BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE
HARARE football giants Dynamos believe that they have done enough spending for several years after they went all out in the off season transfer window to sign 14 new players ahead of the start of the 2020 Premier Soccer League season.
The record Zimbabwe champions have been a pale shadow of their former self in recent years and have flirted with relegation in the last two league season.
Dynamos finished 11th in the 18 team league in two years ago and last year they settled for ninth place.
And in a bid to build a formidable side that will bring back the glory days at the club, Dynamos were uncharacteristically one of the biggest spenders in this transfer window.
However, club chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa feels that Dynamos will not need to buy as much in a long time.
“I can confirm that we are done with our transfer business ahead of the new season. What I can tell you is that all our acquisitions were in line with what the coach needed. We don’t anticipate buying as many players in the near future,” Mupfurutsa said in an interview with Standardsport.
“We brought in a lot of young players and most of the players signed long term contracts as part of the rebuilding exercise.
“We have a lot talent in our junior team and we will be prompting those players in to the senior team in the coming years.
“We may buy two or three players and they have to be an exceptional talent. But also it will depend with what the coach want next but I think we did enough buying this season.”
With the backing from South Africa-based cigarette manufacturer Rudland and George, a subsidiary of Gold Leaf Tobacco, Dynamos managed to capture a number of marquee signings such as soccer star of the year finalist King Nadolo, Jeansmith Mutudza, former player Patson Jaure, Stephen Appiah and Tinotenda Chiunye.
Other key editions include goalkeeper Tymon Mvula, Bryon Madzokere, David Temwanjira, and Cameroonian Albert Eonde.
A lot will be expected of coach Tonderai Ndiraya this season with a lot of exciting talent at his disposal after he moaned of lack of quality players all season long last year.
But the Dynamos management is happy with how things have gone so far ahead of the new season.
“We are excited and satisfied with the progress that we have made in the off season as we continue to build. Given the economy we are operating in I feel we have worked wonders.
“I am grateful for the commitment to the cause that we have seen from all stakeholders from the sponsors, management coaching staff and the players. And with such commitment I can only mean that we are going far,” Mupfurutsa said.
Dynamos’ preseason preparations have also been buoyed by the fact that coach Tonderai Ndiraya spend a couple of weeks on attachment at Belgian top flight side KV Mechelen.
Ndiraya also had the priviledge to visit other Belgian league side such as Genk FC and Anderlecht FC, where he met former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany.
“The sending of the coach to Belgium is also part of the rebuilding plan and strategy,” Mupfurutsa said.
“Now only are we concerned with the club only buy also the personal development of the coach.”
Dynamos new signings at a glance: Bryon Madzokere, Jeansmith Mutudza, David Temwanjira, Patson Jaure, Barnabas Mushunje, Tinotenda Chiunye, Stephen Appiah, Tanaka Chidhobha, Nkosi Mhlanga, Lennox Mutsetse, Tymon Mvula, Takunda Mawarire, King Nadolo and Albert Eonde.