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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.

Dembare executive imposing players on Ndiraya?

DYNAMOS could be headed for yet another disastrous season following reports the executive is imposing players on the technical team led by Tonderai Ndiraya.

The Glamour Boys had a near catastrophic term last year after the team chefs emotionally released players en masse without consulting then head coach Lloyd Chigowe.

Chigowe, who had been roped in to save the club from relegation late in the 2018 season, was left without any option but to resort to inexperienced novices including Tino Muringai, Jarrison Selemani, Emmanuel Jai, Tawanda Chisi and Nigel Katawa, who was coming straight from high school.

The move almost backfired terribly for DeMbare as they struggled for form in the early stages of the marathon as the Premiership proved too heavy a task for the greenhorns.

Naturally, Chigowe was made the sacrificial lamb and he was replaced by Ndiraya.

Ndiraya only managed to stabilise the shaky squad after bringing in some experienced players in the mid-season transfer window with the addition of Archford Gutu, Simba Nhivi, Godknows Murwira and Evans Katema.

Nevertheless, Dynamos finished a distant ninth in the league and Ndiraya had reiterated at the end of the season that he would be looking to beef up the squad ahead of the 2020 season.
The former Ngezi Platinum Stars gaffer is understood to have submitted his wish-list to the executive way back in October last year.

But the DeMbare executive has reportedly gone against the mentor’s wishes, instead signing players who Ndiraya never recommended.
The central defensive position was the team’s Achilles heel last term where Chisi, Munyaradzi Mawadza, Jimmy Tigere and Godfrey Mukambi were rotated and the Glamour Boys have since enlisted the services of former player Partson Jaure from Manica Diamonds.
Though Ndiraya is a big fan of Jaure, having previously worked with the Warriors defender at Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum, it is not clear whether he gave the player’s signing the thumbs-up.
While Ndiraya’s affinity for young blood is well documented, what he said at the end of the season pertaining the way he wants his troops to line up for the 2020 season seems to be at odds with opening the doors to more young players.

But the executive has since brought in Tanaka Chidhobha from Prince Edward Academy and another youngster Nkosi Mhlanga from Yadah.

Team manager Richard Chihoro yesterday said signing of players was done with the technical team’s blessings and there was nothing amiss inasfar as the signings done so far were concerned. Dynamos spokesperson Tinashe Farawo scoffed at suggestions the executive was acting against the coach’s will.

Ndiraya last week told the media that he was not aware of the signings being done by the team.

“We know how to act in a professional manner. Dynamos is not a rag-tag team but an institution with millions of people behind that badge. We know the ethos and essence of corporate governance and we can’t do business in such an uncivilised way. The coach gave us his wish-list long back, maybe three or four months ago and we are simply chasing after those players,” said Farawo.

“We will never try to embarrass ourselves and go against the coach’s will. He recommended certain players and they are the ones whom we are following up and taking on board. So suggestions that we are signing players whom he did not recommend are off the mark.”
Farawo also dismissed suggestions the team was going to off-load eight players including Katawa, Muringai and Mukambi, saying the coach is yet to submit the names of those he wanted released.