Category: Transfers

King Nadolo Joins Dembare

Its official…….King Nadolo is now a Glamour Boy!

In arguably the biggest transfer of this transfer window, the former Highlanders and TelOne attacker has put pen to paper at the Dynamos offices this afternoon.

The 24-year old dribbling wizard was voted one of the PSL Soccer Stars Of The Year last season despite playing for modest TelOne for just 6 months.

In those 6 months he scored an impressive 11 goals to finish as the third highest scorer in the elite league.

King was voted the Footballers Union Of Zimbabwe (FUZ) Player Of The Month last November.

Nadolo returned to the local Premiership last June from South Africa where his club Witbank Spurs had failed to pay him his outstanding salaries and bonuses amounting to R37 500.

The skilful player made a name for himself playing for Highlanders mesmerising opponents with his trickery and silky skills.

He left Highlanders at the expiry of his contract at the end of 2017 joining Spurs in South Africa.

His capture is surely likely to make Dembare a force to reckon with this coming season.

The Glamour Boys have been on a massive player recruitment that has filled fans with so much optimism for the coming season.

Welcome GlamourBoy King!

Chafa, Mukamba Reunite At Ngezi

Former Dynamos players Devon Chafa and Denver Mukamba will be looking to revive their dream midfield combination at Ngezi Platinum Stars when the 2020 football season resumes in March.

Chafa completed his switch to Baobab on Monday and joins friend Mukamba who has already signed with Ngezi.

The 2 players first played together at Kiglon in 2010 before forming a deadlier combination a year later at Dynamos where they laid the foundation for the famous four-league peat.
Mukamba won 2 league titles with Dynamos and was to part with Chafa when he went to South Africa where he played for Bidvest Wits, University Of Pretoria and Jomo Cosmos before returning to join Dynamos, Caps and then Chapungu from where he would cross to Ngezi.

Chafa won 4 league titles with Dynamos before leaving to join How Mine, Caps Utd and would later cross to Zambia to play for Buildcon.

On his return he joined FC Platinum where again he won a couple of league titles before his latest move to Ngezi.

Dembare fans had been excited by the speculation that the duo were on Tonderai Ndiraya’s shopping list and they drooled over the prospect of watching the 2 linkmen in the famous blue strip again.

Somehow the deals never materialised.


Chief striker Evans Katema has reportedly joined the great trek to Zambia after signing a contract with top-flight club Zanaco.

The 31-year old Soccer Star Of The Year finalist initially travelled to Zambia at the beginning of January for trials and medicals where he impressed the Zanaco technical team.

Zanaco seem to have developed an appetite for Zimbabwean players after former Dynamos midfielder Tafadzwa “Fire” Rusike’s successful stint with the Lusaka-based side.

Rusike has since joined Zanaco’s FAZ Super League rivals ZESCO United and the former have decided to retain a Zimbabwean flair in their squad by roping in Katema.

His move is a big blow to our team where he had established himself as the chief striker last season, and we were hoping he would form a dream partnership with newboy David Temwanjira this coming season.

It has been a phenomenal rise for Katema who, just over a year ago, was playing in the less glamorous Division One for Mushowani Stars.

He banged in 15 goals for the under-funded side helping them grab the sole ticket into the top-flight at the end of the 2018 season.

In the Premiership he scored 6 goals for Mushowani, which prompted Dembare to sign him in the middle of the season.

He scored another 6 goals for Chazunguza and finished among the league’s top scorers.

His form last season earned him a place in both the local-based Warriors and the Soccer Stars’ calendar becoming one of the very few players to do so in their debut seasons in the top-flight league.

Katema’s departure is likely to trigger coach Tonderai Ndiraya into an intensive search for attackers as his other striker Tawanda Macheke has moved to Black Rhinos.

Unconfirmed reports last night were saying Ndiraya wanted Dembare to re-engage our former striker, Cameroonian striker Christian Epoupa Ntouba, whose rumoured return to the club had seemingly collapsed a few days ago.

It will be interesting who the Executive will bring in as Katema’s replacements, but for now we wish Katema all the best in foreign land.

Ndiraya Speaks On Massive Recruitment

“We took a look at where we are coming from, our performances last season; and it is against that background that we went on a recruitment path to try to beef up our team.

We did not perform to the levels which are expected from us by the Dynamos faithful which really prompted us to take the route that we have taken. I was very clear last season that we did not have enough quality in our team last season and that cost us valuable points, we had to act this preseason.

We have brought in quite a number of players in all the departments to try and strengthen the team and give the team the new face that it needs. I think we also need to understand that we had to run around but we were a bit late in terms of invading the market.

But of course I also said it in my previous interviews that we were competing against teams with financial muscle and these teams got into the market first to do business. However, we also had some alternatives, that is where we quickly rushed to.

I am elated that apart from the alternatives in other departments of the team, we also went for the players who we thought were good enough to play for our team this year. The process has not been finished yet, we are still to bring some more players to bolster our attack, but I think what is of interest is the balance which we sought to have.

