Mu­tasa in fir­ing line

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo

IN what might be a shock but ex­pected move, Dy­namos are set to ring changes to their tech­ni­cal team with a Botswana na­tional, David Bright, set to re­place the un­der­fire Lloyd Mu­tasa.

Fol­low­ing a 1-2 loss to bit­ter ri­vals High­landers at Bar­bour­fields Sta­dium on Sun­day which en­sured Bosso com­pleted a dou­ble over them, Mu­tasa’s fate be­came sealed with sources close to the Harare giants telling this pub­li­ca­tion that the club im­me­di­ately in­vited Bright for talks.

It is be­lieved that the Bosso loss was the fi­nal straw in Mu­tasa’s four-month ro­mance with Dy­namos.

“I have not heard of the name you are men­tion­ing but like any am­bi­tious in­sti­tu­tion, if re­sults are not com­ing changes are bound to be made and we shall make them,” said Dy­namos chair­man Kenny Mubaiwa, who missed the block­buster clash on Sun­day.

Mu­tasa was ap­pointed Dy­namos coach in May, tak­ing over from the con­tro­ver­sial Paulo Jorge Silva but has failed to im­pose him­self on the side.

DeMbare have been blow­ing hot and cold and are al­most out of the run­ning for the league ti­tle as they trail lead­ers FC Plat­inum by a mas­sive 12 points with seven matches to go.

The club also ex­pe­ri­enced some dis­ci­plinary is­sues with cer­tain se­nior play­ers who al­legedly went on a drink­ing spree af­ter a 0-2 loss to strug­gling Border Strik­ers.

DeMbare have dropped 19 points in their last 10 games and the club, prob­a­bly fear­ing an out­side top eight fin­ish, wants to avoid dis­as­ter and give the new coach am­ple time to study and know the club cul­ture ahead of the 2017 sea­son.

Bright, a ma­jor in the Botswana army, was last month named as the new Deb­swana First Di­vi­sion side Morupule Wan­der­ers coach.

He is con­sid­ered to be one of Botswana’s most suc­cess­ful coaches.

He won three con­sec­u­tive Botswana Premier League (BPL) ti­tles be­tween 1999 and 2001 with Mo­godit­shane Fight­ers. — skhu­moyo2000

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