DEMBARE’S DENVER MUKAMBA DILEMMA
10 January 2018
DYNAMOS could end up negotiating a golden handshake with midfielder Denver Mukamba if they go on to terminate his contract in response to recommendations by the technical team.
Yesterday the player’s manager Gibson Mahachi said they were waiting for Dynamos to put in writing their plans announced in the media.
Mahachi said Mukamba still has six months on his contract and if there are any problems, proper procedures needed to be followed.
“As far as I’m concerned, he is still a Dynamos player. He is still contracted with the club and if there are any problems encountered, I’m sure the club has a disciplinary code which they should follow and do the procedures properly.
“Without that, he still remains a Dynamos player until a time when they put in writing their position. It is normal in football that a club and player can always terminate a contract by mutual consent,” said Mahachi.
If DeMbare decide to implement the recommendations, they will be forced to pay the player for the remaining six months and then pave way for other new players expected to come on board.
DeMbare suddenly find themselves in a strong position to assemble what could be a much stronger side than last year.
However, the way they will handle those players they no longer want could derail them as they will need to be careful with available resources.
Mukamba found himself on the wrong side of the law under coach Lloyd Mutasa last year, developments that led the coach to freeze him out before they accepted him back to just train with the team towards end of the season.
It was the same period that the technical team also kicked out Mukamba’s friend Lincoln Zvasiya.
An inside source yesterday said the club could end up looking at the option of loaning out the player until the expiry of his contract.
“A loan elsewhere will be the easiest way out. It will simply help them get him off their wage bill. As far the technical team is concerned, they do not want anything to do with the player anymore and that is why his name appeared among those players that will not make the 2018 squad.
“It is very clear that if Dynamos do not take such a route, they will have to then pay the player for the remaining six months. And if they just allow him to train with them without playing matches, the palyer’s represantatives can always request for termination on that basis, a situation which will still see DeMbare extending a golden handshake,” said the source.
Mukamba first played in the Premiership at Kiglon under Mutasa before he moved to Dynamos in 2011 where he became a household name.
After being crowned Soccer Star, Mukamba made the break in the ABSA Premiership but he failed to make an impact at Bidvest Wits and the other clubs he was subsequently loaned to.
Much was expected on his return, but the DeMbare technical team believes that off the pitch shenanigans has taken the star off the rails.