‘DEMBARE TO KEEP OCEAN, NTOUBA’
31 August 2017
DYNAMOS are confident that they will keep both Ocean Mushure and Ntouba Epoupa for the rest of the season.
The two players had been linked with moves to the ABSA Premiership and the deadline for transfers in South Africa is midnight today.
A visit by a top Ajax Cape Town scout in Dynamos’ last match at Rufaro was the last big scare that they could lose their two key players before the Harare derby on Sunday.
The chief scout Louis De Faria told H-Metro that they were watching all players in general, as he kept cards close to his chest.
Dynamos president Kenny Mubaiwa said that there was nothing official to point to the immediate departure of the two.
“We do not have an official bid for the striker Epoupa or for our captain Ocean. And if there is nothing official, we do not need to concentrate on the talk but on our team.
“The most important thing at the moment is for the team to remain focused. We are confident of keeping our players for the rest of the season, maybe after that we will see what happens,” Mubaiwa said.
H-Metro understands that Ntouba had a chance to go to SA for trials during the same time that he had to return to Cameroon to sort out his travel documents.
Ocean on the other hand, received an offer from a team in the lower divisions in SA which was not pursued.
The two players have been decisive in most of the Glamour Boys’ wins this season and chances are high they once again play a big role against CAPS United at National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
While Dynamos have managed to keep their team together, the same cannot be said of their rivals.
CAPS United have already lost Ronald Chitiyo to a Tunisian club, Ronald Pfumbidzai to Bloemfontein Celtic and Abbas Amidu who is headed for United Arab Emirates.
Their participation in the CAF Champions league group stages exposed their players to many foreign clubs and it is expected that more players will be leaving by end of the season.
Such a scenario has left Lloyd Chitembwe’s charges depleted while some players are unsettled. And for that reason, CAPS go into the Harare derby as the underdogs.