We have recruited young players  if you remember at the start of the season we recruited a few youngsters from FC Platinum’s development side and we promoted a few youngsters from our Division 2 side and I must admit that our development side managed to produce quite a number of good players and credit should go to coach Norman Taruvinga who is heading that side’s technical department.

These youngsters are definitely going to give us some options this season. Amongst the youngsters we have Tinotenda Chiunye and I think we all know what the boy can do. He was at ZPC Kariba last year and he gave a lot of teams a myriad of problems whenever he played so we felt that if he comes to join us he can quickly make a name for himself and move forward with his career.

We have retained the Aces Academy duo of  Emmanuel  Jalai and Jarisson Selemani. We saw how these boys performed last season. They exuded so much potential and can only do better this season.

Tinotenda Muringai and Kudzanai Dhemere are also among the youngsters that we have retained at Dynamos. We have also brought in experienced players like Sylvester Appiah from ZPC Kariba ,Byron Madzokere from Yadah FC, Partson Jaure from Manica Diamonds ,so it is that balance we needed to achieve as we blend the rookies with experienced players in our central defence where we think we did well last season.

We are really satisfied and believe that we will have good competition in all departments this coming season. A number of players have come in to strengthen our midfield but it is the attack that we are looking at now before we close off our recruitment exercise.

This is what we have done this year and we are happy but obviously as a coach you are never satisfied you always want more quality but these boys have come to a big and difficult institution where good results are expected always.

This team building exercise we have come for will surely set the tone and foundation for the boys to put in big performances this season. Dynamos FC is always about having a big heart and this is what we are trying to inculcate into these players”

(Coach Tonderai Ndiraya spoke to the media at Lake Chivero where Dynamos FC were taking part in a team-building/bonding exercise)

Madzokere Ditches SA Club For Dembare

Dynamos new recruit Byron Madzokere’s allegedly misled South Africa’s First Division side Moroka Swallows into preparing a contract for him, while at the same time signing a contract with Dembare last week.

Madzokere put pen to paper for Dynamos without informing his Zimbabwean agent, Butler Masango, who had negotiated the deal to sign for Swallows.The defender was under the care of Masango in South Africa for the better part of the festive season when he impressed the Moroka Swallows technical bench.

Swallows wanted to sign the defender but he was asked to clear with Yadah Stars first. He then left South Africa saying he wanted to get his clearance from Yadah only for him to go on and join Dynamos.

A disappointed Masango said Madzokere’s attitude could jeopardise his relations with Swallows.
“I was surprised to learn through the media that Byron had joined Dynamos. I am still in a state of shock,” said Masango.

“Moroka Swallows approached me to look for a good defender. I recommended Madzokere and I brought him to South Africa for a trial stint. Inside two days, the technical bench had been impressed by him.”

“He has the right stature, work ethic and is good on the ball. That is what they were looking for and they wanted to sign him immediately. However, he had to go back to Zimbabwe and get his clearance with his team, Yadah Stars.

“Before he went back to Zimbabwe, Madzokere had agreed personal terms with Swallows and while he was in Zimbabwe, the team was finalising his contract. To my surprise, I heard he has since joined Dynamos. He didn’t even call me to inform me of his decision or change of it.”

“It puts me in bad standing, my reputation as an intermediary, especially for Zimbabwean players, is at stake. I don’t even know what to tell Swallows at the moment. I think it is very bad for a player to act in such a manner he acted.”

Masango also revealed Madzokere had earlier failed to make the grade at another South African side, Free State Stars.

“He came here in December and I took him to my place before I arranged with Free State Stars to have a look at him as they wanted a centre-back. He went to Free State and stayed in a hotel for two weeks but the coach said he wasn’t impressed with him.”

“He came back to me and then I took him to Moroka Swallows and after two days their coach wanted to sign him. I was driving him almost 45km to Swallows for training and we agreed he must go and get his clearance from Yadah.”

“He went back to Zimbabwe and we were communicating and then, all of a sudden, I saw on Facebook that he signed for Dynamos. The person who stayed in my house, ate my food, that’s the thank you he gave me . . . His attitude is now making me to think twice about helping these Zimbabwean players.’’

Madzokere’s relationship with Yadah also ended under a cloud with the club questioning his professionalism. Masango suspects that is the reason why the player did not go to Yadah for clearance.

Dembare To Bring In Two More Players

Dynamos FC Marketing And Public Relations Executive Tinashe Farawo has reiterated their full support for Coach Tonderayi Ndiraya in his quest to reposition the Glamour Boys at the summit of local football.

Dembare has undertaken a massive recruitment exercise that has so far seen 11 players joining the 21-time Zimbabwe champions. This, however, fuelled speculation among fans, media and observers that the Executive were hoarding players without the input of the coaching personnel.

With the first batch of new players being signed during the festive holidays when Ndiraya was away on holiday, speculation was rife that the Executive had panicked and were imposing players on Ndiraya.

