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25 June: A dark day in the history of Dynamos

The local football fraternity was plunged into mourning today, upon the announcement that legendary former Dynamos coach Misheck ‘Scania’ Chidzambwa had breathed his last.

Sadly, on this very day, 12 months ago, another legend of DeMbare, Biggie Zuze passed away.

The 25th of June, as it turns out to be, is now a dark day in the history of Dynamos.

At a time when the football-loving public ought to be commemorating Zuze’s death, which was sudden and unexpected, it have to deal with another loss, that of our former defender Misheck- brother to our legendary former coach Sunday ‘Mhofu’ Chidzambwa.

Messages of condolences continue to pour in following the loss of Chidzambwa, on a day when Zuze ought to be remembered.

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.


FLASHBACK : Dynamos Fans Perish In Road Accident

Saturday 11 June 2016
SEVEN Dynamos Football Club supporters perished on the spot and 16 were seriously injured when an Iveco Sprinter they were travelling in burst a rear tyre, veered off the road and rolled three times in Battlefields on the Harare-Bulawayo Highway early this morning.


They were travelling to Gweru where Dynamos played Chapungu at Ascot Stadium.

Twelve of the injured were taken to Kwekwe General Hospital and four to Kadoma Hospital.

Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said the frequency of accidents caused by tyre bursts was alarming.

“We can confirm that seven people died on the spot and the accident occurred at the 173km peg between Kadoma and Kwekwe near ZRP Battlefields.

“As police we are concerned with the frequency of these accidents and we are urging motorists to check the expiry dates of their tyres. Motorists should also desist from using second-hand tyres; it gets worse if the vehicle is travelling a long distance.”

Sport and Recreation Minister Makhosini Hlongwane sent his condolences to the bereaved families.

“The Minister of Sport and Recreation is shocked by the loss of lives of Dynamos supporters who perished (yesterday) at Battlefields on their way to the Dynamos-Chapungu match in Gweru. The minister conveys profound sympathies to the families for the loss and condolences with them during this very difficult time,” he said in a statement.

National Football Association of Zimbabwe president Dr Philip Chiyangwa said it was a dark day for football.

“We are in mourning, our hearts are bleeding. Fans are the ones who make football beautiful and losing some of them in this manner is really painful.

‘‘Our prayers are with the bereaved families and we will see how we can assist them,” he said.

Dynamos president Mr Kenias Mubaiwa, who rushed to the scene of the accident, said: “This is very painful, we are pained. This is a major setback not only to the Dynamos family but the national football family as a whole.

“As Dynamos we will assist the bereaved families as well as support those injured.”

Premier Soccer League chairman Mr Peter Dube urged the football family to unite and pay tribute to the departed supporters.

“We are shocked by the deaths and as a league we feel pained that people who were travelling to watch a soccer match met their fate in such a painful manner. Our deepest thoughts are with the bereaved families and we pray that they find strength in the Lord.

“We are appealing to all football fans to unite in this sad hour and paid tribute to these Dynamos supporters,” said Mr Dube.

Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters Association life president Mr Eddie “Mboma” Nyatanga appealed to football authorities to provide funeral assistance.

“This is a very sad day for football, what is worse is that the accident happened at a time the fans are in a celebratory mood following the Warriors’ qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations finals last Sunday.

“As the Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters, we are calling on the football family to unite in mourning these gallant Dynamos supporters.

“This is not a Dynamos funeral, it’s a national football disaster and we are urging the Premier Soccer League and the National Football Association of Zimbabwe to assist the bereaved families.”

Dembare Merchandise Deal Goes Into Motion

The operationalisation of the four-year sales agreement between Dynamos Football Club and their anchor sponsor Remmington Gold has kicked off


The deal was launched in February and the two parties have confirmed, through an official statement, that the deal is now fully operational.

The development comes at a time Dynamos have begun steps to commercialise and widen their revenue streams beyond gate revenue.

Dynamos, just like all the local teams, have had to endure months without any gate-takings as action was halted owing to the pandemic that forced a stop to global sporting action.

But before the Covid-19 outbreak, Dynamos had begun exploring ways to enhance brand visibility through merchandise sales, particularly the club’s replica jerseys and branded shirts.

“The sale of our merchandise has kicked off,” read part of the statement.

“Dynamos Football Club and their main sponsors Remington Gold are glad to announce the operationalisation of our four-year sales relationship agreement, which was concluded in February 2020.

