Tag: Tinashe Farawo

DeMbare Set To Release Covid-19 Video

DYNAMOS Football Club have become the latest high-profile local football club to join the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.


The Glamour Boys are set to release a Covid-19 awareness video next week.

Zimbabwe, along with most of the countries across the world, is in a national lockdown as authorities battle to contain the spread of the epidemic.

Several football clubs, including those in South Africa, have since launched initiatives aimed at fighting the pandemic.

And Dynamos have seen it fit to join forces with other international partners to battle the pandemic.

Team spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo (pictured) says the video is just the start of the vast awareness initiatives that they will be carrying out.

“The coronavirus epidemic is real and ought to be given the special treatment it deserves,” Farawo said.

“The fight against the disease is everybody’s responsibility. People have to support the authorities in fighting the epidemic.’’

“As Dynamos Football Club, we know that our business is solely dependent on a healthy society.’’

‘‘Our business has been impacted upon big time and we know that the sooner this is contained, the better for our business.’’

“This is one of the many reasons why we have decided to join hands with some partners to spread awareness about the epidemic.’’

“As we speak, we have already done a video jingle, which will be released next week. Our players, as well as other stakeholders, feature in that video. It’s all about awareness.”

Farawo said the team wouldn’t rush into doing any fund-raising initiatives but, instead, saw it fit to use their influence to spread the word.

“Our power is in numbers and, since we are one of the biggest teams in the world, this has driven us to choose the awareness route.’’

‘‘We are urging every member of society to play their role in complementing authorities’ efforts to stop the spread of the virus.’’

“Depending on the time the coronavirus scourge will be upon us, we will always revise our intervention strategies but, certainly, we have to play a role in the fight against the ailment.”

The Glamour Boys join rivals Highlanders, who have since launched a crowd-funding initiative aimed at raising funds for one of the coronavirus isolation centres in Bulawayo.

Bosso have already raised a significant amount. “The crowd-funding initiative is aimed at raising money to be given to one of Bulawayo’s coronavirus isolation centres.

‘‘We call upon people, and other football clubs, to join hands with us. Together, we will win the war against this pandemic,” said club spokesperson Ronald Moyo.

While Bosso are making progress, DeMbare have sought to play their role by carrying out awareness campaigns.

Videos of Dynamos players, including newboys Juan Mutudza and King Nadolo, talking about the scourge, have since gone viral after being uploaded on the team’s digital platforms.

The start of the 2020 Premiership season was postponed due to the pandemic.

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.”

Dembare To Bring In Two More Players

Dynamos FC Marketing And Public Relations Executive Tinashe Farawo has reiterated their full support for Coach Tonderayi Ndiraya in his quest to reposition the Glamour Boys at the summit of local football.

Dembare has undertaken a massive recruitment exercise that has so far seen 11 players joining the 21-time Zimbabwe champions. This, however, fuelled speculation among fans, media and observers that the Executive were hoarding players without the input of the coaching personnel.

With the first batch of new players being signed during the festive holidays when Ndiraya was away on holiday, speculation was rife that the Executive had panicked and were imposing players on Ndiraya.

However Ndiraya, on his return, was quick to give his seal of approval to everything the Executive was doing. Training commenced last Monday and most of the new players were available adding to Ndiraya’s bliss.

But Dembare are not done yet with Farawo revealing that Ndiraya still needs about 2 more strikers.

“We have been ticking the boxes and we are probably left with one or two strikers to complete our task. We are just working according to the list submitted by the coach and I think we are almost through with it,’’ said Farawo.

“I am sure the coach and his technical team are happy with what we have done so far because we have given them what they have asked for. The coach requested for the players, and we have given him the players, and we think we have delivered on our mandate. Now it’s left to him to work with the resources availed to him. This year should be our year. Our aim is to get to the top and play Champions League football again.’’

Farawo refused to divulge the 2 players left on their list, though it is believed Caps Utd speedy winger Phineas Bamusi is one of them.

But he took time to address fans’ concerns about the culture of acquiring many players each and every season, which used to be unheard of at Dembare.

“We are going to invest more into our development programme. That is why we have Dynamos age-group teams in our structures, and a Dynamos reserve side that is playing in the ZIFA Division Two league.

“We want it to be a big business enterprise, considering the huge potential that this team is sitting on. Dynamos is a club with a rich history, and that should reflect in every aspect.

“Almost every player dreamt of playing for Dynamos, but that hasn’t been the case, of late because of the mistakes of the past.The leadership is addressing those mistakes, and Dynamos will be a team of choice again in terms of winning trophies and marketing players abroad.’’

From Caps, To Kariba, Now At Dynamos

Tinotenda Chiunye has become the latest player to join Dynamos FC. The player nicknamed Kedha because of his complexion signed the Dembare contract at the club offices this afternoon.

He becomes Dembare’s 11th acquisition in this off-season as Coach Tonderayi Ndiraya overhauls a squad that he often berated for gross lack of quality last season.

Chiunye was immediately welcomed to the Blue family by officials Moses Shumba and Tinashe Farawo among others.

Last season Chiunye was at ZPC Kariba and his contract has since lapsed on the 31st of December 2019.
Before that he played for Caps Utd.

Welcome Glamour Boy Kedha to Chazunguza!