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Dynamos Set To Sign More Players

AFTER signing and releasing players en-masse in preparation for the aborted 2020 Premiership football season early this year, Dynamos are planning to sign more new players ahead of the 2021 season.

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The Harare giants, who are enjoying a purple patch in terms of getting corporate partners, were looking forward to a fruitful campaign having taken aboard more than 11 new signings but the 2020 term was washed away by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Instead the players were given individual programmes to follow while at home before they resumed training as a group in October in anticipation of a proposed mini-tournament that had been scheduled for this month but failed to take off.

While the DeMbare technical team expressed satisfaction with the team that they have at their disposal, they feel there is still need to reinforce some areas, especially in attack.

Assistant coach Gift “Umbro” Muzadzi confirmed the team was in negotiations with three players who they want to take on board.

“We are happy with the charges we have in our books but a lot has changed during the inactive year and we also need to change,” said Muzadzi.

“We are dropping some players and obviously we need replacements.

“At the moment, we are busy negotiating with our targets. We should say, we have agreed in principle and it’s now a matter of tying the loose ends to the deals.

“We have to drop some players to accommodate the incoming ones. We know we had assembled a good team before the new coronavirus epidemic hit us.

“We needed to make a statement but life is like that. We need to redo everything and try to adjust where we can and move forward.

“Very soon we will be revealing the names of the players who we are negotiating with.

“The deals are on but we believe that naming the players at this juncture could jeopardise our negotiations.

“But the bottom line is we are signing more new players.”

While the former champions have added reliable players in virtually every position, it is in attack where they haven’t been able to secure proven goal scorers.

David Temwanjera, who they signed from ZPC Kariba, appears to have seen his better days as a striker while Cameroonian Albert Eonde, who they plucked from FC Platinum, failed to make an impact at the Zvishavane side.

“We have signed two new strikers in Temwanjera (David) and Eonde (Albert) but we still need some more players to develop depth in the department.

“We can play beautiful football but what brings results are the goals. We need to have those players who can score so we have been unrelenting in our quest to get good strikers and we may add other forwards, too.

“Football is about winning games and we need to have good strikers who can complete the whole process,” Muzadzi said.

With goalkeeper Simba Chinani not yet committed to the team, Dynamos are also understood to be tracking down Ngezi Platinum Stars goalie, Nelson Chadya.

Chinani’s contract with the Glamour Boys ended in June and the goalkeeper appeared well on his way to join South Africa Premiership returnees Moroka Swallows but the deal appears dead and buried after he failed to impress in trials.

Dynamos have opened talks with him (Chinani) but their prime target appears to be Chadya whose contract with Ngezi runs out on Thursday.

Chadya is reluctant to renew his stay in Mhondoro and could be one of the players to join Dynamos at the beginning of 2021.

Tonderai Ndiraya’s charges begin the 2021 pre-season this January ahead of the start of the football term which has tentatively been set for February.

Injury Forces Murwira Out Of Dembare Squad

DYNAMOS Football Club has confirmed utility player Godknows Murwira’s time at the club has provisionally come to an end due to a nagging knee injury that has he aggravated in the closing stages of last season.

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Dynamos assistant coach Gift “Umbro” Muzadzi confirmed Murwira will not be registered for the first half of the 2020 season.

Murwira is an FC Platinum player who joined Dembare in July last season on a one-year loan and was hoping to complete his final six months at Dynamos in Tonderai Ndiraya’s much-changed side.

“Murwira is on the road to recovery from a nasty injury. He is getting better but considering the period he will take to be 100 per cent again, we thought it would be prudent for us not to register him for the first half of the season.

“Murwira is one of our best players and it is unfortunate we won’t have him for the first half of this coming season. But the team’s medical staff is working flat out to make sure he comes back even stronger,” Muzadzi said.

The former Ngezi Platinum Stars player is being haunted by his right knee that he originally inured during his time at Ngezi Platinum Stars and has been a notable absence from the Dynamos’ training sessions including bonding sessions and the Dynamos technical team has decided to give him some bit of time to fully recover.

Dynamos team doctor Robert Musara also spoke on the utility player’s injury.

“Murwira’s injury is a long standing one. It is an injury he suffered way back when he was still at Ngezi.

“He had an accident and the injury has been slowly building up. After we did an MR (Magnetic Resonance) scan on him we stopped him from playing because we did not want to do more damage to it.

“In essence, the player needs specialised medical treatment”

“Murwira can still play but he won’t be at his peak, he won’t be 100 percent fit because of this injury, he will be in pain.

“We have since rested the player because we don’t want to worsen the situation” said Musara.

It remains to be seen whether FC Platinum will effectively recall him when his loan deal expires at the end of June or Dembare will re-engage him, everything obviously dependant on the progress he makes in his battle with the injury.

Murwira is one of 3 senior players who was called upon by Ndiraya as the Harare giants struggled in the middle of last season.

The others, striker Evans Katema is now with Zambian giants Zanaco while the pair of midfielder Archieford Gutu and striker Simba Nhivi have since been offloaded

Muzadzi also shed light on their preparations.

“Our preparations have been going on very well and all the players, save for Murwira, are in an excellent shape.Its unfortunate we will no longer be travelling to Mozambique due to the coronavirus but we are not digressing.

On Saturday, Dynamos played against newly-promoted army side Cranborne Bullets and won 2-nil courtesy of David Temwanjira and Ali Maliselo’s goals.