12 October 2018
ERRANT Dynamos midfielder Denver Mukamba returned to training yesterday ahead of the Harare Derby this Sunday.
Mukamba went AWOL last week and failed to feature for the team’s penalty shootout win over Herentals in the Chibuku Super Cup.
Mukamba who is not likely to take a part in Sunday’s game as Coach Lloyd Chigove stamps his authority on the underperforming giants, was given another reprieve to participate in training.
The talented former soccer star of the year is said to have attended to a family bereavement.
Chigove, who is critical of Mukamba’s behaviour, said it would be undignified to include the midfielder at the expense other committed players.
“After our discussions with the executive they said they are going to meet and chat about the matter and come out with a resolution on the way forward and so he (Mukamba) has been granted permission to train with the rest of the team because he says he had gone to a funeral.
“It will be tricky for us to include someone who has trained for only two days when the other guys have trained for four days, it would be a demoralizing fact, and everybody must work like a professional.
“If he works hard and trains like everybody else we will consider him for selection.
“At this particular moment we have to manage a lot of politics so I won’t say further about Denver Mukamba,” he said.
In another case of a player possibly angling for a move away from one of the biggest football clubs in Zimbabwe, Ocean Mushure is still absent for Dynamos and most definitely unavailable for Sunday’s clash with rivals CAPS United.
Chigove said Mushure’s approach to whatever he is doing is wrong.
“Ocean is a sober minded man who is deliberately making decisions, probably he wants a move but he is doing it the wrong way.
“Normally I don’t talk about guys that are not there but those who are here and those guys I think are prepared to do the job like they did in the quarter final of the Chibuku Super cup.
“Ocean was not there, Denver was not there so I think it will be demeaning for us to talk about guys who are not prepared to put in the shift, we would rather concentrate about guys who end up playing for the team.
“Some of them are going through pain to represent Dynamos, those are the guys I’m prepared to honour and to give respect and I think they can do the job for us.