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DeMbare anniversary celebrations in doubt

LEAGUE champions Dynamos are in a race against time for their Golden Jubilee celebrations, which are slated for the first week of December.

BY ALBERT MARUFU

Dynamos have lined up a number of events to mark their 50-year existence that has seen them racking 19 league titles, a CAF Champions League silver medal and a number of local trophies.

However, the celebrations appear to be in limbo, as nothing tangible is in place two months before the event is supposed to take place.

The team’s board member Robson Rundaba, told Standardsport that the club is still waiting for their principal sponsors BancABC to give them the green light to organise the event.

“We referred everything with regards to the Jubilee celebrations to our principal sponsors BancABC last week. We expect them to come back to us any time now to give us the green light to organise the event. You can talk to them,” said Rundaba.

However, BancABC, through their marketing manager Muriel Dowo, referred Standardsport back to Dynamos.

“This is a Dynamos event, so you have to talk to Dynamos,” she said.

Rundaba, however expressed doubts on whether the league campaign would finish on time to enable them to start preparation for the event.

“I do not think the league will finish as planned on November 30, because we have had a number of breaks in between due to national team commitments. We want to hold the celebrations during the off season because we want our players to participate as well. That is why we had slated the celebrations for the first week of December,” he said.

However, Premier Soccer League chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele allayed fears that the league fixtures would spill into December.

“The league will certainly finish on November 30. We may struggle in October with two midweek fixtures, but everything is under control. Dynamos should continue with the plans for their celebrations, and we will support them in this noble cause. It is an event in which they might even raise millions of dollars for themselves,” he said.

Early this year the team unveiled a marketing committee, led by former chairman Ignatius Pamire with former players like Edward Sadomba being appointed Jubilee ambassadors.

The marketing committee chair-person Pamire could not be reached for comment as his mobile phone went unanswered.

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