsibility programmes in partnership with our sponsors RG-Gold Leaf Tobacco and our players must be identifiable when doing non-profit work in communities,” explained Mupfurutsa.

“The official kit will be unveiled in a few weeks.” 

“Now that football has been given the green light to resume, we are forging ahead with plans to unveil a brand manufactured official kit that will be used in the mini league format that is being proposed by the PSL,” he said.

Turning to the DeMbare/ RG-Gold Leaf Tobacco partnership that has seen the club resemble a smooth sailing ship, Mupfurutsa said the club was in a good space and would continue to strive to improve the welfare of its players.

“We are in a good space, we can’t complain. Our sponsors have been very generous by making sure we navigate through these difficult times as our players are paid on time and did not have to worry about pay cuts when other clubs were struggling to keep afloat.

“We are in the first two years of a five-year deal and the relationship between the club and our sponsors keeps growing,” he added.