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DeMbare Sign Makanda Amid Mavhunga, Chadya Rumours

DYNAMOS have signed striker Tinashe Makanda (pictured centre) from arch-rivals Highlanders as the club continues to do business at a time when local football has been shut out by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Makanda’s contract with Bosso is said to have expired in June and the player was understood to have been angling for a move to FC Platinum.

But DeMbare acted swiftly and on Wednesday they signed the forward.

Sources in Harare also claim the Harare giants have also signed Triangle Utd talisman Trevor Mavhunga.

However, the club’s officials are not confirming the move.

Dynamos Secretary-General, Webster Marechera, who was pictured with Makanda in full DeMbare-branded regalia, tried to claim he was not aware of the developments.

“We have not signed Tinashe Makanda and Trevor Mavhunga,’’ he said. “We are not aware of those deals, maybe someone took the picture.

“We are not signing players.  Someone should have taken the picture and posted it on social media.  It’s social media stuff,” said Marechera.

Highlanders spokesperson, Ronald Moyo, could neither confirm  nor deny that Makanda has joined Dynamos.

“We are not commenting on that issue,” said Moyo.

The Glamour Boys have also been linked with Ngezi Platinum Stars goalkeeper Nelson Chadya.

Chadya, who was voted the Mhondoro team’s Most Improved Player after conceding 21 goals in 31 games while keeping 13 clean sheets last season is understood to be split between Dynamos and FC Platinum.

His contract with the Ngezi side expires at the end of the year.

Coach Rodwell Dhlakama has brought in former Triangle goalkeeper, Chang Marion, as well as Issah Ali from Yadah, to the club.

DeMbare’s first-choice goalkeeper, Simba Chinani, is targeting a move to Moroka Swallows of South Africa.

If Chadya eventually joins Dynamos, he will reunite with his former coach Ndiraya, with the duo having worked together for close to three years at Ngezi Platinum Stars.

The relative stability at the Glamour Boys has been attributed to their principal sponsors, Gold Leaf Tobacco.

“All the activities happening, and the stability we have at the club, wouldn’t have been there without the support of our dear sponsors, Gold Leaf Tobacco, though the RG brand,” said club executive chairman, Isaiah Mupfurutsa.

Mavhunga wants Dembare move

Triangle midfielder Trevor Mavhunga said his first choice team to join will be Dynamos as he said he grew up supporting Dynamos.
Mavhunga contract with Triangle is set to expire today.
The tug of war between Dynamos and CAPS United seems to have reached the twilight stage with the player reported to have opted for DeMbare.
Despite saying that he is still weighing his options, it is however reported that the player is close to securing a deal with the Harare giants.
Sources close to the player said the player’s first choice team to join is Dynamos, since he has a soft spot for the team.
“Mavhunga will join Dynamos, he is close to putting the pen to paper. They are expected to seal the deal first week of January.
“The player was a Dynamos fan from long back, it is the team he grew up supporting. He actually said he will be humbled to play for Dynamos but CAPS seems to be knocking at his door too.
“Dynamos has already won his heart,” said a source close to the player.
Meanwhile, Mavhunga dismissed the Dynamos move but did not rule it out as he said he is still weighing his options.
“I am still weighing my options. I have been approached by the two Harare giants. My first preference will be Dynamos, i love the team.
“I love Dynamos but I will take the team that comes with the best offer on the table. I am yet to sit down and evaluate the offers.
“My decision will depend on the offers, who knows maybe I might even pen a new deal with Triangle,” said Mavhunga.
Dynamos has so far pinned down veteran defender Partson Jaure.
Mavhunga said he will also be looking out for a team that will help him reach his career targets as he said his decision will not only be based about offers.
“I also want a club that will help me revamp my career. A club that will push me harder.
“I want to also do what is best for my career too here. I am expecting to do better than I did last season.
“The target is still the same, I still want to mature and attract foreign clubs,” he added.