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Pasuwa’s Reveals Why He Turned Down Dembare

RECORD-BREAKING former Dynamos coach Kallisto Pasuwa has revealed he really wanted to return to the coaching post at the Glamour Boys two years ago but for the sake of his close friend Lloyd Mutasa he turned down the offer.


Mutasa was the coach at Dynamos in 2018 when, with the team terribly struggling for results, the executive sent out an SOS to Pasuwa to come and replace his friend.

However, Pasuwa said he eventually chose to reject the offer to take charge of the Glamour Boys because he didn’t want to be part of an agenda to portray Lloyd Mutasa as a failure.

What gave Pasuwa a serious rethink was that in 2011, coincidentally, he had replaced Mutasa when the Harare giants were struggling to keep up with the top teams in the race for the league title.

Pasuwa triggered a stunning turnaround of form at DeMbare that saw them eventually pipping FC Platinum for the coveted title.

Pasuwa was to go on and dominate the local league as he won 3 other successive titles between 2012 ansd 2014 before leaving the team to coach the Warriors.

Pasuwa’s critics charged he had hijacked Mutasa’s project in 2011 and credit needed to be also reserved for the latter.

Mutasa, however, was given another chance to prove himself at Dynamos after Pasuwa left.

But, when DeMbare hit a new low in 2018, the club’s leaders again turned to Pasuwa to come in and replace Mutasa.

However, this time, Pasuwa rejected the advances, leaving the Glamour Boys to hire long-time juniors’ coach Lloyd “MaBlanyo” Chigowe.

Now, Pasuwa, for the first time, had revealed why he rejected the reunion.

“Remember, when I arrived at Dynamos as a coach back in 2011, it was Lloyd who was in charge,” said Pasuwa.

“And, when the team sounded me in 2018, it was him in charge again.

“I really wanted to come back but the fact that it was Mutasa again in charge made me think otherwise.

“I wouldn’t do that. It would have appeared as if I was backbiting my friend and the fact that I had agreed to take over seven years before, would have read like a series and soap opera with the same actors.

“That is the reason why I refused.”

Pasuwa said had it been any other coach in charge of DeMbare, he would possibly have reunited with the Glamour Boys.

“Had it been that it wasn’t Lloyd, who was in charge, yes, I might have bounced back at the team,” he said.

“Such is life in the football trenches, I know people say this and that about my relationship with Mutasa.

“But, I have to make this loud and clear.

“We have worked together since our playing days and we remain good friends up to now.”

After snubbing the offer to return to Dynamos, Pasuwa was appointed interim coach at Malawi giants, Nyasa Big Bullets.

He won the league title with the club before landing the post on a permanent basis.

He made it two league titles in two years when the club again won the league title last year.

Pasuwa is currently holed up in Malawi and, with football activities on hold in that country, just like in virtually every part of the world, he is managing his players through virtual means.

He has transformed himself into one of the country’s best football coaches since being thrown into the hot seat in the final phase of the 2011 season.

New-Look Dembare Excites Jaure


DYNAMOS defender Partson Jaure is excited with the display of vigour by the new-look side ahead of the start of the 2020 season and has compared it to that of the all-conquering squad that swept four Castle Lager Premier Soccer League titles in a row between 2011 and 2014.

Jaure (30), was a key member of that squad coached by Kalisto Pasuwa in what was a major milestone for the Harare football giants.

His impressive performances saw him signing for South African Premiership side, Pretoria University, where he played for some years before returning home to play for Ngezi Platinum Stars and Manica Diamonds.

The defender – the most experienced member of the current squad has, however, re-joined the Glamour Boys ahead of the forthcoming term and has been impressed by the way the new players have applied themselves thus far.

“I think we have a great group of players who have got the hunger to win trophies. They are enthusiastic and working hard at training,” Jaure said.

“We have a great team that has got great potential to achieve success. It reminds me of the team we had during those years when we won the championship four times in a row.

If we continue to work hard and play more practice games, we can return to those great heights again,” he added.

The Dynamos captain-elect said they had a strong squad which was balanced and hoped they could finally win the league title after enduring frustration of living in the shadows of FC Platinum, who have dominated the domestic soccer scene in the past three years

The Harare football giants have been very active during the transfer window in which they signed several stars, including former TelOne and 2019 Soccer Star of the Year finalist King Nadolo.

Some of the stars that have joined are Jeansmith Mutudza, Sylvester Appiah, Byron Madzokere, David Temwanjira, Barnabas Mushunje, Nkosi Mhlanga, Tanaka Chidhobha, Lennox Mutsetse, Tinotenda Chiunye and goalkeeper Tymon Mvula among others

Last season, Dynamos finished a distant eighth on the final league standings. The club hierarchy, however, said they were rebuilding the side and had reconstructed a side that could win honours.