“The two partners agreed that they shall, during the subsistence of the agreement, distribute, through their supporters’ structures, the official club merchandise and or paraphernalia and Remington Gold products in Zimbabwe and beyond the borders.

“The products, which shall be sold to the club’s fans and the general public, shall be distributed through designated distribution agents comprising, but not limited to the following: sports shops, restaurants and food courts, service stations, licensed vendors, departmental/chain stores, wholesalers and club offices.”

While Dynamos’ official home and away shirts will be on sale when the season gets underway, merchandise like royal blue supporters’ shirts (pictured) are already on sale at US$10.

Dynamos spokesperson Tinashe Farawo explained further details of the merchandise deal.

“The first batch of official club merchandise comprising royal blue supporters’ shirts shall be sold at your nearest distribution agent designated by the club.

“Each original supporters’ shirt shall be sold for a special price of US$10.

“More merchandise, including the official 2020 season home and away playing shirts, shall be going on sale as soon as the season gets underway,” Farawo said.

Dynamos and fellow traditional giants Highlanders and CAPS United have constantly been urged to lead the way in becoming commercial ventures in line with global football trends.

Without official club replicas and branded shirts, caps, scarves and other merchandise, Dynamos fans have had to find their identity in replicas of international clubs such as Chelsea who wear similar colours.

Farawo, however, believes the Premiership giants can only build from the steps they have taken through their partnership with Remington Gold, which includes their supporters across the country.

Dembare Overcome Yadah

DYNAMOS Football Club edged out a battling Yadah Stars 1-0 in a pre-season friendly match played at Yadah Complex this afternoon.

Former ZPC Kariba hitman David Temwanjira scored the solitary goal for the Boys In Blue.

Ironically Dynamos were clad in a yellow training kit with blue stripes.

This is the second victory for Dynamos this pre-season after beating Simba Bhora 2-nil last week at Hellenics Sports Club.

Dembare used a red training kit then.

Biggie Zuze was in charge of the Glamour Boys as coach Tonderai Ndiraya is away in Belgium on a 2-week attachment.

Sixteen players took part in the match for Dynamos and these were;

Tymon Mvula, Munyaradzi Diya, Lennox Mutsetse, Barnabas Mushunje, Ngandu Mangala, Tawanda Chisi, Kudzanai Dhemere, Emmanuel Jalai, Byron Madzokere, Nkosi Mlanga, Sylvester Appiah, Tinotenda Muringai, Ali Joseph Maliselo, Tanaka Chidhobha, Juan Mutudza and David Temwanjira.

Dynamos immediately returned to Marondera where they are camped as they intensify preparations for the upcoming season.

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 Off To Weekend Retreat

We have gathered that Dynamos FC players have left Harare for a weekend retreat in Norton/Darwendale. The Dembare bus departed soon after today’s training session.

An official who spoke to True Blue says the retreat, which will last until Sunday, is meant to create a bond among the players seeing as many of them are still new to the institution.

Dembare have been very busy on the local transfer market and have so far acquired a total of 11 players.

Notable absentees from the travelling party were goalkeeper Simba Chinani and striker Nigel Katawa who flew out to Russia last night for trials with an unnamed club.

Chief striker Evans Katema is in Zambia negotiating for a possible transfer. Defender Jimmy Tigere has quit football to stay with his family abroad.

The quartet of Godfrey Mukambi, Stephen Chimusoro, Edgar Mhungu and Philip Kaseke were released by the club after travelling to South Africa for a social match without the club approval.

In The Words Of Juan

“It has always been my dream to play for Dynamos Football Club and I am sure the club will get me where I want to be with my career.
I am happy for this new chapter, new challenge and new home everything is exciting and I am looking forward to a great season.

The big challenge now is being at the biggest club in the country, we all know the club demands a lot but I am going to do my best not to disappoint everyone especially the board and the fans.

I think to have such pressure at a club like DeMbare where fans are very demanding is good to every player and this will push me to perform well in every match.

And it’s going to be new because I have never played for a club with so many fans before and the people I’m going to be surrounded with but I’m going to handle it my way and do the best for the team.

I thank the Herentals board for being there for me for the past four years and also the coaches for believing in me. And I also want to salute my teammates for the work, love and good relationship getting the team into the PSL and remain there until now so I want to wish them good and a great 2020 season”