Mutasa is no stranger to the ritual as he performed it in 1996, when he joined Dynamos from the now defunct Tanganda in 1995.
Several players who passed through the team also knelt down on the goalline for a prayer before kick off. However, Mutasa, who took over from Elvis “Chuchu” Chiweshe this season, has called time on the DeMbare tradition, which he said was copied from a Nigerian team.
Dynamos now pray at the centre circle facing the east before kick off. Mutasa is a deeply religious man and belongs to an apostolic sect and when he was in charge of Kiglon the team would also pray facing the east before the game and at the half-time break.
Mutasa has felt no resistance from the Dynamos squad in doing away with the old goalline ritual. The Glamour Boys prayed facing the east at the centre circle, when they played Motor Action in a friendly match last weekend.
Mutasa told Standardsport that the fans should not expect to see the goalline ritual when the premiership kicks off.
“That (kneeling on the goalline) was never a Dynamos tradition. We took that when we went to Nigeria in 1996 for an African Champions League tie against Shooting Stars,” Mutasa said