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Mutuma, Madamombe start training

HARARE – Roderick Mutuma and Russell Madamombe have started training with Dynamos after a protracted negotiation over their contract renewals.

Rodreck Mutuma
Roderick Mutuma

Mutuma had been linked to a move to big spending Bulawayo side How Mine, who have already snapped up Devon Chafa and Tawanda Muparati from the defending champions.

Madomombe’s contract had run out at the end of last season and the midfielder’s DeMbare future had been uncertain.

The midfielder’s manager Gibson Mahachi told the Daily News that his client had decided to start training since negations were now at an advanced level.

“We haven’t finalised anything yet but we seem to be getting somewhere for now. Since that it is the situation that was no need for Russell to stay home anymore as he needs to keep fit,” said Mahachi.

“In our last communication Dynamos said they were going to hold a meeting last night and they would get back to me after that meeting. But I’m sure that we are going to get a favourable response.”

Another of Mahachi’s clients, striker Simba Sithole has still to pitch up for training this season as he waits for a new contract.

“With Simba, we are still waiting to hear from Dynamos but I think we will be concluding the negotiations soon,” said Mahachi.

Efforts to get a comment from Mutuma’s manager Edzai Kasinauyo proved fruitless by the time of going to press as his phone was not being answered.

Dynamos secretary-general Webster Chikengezha said: “We have not yet concluded negations but since they are now training it is a sign that things are now moving smoothly on the negotiation table.”

New DeMbare coach David Mandigora has embarked on a large rebuilding exercise after taking over from Calisto Pasuwa, who led the club to four consecutive league titles since 2011.

The club has already released Muparati, Chafa, Murape Murape and Thomas Magorimbo, who were all instrumental during that four-year spell under Pasuwa.

Former Monomotapa midfielder Ronald Chitiyo, who had a wonderful season with the Glamour Boys last year, left the club to join South African First Division side Royal Leopards.

The Harare giants have moved in t reinforce their squad by adding former CAPS United forward Kelvin Bulaji, Shabanie Mine full back Godknows Murwira and ZPC Kariba goalkeeper Tonderai Mateyaunga.

Mandigora also recalled defender Nigel Gandare and midfielder Carlos Rusere from loans spells at ZRP FC and DC academy. Daily News