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Dembare Announce Ambitious Plans

DYNAMOS Football Club have announced ambitious plans to sign twinning arrangements with some of the continent’s big teams when the team leaves for South Africa for pre-season warm-up matches soon.

The Dynamos Executive led by ZimParks boss Tinashe Farawo has been on a charm offensive lately taking the team on a professional path that has warmed the hearts of fans and neutrals alike.

They have so far done most of their transfer business early in the year, signing 14 players, something that used to be alien to Dembare.

They have already taken the players to Lake Chivero for one of periodic camps for ideal orientation to the team’s principles and their general bonding.

Now the Boys In Blue are scheduled to tour South Africa where they are billed to play high-profile friendly matches with both top-flight and lower division clubs from that country.

Farawo says plans are at an advanced stage for the tour to South Africa as well as other countries within the region before the 2020 season commences.

“We are a club that should be setting examples. We are saying the way we played in 2019 was not acceptable to our brand.”

“We are following the technical team’s recommendations that is why we have signed all those players. We work together very well and as a team.”

“We are well geared for the 2020 season where we will be back at our best. We are holding several camps in the country’s resorts and next week we will continue with those bonding camps in Shamva.”

“Of course, we will tour several countries in the region including South Africa this pre-season.Plans for the team to go to South Africa for a pre-season camp where we will play practice matches against both top-flight and lower division teams in that country are advanced.”

Farawo said the Glamour Boys will sign partnership agreements with some of the region’s big teams which will see the country’s biggest and most successful team exchanging notes and personnel with those clubs.

“The idea is to make Dynamos a big entity. So we are strategising on how we will go about it.”

“There are teams in the region, including of course in South Africa, which we are talking to at the moment. We will partner some and twin with others. Football needs modern strategies and that is one of the ways to go.”

“We believe our brand is big and by partnering other big brands in the region, we will make it even bigger. Of course, we will eventually make better engagements with other teams in leagues across the globe. But we have to start within our Southern Africa region.”

Breath Of Fresh Air At Dembare

A breath of fresh air is prevailing at Dynamos Football Club if events of the past 2 weeks are anything to go by.

Dembare, the biggest and most successful club in local football, have somehow perfected an amateurish and chaotic way of doing things over the years.

Most of their pre-seasons have been characterised by chaotic preparations, players’ mutiny and false promises of signing-on fees.

But this year, Dembare have been uncharacteristically serene and professional since the players regrouped from the festive holidays on the 20th of January 2020.

The Dynamos executive has undertaken a massive restructuring of the team as they captured 11 of Tonderai Ndiraya’s choicest players.

The new players range from rookies like Tanaka Chidhobha and Nkosi Mhlanga, to versatile players like Tymon Mvula and David Temwanjira and veterans like Sylvester Appiah and Byron Madzokere.

Refreshingly, all the new signings , together with the old players, came out in full force on the very first day of training at Hellenic Sports Club.

Even an injured Partson Jaure was present, and watched proceedings from the terraces.Training went on well the rest of the week with focus mainly on fitness drills.

On Friday, fans and observers were surprised to learn that Dynamos players had left for Lake Chivero for a 3-day team building and bonding camp, something unheard of in previous Dembare teams.

And soon enough, pictures and videos of events at Chivero started trending on social media of players doing fitness drills, bonding games, mud-bath and hiking among other activities.

You could see the unity and togetherness among the players as they went through the Chivero camp.

The contingent returned to Harare on Sunday, and the following day it was back to serious business as the players alternated between training at Hellenics and gym sessions at a local fitness centre.

Credit to the Executive for charting a new trajectory for the Glamour Boys as we seek to end a 5-year barren spell.

Club spokesperson Tinashe Farawo has already promised that more such activities are in the pipeline for The Boys In Blue.

Sponsors Rudland & George are on record expressing delight at the stateof affairs at Chazunguza.

Fans are already looking forward to the new season which Chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa has boldly declared their intentions to return to the top of the local game. dembare.net

Tigere Quits Football???

Dynamos Vice Captain Jimmy Tigere is yet to officially communicate his position regarding the upcoming season with speculation rife that he has quit football to stay with his family overseas.

Tigere, who is a free agent after his contract expired on the 31st December 2019, is yet to attend training at Dembare which began last week.

The former Harare City defender exchanged vows with his wife last August and they are believed to have decided to settle in Dubai.

On the other hand, coach Tonderai Ndiraya seems to be planning his team without Tigere as he has brought in defenders Partson Jaure, Byron Madzokere and Ghanaian Sylvester Appiah.

Dynamos Spokesperson Tinashe Farawo confirmed that Tigere is yet to show up for training.

“Yes, he has not reported for training nor was he present at out team building exercise at Lake Chivero. He has not communicated with the Technical team on his whereabouts.”

“His contract ended at the end of last year, and as one of our senior players, we were expecting him to come and negotiate for an extension.”

“But if he has other ideas, we also expect him to formally communicate with us.”

Tigere formed a regular partnership with Munyaradzi Mawadza at the heart of the Dynamos’ defence last season.

Dembare have been on a massive restructuring exercise that has so far seen eleven players being captured, lending credence to speculation that Ndiraya has already given up on Tigere.

“Most Difficult Job In Local Football”

DYNAMOS coach Tonderai Ndiraya, says the Glamour Boys are the most difficult club to coach, and play for, in local football.

Dembare have virtually overhauled their squad and brought in 11 new players with the recruitment exercise still going on.

The former champions will embark on periodic camps this off-season aimed at conditioning the large pool of their new recruits to the demands that come with playing for the Glamour Boys.

“This is Dynamos, like I have said, it is the most difficult club to play for as a player and the most difficult to coach,’’ said Ndiraya.

“Just acquiring players is not good enough, you need to prepare them, to get into the right fitness levels and make sure that they are able to handle the pressure which comes with playing for such a big brand.”

Ndiraya recommended the release of a handful of players like Godfrey Mukambi, Stephen Chimusoro, Philip Kaseke and Edgar Mhungu to freshen up his squad.

The Glamour Boys have brought in a number of new faces, including Juan Mutudza, goalkeeper Taimon Mvula, Partson Jaure, Nkosi Mhlanga and Lennox Mutsetse.

“These boys have come to a big and difficult institution where there is immense pressure, we are already working on conditioning them.”

“The boys have to put in big performances. Dynamos is about having a big heart.”

“I am satisfied, so far, with the process. We need to prepare the boys’ mentality,” said Ndiraya.

“We are going to face a difficult, yet exciting season, so we are busy preparing the boys in terms of mental strength.”

Dynamos failed to come to the party last season, finishing a disappointing ninth in the league.

“I am quite hopeful that they will be able to step up,’’ said Ndiraya.

“Last year was a very difficult season for us. Very disappointing in terms of results but, of course, I would like to also give credit to the boys who were there, those we have released and are on their way to join other clubs.”

“They did well to protect our brand, without their hard work and effort we could have been talking of something else.”

“I think this year it is about taking the brand to another level. Naturally, a team is not built over one season, you need a minimum of about three seasons to come up with a strong team.’’

Ndiraya’s charges spent the weekend at Lake Chivero in a team-building exercise.

Another conditioning camp is slated for next week at a venue yet to be known.