MaBlanyo eyes DeMbare restart

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - SPORT - Lang­ton Nyak­wenda

DY­NAMOS coach Lloyd “MaBlanyo” Chigowe is ex­pected to name an­other as­sis­tant coach and beef up his tech­ni­cal team for the 2019 sea­son.

Chigowe was as­sisted by Mu­rape Mu­rape when DeMbare made the great es­cape from rel­e­ga­tion in the 2018 Cas­tle Lager Pre­mier Soc­cer League, but the lanky gaffer has been given the green light to name an­other as­sis­tant.

He is also ex­pected to choose a goal­keep­ers’ coach as DeMbare has been op­er­at­ing with­out one since Zondai Nyaungwa was fired along­side for­mer gaffer Lloyd Mu­tasa in Sep­tem­ber.

The Sun­day Mail has gath­ered that Chigowe could lure Aces Academy coach Ex­pense Chi­tukutu to the Harare gi­ants.

Chi­tukutu, who holds a CAF A Li­cence, is cred­ited to­gether with Marc Duvil­lard for pro­duc­ing a large num­ber of qual­ity play­ers who in­clude War­riors’ stars Khama Bil­liat, Knowl­edge Mu­sona and Ge­orge Chigova.

Dy­namos chair­per­son Isa­iah Mp­fu­rutsa re­vealed that his side had al­ready be­gun player ra­tio­nal­i­sa­tion for the 2019 sea­son and would need Chigowe to ex­pe­di­tiously sort out the tech­ni­cal team.

“As you are aware, our tech­ni­cal team is not suf­fi­cient, Chigowe will have to look for an­other as­sis­tant coach. We also need a goal­keep­ers’ coach and a fit­ness trainer,” said Mp­fu­rutsa, who could not be drawn into re­veal­ing the iden­tity of the tar­geted man.

It seems there won’t be time to cel­e­brate Christ­mas for “MaBlanyo”, as the gaffer also has to come up with a wish list, while at the same time he has to of­fload play­ers from the cur­rent squad, which fin­ished a dis­ap­point­ing 11th in the 2018 sea­son.

Chigowe has hinted on a mas­sive over­haul at the faded gi­ants.

It is be­lieved that he in­tends to build his 2019 squad around ris­ing keeper Sim­barashe Chi­nani, de­fend­ers Pakhamani Dube and God­frey “Marabha” Mukambi, mid­field­ers Gift Saun­yama and Kudzanayi Dhe­mere, winger Cleopas Ka­pupurika, as well as the ex­cit­ing Valen­tine “V11” Kadonzvo.

Chi­nani has how­ever, at­tracted in­ter­est from South African clubs, while Dhe­mere is be­ing linked with a move to newly pro­moted side Man­ica Di­a­monds.

“We have started our player ra­tio­nal­i­sa­tion ex­er­cise and we are pro­gress­ing well. The coach has iden­ti­fied some play­ers from other clubs he wants to sign, and we are al­ready work­ing on that.

“He (Chigowe) also has to come up with a list of play­ers he wants to of­fload,” said Mp­fu­rutsa.

Among those tipped to be shown the door are the quar­tet of Obey Mw­er­a­hari, Peace Makaha, Kingston Nkata and Mar­shal Machan­zani, who were sus­pended to­wards the end of last sea­son for al­legedly fan­ning dis­con­tent at the trou­bled club.

Also ex­pected to be off­loaded are the likes of Ku­dak­washe Kumwala, Jimmy Tigere, Qual­ity Kan­gadzi, James Marufu, Marvelous Mukumba, Mu­nashe Kaseke and the way­ward Den­ver Mukamba.

Chigowe has also iden­ti­fied a num­ber of Dy­namos ju­niors he wants to pro­mote to the se­nior team, while vet­eran striker Ed­ward “Duduza” Sadomba is ex­pected to make a sen­sa­tional re­turn to the club that gave him fame be­fore he moved to for­eign leagues.

Should Chi­tukutu be con­firmed as Chigowe’s num­ber two, chances are high DeMbare could also get a few play­ers from the famed Aces Academy.

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