DIVISIONS ROCK DEMBARE

Sports Reporter

DYNAMOS will get their 10th season without a league championship this weekend with the Glamour Boys battling to heal the rifts caused by the sacking of vice-chairman Vincent Chawonza.

The Harare giants have a blockbuster opening fixture against Highlanders at Barbourfields on Sunday and it will come just two weeks after a lifeless performance in losing the Castle Challenge Cup to Ngezi Platinum Stars.

DeMbare will be hoping to win the championship, at least to ensure this group doesn’t become the first one to go for more than 10 years without winning the league title.

The last time Dynamos went on their longest run, without winning the league, was the decade between 1997 and 2007.

They ended that lengthy wait when David Mandigora and his men won the league title in 2007 and then went on to reach the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League the following year.

This year DeMbare will mark 10 years since they were last crowned champions in 2014 when Kalisto Pasuwa won for the fourth year in a row.

However, in keeping with the chaos, which has become the DNA at DeMbare, Pasuwa was sacked and has gone on to win multiple league championships in Malawi while DeMbare have won NOTHING.

Kenny Mubaiwa, who was the chairman during that golden run, was also sacked.

Two weeks ago, the ghosts of chaos returned to Dynamos when Chawonza, a businessman who many felt was bringing a corporate touch to the way the club is run, was sacked because of flimsy reasons.

The reality is that Chawonza was resisting the old ways of running the club which have seen DeMbare fail to realise their potential as an institution which could rake millions of dollars if there was order at the club.

Dynamos are now struggling to deal with the damage inflicted by Chawonza’s sacking.

“It has divided the players and split the dressing room into two,” said sources. “That poor performance at Ngezi was a product of the divisions which have been created by the decision to fire the VC (vice-chairman).

“The players are not happy and they have been making that very clear and we are hearing that even the sponsors are concerned because all this negativity also affects their brand.

“There is an air of uncertainty at the club right now and these divisions will take time to repair and the prayer is that they won’t manifest in the opening league matches, especially the one against Bosso because if we lose that game badly then there will be serious challenges.”

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