Dynamos executive dismantled

By Brain Murandu

FRUSTRATED Dynamos midfielder Leo Kurauzvione is looking for a new club, reacting angrily to what he dismissed as a stopgap measure after the Harare side’s interim executive was dissolved yesterday.

The Sports and Recre

ation Commission (SRC) yesterday dismantled the beleaguered Dynamos management, but retained vice chairman Philip Mugadza and treasurer Victor Nyaumwe.

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The turmoil at Dynamos came to a head this week when interim chairman Ignatius Pamire was forced to resign. A player revolt had wanted all the four executives to go.

The SRC intervened yesterday, calling a meeting where commission chairman Antony Mandiwanza announced what he termed the way forward in resolving the Dynamos crisis.

He said the Pamire-led interim committee had failed to manage the club properly.

“The interim committee has not managed to do their business in a transparent manner and have no audited accounts which cast aspersions on their ability to manage club finances. Dynamos is heavily indebted, failing to pay wages of players to reflect a poor management with needless squabbles,” Mandiwanza told journalists and some Dynamos players at a press conference.

“We’ve dissolved the interim committee and we’re armed with Justice Hungwe’s report which gives us power to deal with the Dynamos issue.”

Zimbabwe international midfielder Kurauzvione and a host of other players were among the crowd that gathered in Harare to hear Mandiwanza’s proposals.

But Dynamos skipper James Matola, linkmen Desmond Maringwa and Tonderai Ndiraya and centreback Norman Togara were among the key players who did not attend yesterday’s indaba.

The players had petitioned the SRC to intervene in the Dynamos woes that have also spilled onto the field.

Mandiwanza admitted the SRC’s move was not a perfect solution but “we’ve come up with this so that the players should go and play football”.

“If this becomes a flop, then we’re all human beings and we make mistakes. If it fails, we’ll go back to the drawing board because this is not an event but a process,” he said.

Mandiwanza added: “It is unfortunate that we’re dealing with a football club instead of a national association, but a lasting solution has to be found for the betterment of football.”

It was not clear at the time of going to print whether Dynamos would be able to fulfil their league fixture against Sundowns in Bulawayo today.

But outspoken key midfielder Kurauzvione told IndependentSport he was frustrated and wanted to leave the club.

“I’ve to sort out my future in this chosen career (of football) and can’t stand this situation where I go unpaid for six weeks,” he said.

There was speculation also this week that Zambian import Clive Mwale would cross over to city rivals Caps United, where former Dynamos leftback Cephas Chimedza settled early this season.

Dynamos supporters’ leader Philemon Bonde castigated the SRC as a joke, saying the move would only fuel further unrest at the club.

The other members of the new executive, set up to facilitate elections and produce audited accounts by September, include secretary Bernard Marriott Lusengo and committee members Owen Chandimare and Robson Rundaba.