DEMBARE IN GOALIE CRISIS
2 February 2018
AFTER failing to lure Donavan Bernard for the past seasons, Dynamos now seem to be facing a goalkeeping crisis.
H-Metro understands DeMbare are agreed that a top goalie is the foundation they need for a successful league title campaign.
However, coach Lloyd Mutasa is showing satisfaction saying they just need a goalkeeper that can replace Ashley Reyners.
“We have released Reyners, I don’t know if we are looking for someone with a big name already or not because all I want is a player who can give value.
“I can’t say that I want someone who has already established himself but I want a competitive goalkeeper who can play at any given time,” he said.
Donovan has since joined Ngezi Platinum while another top goalie Elvis Chipezeze pledged his future with Chicken Inn.
Since 2011 when DeMbare won their first of four consecutive titles, they have done so with Washington Arubi, George Chigova and Tatenda Mukuruva, players that have gone on to be national team goalkeepers.
The same cannot be said of the current crop including first choice Tonderai Mateyaunga and Blessing Mwandimutsira.
That they also want infield players that are of a high level, could be indication they are also after a quality goalie.
“Regarding trials we have been having with guys from Chipinge and other players, we will have the final results tomorrow.
“We want players that can surpass the level of players that we have at our disposal. Chances for them maybe a bit slim, but we will have the final list by tomorrow,” said Mutasa.
The DeMbare coach will be boosted by the return of striker Ntouba Epoupa who could not clinch a deal by deadline on Wednesday.
He is however not expected to join his teammates immediately as he is nursing an injury.
Mutasa also spoke on team’s former manager Richard Chihoro who has been affected by a restructuring of the team.
“Chihoro did well, we worked well together, and he was re-deployed.
“As long as he is part of the team, we will be able to work with each other,” he said.