However Ndiraya, on his return, was quick to give his seal of approval to everything the Executive was doing. Training commenced last Monday and most of the new players were available adding to Ndiraya’s bliss.

But Dembare are not done yet with Farawo revealing that Ndiraya still needs about 2 more strikers.

“We have been ticking the boxes and we are probably left with one or two strikers to complete our task. We are just working according to the list submitted by the coach and I think we are almost through with it,’’ said Farawo.

“I am sure the coach and his technical team are happy with what we have done so far because we have given them what they have asked for. The coach requested for the players, and we have given him the players, and we think we have delivered on our mandate. Now it’s left to him to work with the resources availed to him. This year should be our year. Our aim is to get to the top and play Champions League football again.’’

Farawo refused to divulge the 2 players left on their list, though it is believed Caps Utd speedy winger Phineas Bamusi is one of them.

But he took time to address fans’ concerns about the culture of acquiring many players each and every season, which used to be unheard of at Dembare.

“We are going to invest more into our development programme. That is why we have Dynamos age-group teams in our structures, and a Dynamos reserve side that is playing in the ZIFA Division Two league.

“We want it to be a big business enterprise, considering the huge potential that this team is sitting on. Dynamos is a club with a rich history, and that should reflect in every aspect.

“Almost every player dreamt of playing for Dynamos, but that hasn’t been the case, of late because of the mistakes of the past.The leadership is addressing those mistakes, and Dynamos will be a team of choice again in terms of winning trophies and marketing players abroad.’’

Dembare Capture Ghanaian Appiah

Dynamos Football Club continued with their massive recruitment this afternoon with the acquisition of Ghanaian Sylvester Appiah.

His move was part of a busy afternoon for Dembare officials as they also facilitated the transfer of Tinotenda Chiunye from ZPC Kariba.

Appiah normally plays as a central defender but is also comfortable as a defensive midfielder.

Appiah is joining Dembare from ZPC Kariba where he has spent much of his time since coming to Zimbabwe. Infact, Appiah joined ZPC Kariba during the reign of Sunday Chidzambwa.

In 2018, he was named ZPC Kariba Player Of The Year.

Appiah is set to partner Partson Jaure in a new-look Central defence this season. Jimmy Tigere and Munyaradzi Mawadza did duty at CB last season. Tigere has since quit football to stay with his family abroad while Mawadza is still to know his fate from Ndiraya.

The player trained with Dynamos today at Hellenic Sports Club.

Welcome Gentle Giant to the Blue Family

From Caps, To Kariba, Now At Dynamos

Tinotenda Chiunye has become the latest player to join Dynamos FC. The player nicknamed Kedha because of his complexion signed the Dembare contract at the club offices this afternoon.

He becomes Dembare’s 11th acquisition in this off-season as Coach Tonderayi Ndiraya overhauls a squad that he often berated for gross lack of quality last season.

Chiunye was immediately welcomed to the Blue family by officials Moses Shumba and Tinashe Farawo among others.

Last season Chiunye was at ZPC Kariba and his contract has since lapsed on the 31st of December 2019.
Before that he played for Caps Utd.

Welcome Glamour Boy Kedha to Chazunguza!

Mushunje Joins The Blue Trek

Former Ngezi Platinum Stars winger Barnabas Mushunje is now a Glamour Boy!

Mushunje (in white T-shirt) put pen to paper at the club offices and was immediately welcomed by Dembare officials present.

Mushunje did duty for Bulawayo Chiefs in the 2017 season. He then joined Mutare City in the middle of the 2018 season. Last season Mushunje played for Ngezi Platinum Stars.

He becomes Dembare’s 10th signing for the upcoming season as the club’s leaders fervently attempt to reposition the club on the apex of local football. Dembare has had disapponting sequence of seasons since capturing their last league title in 2014.

The capture of Mushunje and nine others has heightened excitement and belief among the Dembare faithful that this new season might bring back the good old times to them.

Welcome Barna!

CAPS star Bamusi itching for DeMbare move

In what could be the biggest swoop this off-season, Dynamos FC are in negotiations with Caps Utd speedy winger Phineas Bamusi for a possible deal.

The 29-year old has been a mainstay at Caps over the years and is reported to be eager for a new challenge. Bamusi was one of the players fingered in the strike that paralysed Makepekepe towards the end of last season.

Caps has since released more than 10 players who were part of the industrial action that cost them the title. Management, however had a change of heart on Bamusi and retained him along with several other players for this new season.

But it seems Bamusi may not have forgiven the executive for blaming him in the first place, and is considering a move away from Caps before the season starts.

And arch-rivals Dembare seems to be his next destination in a deal that would certainly please a lot of Dembare fans who have watched Bamusi terrorising their defences over the years.

Unconfirmed reports say Bamusi met a Dembare official last night concerning the move and the talks were set to continue this morning.

Other reports say Caps are willing to release Bamusi to their rivals on condition that Dembare release right-back Emmanuel Jalai to them. It will be an interesting business transaction between the two Harare giants.