Dembare History

Dynamos was formed in 1963 by Sam DauyaRichard ChiminyaObediah SarupindaFreddy MkweshaJairos BandaDenver MahachiMorrison SifelaniShacky Chitimbe, the late Danny Bricks Thomas, the late Josiah Akende, and the late Patrick Amato Dzvene in the Mbare suburb of Harare.[1] The birth of Dynamos was necessitated by the disbanding of two major football clubs Salisbury City and Salisbury United in 1962. Hence this created the need to have a black dominated football club to compete against the white dominated clubs such as Salisbury Callies. Thus the formation of Dynamos was in a bid to address the segregatory nature of the white minority which was common during the colonial period. Soon after its formation, Dynamos embarked on a development path which saw it producing good results. In 1964, the club produced the first black player to play outside the country Patrick Dzvene who played in Zambia for Ndola Football Club. Over the years, Dynamos achieved success at various levels in the football fraternity. The club is also the most successful club in the country after having clinched an impressive twenty one league titles among other domestic trophies.

Club Achievements

  • Rhodesia National Football League Champions 1963, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1976, 1978

Cup of Rhodesia Winners 1976

Post-independence (post-1980) Honour Year(s)

  • Runners-up 1987, 1988, 1996, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017
  • Cup of Zimbabwe Winners 1985, 1988, 1989, 1996, 2007
  • Zimbabwean Independence Trophy Winners 1983, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2017
  • Zimbabwean Charity Shield Winners 2002
  • Mbada Diamonds Cup Winners 2011, 2012
  • TM Pick n Pay Challenge Cup 2014
  • Bob 90 Cup 2014
  • Gushungo Victory Cup 2014

Performance in CAF competitions CAF Champions League: 5 appearances

  • 1998 – Runners-up,
  • 1999 – Group stage exit,
  • 2008 – Semi-finalist,
  • 2010 – Group stage ext,
  • 2011 – First round exit,
  • 2012 – Second round exit,

CAF Confederation Cup: 1 appearance 2012 Continental honours and achievements Rhodesian clubs were barred from African continental competitions as the Rhodesia Football Association was not a member of the CAF. The newly renamed Zimbabwe Football Association was admitted to the CAF following Zimbabwe‘s independence in 1980, allowing its member clubs to enter continental competitions starting from the 1981 season. Honour Year(s) African Cup of Champions Clubs / CAF Champions League Runners-up 1998 semi-finalists 2008

Winners-Bob@89 Cup 2013