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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.

“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.

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