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Diya Relishing Keepers’ Challenge

VETERAN goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya is relishing the challenge posed by his colleagues in the goalkeeping department at the Glamour Boys and is keen to work hard and challenge for the number 1 jersey.


Competition for the number 1 jersey at DeMbare has heightened with the coming in of Taimon Mvula who is set to add competition between the sticks.

Simba Chinani was the regular goalkeeper at the Harare giants last season and is still around, for now.

Diya says he has a lot to offer having had stints with the Dynamos, How Mine and Highlanders.

The experienced goalminder believes through hard work, he can challenge for the number 1 jersey despite facing stiff competition from Mvula and Chinani, a scenario he says is healthy for the club.

”Obviously we have quality personnel between the posts and for me it is a challenge and that is what football is all about.

“I will just do my part in terms of contributing to the team and it is obviously good for the team knowing that they have quality players in the goalkeeping department”, said Diya.

Chinani is rated as one of the top goalkeepers in the country and usually provides regular service to the local-based national team.

Former Hwange goalminder Taimon Mvula is also highly rated having commanded the number one jersey at the coalminers for several years.

With Diya also available this leaves the Glamour Boys with a healthy situation between the posts.

There is a similiar scenario of competition in other positions after the club acquired several top players.

Tanaka Chidhoba, Tinotenda Chiunye, Albert Eonde, Byron Madzokere, Sylvester Appiah and Juan Mutudza are among several signings made by DeMbare.

Dembare Off To Weekend Retreat

We have gathered that Dynamos FC players have left Harare for a weekend retreat in Norton/Darwendale. The Dembare bus departed soon after today’s training session.

An official who spoke to True Blue says the retreat, which will last until Sunday, is meant to create a bond among the players seeing as many of them are still new to the institution.

Dembare have been very busy on the local transfer market and have so far acquired a total of 11 players.

Notable absentees from the travelling party were goalkeeper Simba Chinani and striker Nigel Katawa who flew out to Russia last night for trials with an unnamed club.

Chief striker Evans Katema is in Zambia negotiating for a possible transfer. Defender Jimmy Tigere has quit football to stay with his family abroad.

The quartet of Godfrey Mukambi, Stephen Chimusoro, Edgar Mhungu and Philip Kaseke were released by the club after travelling to South Africa for a social match without the club approval.

The rise and rise of Mvula

DeMbare has just announced the signing in of now former Hwange FC player, Tymon Mvula.

Here’s some background on him. Mvula is a product of the Hwange Football Club junior policy. He graduated into the senior team at the beginning of the 2016 season after the retirement of long-serving goalie Timothy Sibanda.

He spent 2016 season competing for the first-team jersey with London Zulu and Future Sibanda. He became regular first choice keeper at Hwange in 2017. He has had several call-ups to the locally-based Zimbabwe Warriors team.

Mvula impressed in the two matches against Dembare last season prompting suggestions that Dembare officials could have decided on bringing him to Harare then.

He joins Dembare at a time when the glamour boys have fired substitute keeper Stephen Chimusoro who went for an off-season match in Messina without the club approval.

First choice keeper Simba Chinani has attracted interest from several foreign clubs and speculation is rife that he may leave Dembare.

The best bet would then be Mvula taking over the number one jersey at Dembare this season.

Picture Credit: H-Metro