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wake up call for DeMbare executive

However, the current Dynamos executive has failed to read between the old lines to avoid repeating similar mistakes that saw the previous executive at loggerheads with the board of directors.

To make matters worse, two members of the current executive were in the previous executive that survived the axe, but they continue repeating the same mistakes that dogged DeMbare, especially in their Champions League preparations.

Recently DeMbare registered a number of players in the Champions League whose contracts with the club expired on December 31 2011.

They gave head coach Callisto Pasuwa — whom they almost lost due to contractual misunderstandings — an impression that all the players that they had registered had renewed their contracts.

After some weeks, the time bomb exploded and it was discovered that some of their senior players still had contractual problems and wanted out despite having been registered by the club for the lucrative competition.


Last season, DeMbare and Hwange had to reach a gentleman’s agreement after the former had registered Farai Vimisayi without getting the go ahead from the coal miners. Hwange allowed the player to participate only in the Champions League and did not give the reverse clearance for him to be registered with DeMbare for its domestic league.

This time, the executive has blundered again and Pasuwa might lose defence stalwart George Magariro, whose contract with DeMbare expired last year on December 31.

Pasuwa had been having sleepless nights as the big defender had not reported for duty when the club started training, only to avail himself last week. Who knows, he might be having other thoughts because he is still a free agent.

Washington Arubi is yet to discuss a deal with Dynamos and is already looking at a possible move to Europe during the January transfer window.

The club has since lost Cuthbert Malajila who joined South African premiership. Pasuwa has however been boosted by the return of Rodrick Mutuma who failed to make the grade at Ajax Cape Town.

According to reports from South Africa, Malajila clinched a deal with Maritzburg United. So the question is, what is next for Pasuwa?

Takesure Chinyama, once based in Poland, has also been registered by DeMbare for the competition and was going to be a better replacement for Malajila, but is understood to be heading for trials in Egypt.

If he is successful there, Pasuwa will be left with an option of only four strikers who include Zambian import Derrick Kabwe, Martin Vengesayi, Mutuma and Tineyi Chitora, who will be playing his first ever Champions League this season after being swooped from Blue Ribbon.

This is going to cost the club a fortune as they will have to gun for late registration as their hunt for strikers continues, meaning that DeMbare will have to pay the penalty fee that goes with late registrations.

Negotiations for contract renewals with players must start before registrations are done and players have to commit themselves to their clubs.

Brian Nkiwane
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