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DeMbare legends demand involvement of ex-players

FORMER Dynamos player and coach Ernest Kamba yesterday insisted that they would continue to push for the involvement of the club’s ex-players in the running of the country’s biggest club after their stakeholders’ meeting at Stodart Hall in Mbare.

BY TAWANDA TADERERA

The meeting, which was graced by supporters and some former DeMbare players such as Misheck Chidzambwa, Simon Sachiti and David George, among others, saw the different stakeholders hold discussions on various issues affecting the club.

Kamba leads a group comprising former players, who call themselves the Surviving Founder Members, Former Players and Supporters.

Having in the past accused board chairperson Bernard Marriot of illegally running the show at the Harare giants, Kamba yesterday said their intention was not to push him out of the club, but to lobby for the involvement of more former players.

“We played football together in the same team and he’s a man who should know how the club should be run. He can’t continue to run the club alone; the constitution stipulates that the board has to comprise 10 founder and former players. He’s the only legitimate person and we wanted him to know we’ve got 10 former players who are willing to contribute to the club,” he said.

Kamba also lamented the club’s failure to have a clubhouse as one of the telling effects of the current leadership crisis at Dynamos.

The group also said should they be given the opportunity to contribute to the club, they would seek to revive Dynamos’ junior policy so that they can groom their own players instead of buying players every season.

Although Dynamos look set to finish the season empty-handed after enduring one of their worst seasons in recent years, they will still be hoping for a strong finish to their campaign when they host Hwange at Rufaro Stadium today.

The Harare giants were last week boosted by the return of defender Sydney Linyama to strengthen their defence, which has been struggling with consistency in the absence of Elisha Muroyiwa.

Dynamos could, however, be without dependable goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuruva, who has been reportedly ruled out due to a nagging knee injury that saw him missing last Wednesday’s training session.

Hwange, on the other hand, could fail to fulfil the match after their players threatened to boycott the trip to Harare over unpaid dues dating back to last year.

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