THE scourge of the deadly Coronavirus has forced Dynamos FC to cancel their trip to Mozambique where they were scheduled to play in a 3-team tournament against top-flight sides UD Songo and Ferroviario.
Most global sporting events have been put on hold as the world battles to minimise further infections of the Covid19 disease.
And Dembare have taken the precaution not to travel to Mozambique to protect their players and officials from possible contact with the virus.
Team spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo (pictured), though disappointed with the aborted trip, however made it clear that they were very happy with their preparations so far.
“We were supposed to be playing international friendly matches with Mozambican teams after they invited us some two months ago,’’ said Farawo.
“Unfortunately, there have been some issues and the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic has not helped matters either.
“It was the executive’s wish to give the team a chance to play against high-profile opponents outside the country but we couldn’t.
“You would also appreciate the health issues, caused by the outbreak of coronavirus, at the moment.
“The world over, sporting activities have been suspended and unnecessary travelling has also been put on hold.’’
Recently Dembare also withdrew from a four—team tournament that they had been invited to take part in, last month in Blantyre Malawi with their slot being eventually taken by Chicken Inn who went on to win the tournament.
However, Farawo said they were happy with the state of the team.
“The team is in good shape. They are training well and we have played more than three friendly matches, as well as several training games,’’ he said.
“We have signed the best players in the league and we believe they will deliver as we are targeting to finish the season in a respectable place.
“We respect our technical team and we have supported them. We will continue giving them the necessary support for them to have what they want.”