By Dakarai Mashava
HARARE – Dynamos’ executive is set to meet under-fire coach Callisto Pasuwa and his technical staff tomorrow morning to devise ways of arresting the recent slump that torched fan unrest after Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Harare City.
A militant section of the Dynamos fans confronted the executive’s chairman Kenny Mubaiwa after the 1-0 loss to Premiership newcomers City and demanded the sacking of coach Callisto Pasuwa.
On Thursday, Mubaiwa refused to disclose his executive’s response to the fans’ push for the ouster of Pasuwa, who inked a three-year deal last season after leading DeMbare to a league and cup double last season. “We will meet the technical team on Saturday morning,” Mubaiwa told the Daily News.
“The meeting between my executive and the technical team was not prompted by the fans’ reaction after the loss to Harare City. Even if we had won, we still intended to meet the coaches to map the way forward.
“I can’t pre-empty what we will do because we will only advise our fans on the course of action we will take once we have met the coaches. We want the coaches to tell us what is wrong so that we can rectify the problems. We are determined to make the team win again.”
Meanwhile, Mubaiwa revealed that despite constant speculation in the newspapers linking striker Takesure Chinyama and midfielder Denver Mukamba with moves to South African clubs, none of the clubs have yet approached his executive.
“So far, no player has come to me with a concrete offer unless everything is being done behind my back. Of course, we won’t stand in the way of players wishing to further their careers elsewhere.”
Mubaiwa, however, admitted that the poor run by DeMbare had created enormous pressure, adding that the Harare giants were already scouting for new players in the mid-season transfer window.
“The coaches are busy identifying players we should acquire to strengthen our team regardless of whether some of our key players leave us or not,” Mubaiwa said. “If we lose players, it will make our chances of winning even more difficult. That is why the meeting with the coaches is very important.”
Wednesday’s loss to City leaves Dynamos in eighth place, nine points adrift of log leaders Highlanders amidst swirling speculation that some members of the Richard Chiminya-headed board are pushing for yet another reshuffle of the executive. Daily News
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