Dynamos head coach Lloyd ‘Mablanyo’ Chigove says his side has been doing their pre-season business behind closed doors and is almost done.
Chigove said he is not worried about the rumour mill that has suggested Dynamos has been losing most of its experienced and senior players to other clubs.
The Glamour Boys are hoping for an improved season despite losing several senior players and fighting relegation for the better part of last season.
DeMbare’s technical team said once they are done with the pre-season selection and signing of players, the club’s Secretary-General will announce the 40 players to represent the blue and white boys for the 2019 PSL season.
Head coach Chigove said the technical team where almost done with the selection process although two more players from Ghana arrived on Wednesday (yesterday) to join one other from Cameroon who is already training with the club.
“We are almost done with pre-season selection and signing of players but Dynamos being Dynamos players will always come and cannot turn them away without giving them a chance or a tryout,” he said.
Chigove said the club would reserve five slots of for players promoted from the junior teams as part of a junior development programme to ensure the club does not continue to buy players.
“We have introduced a strong and vibrant junior policy to ensure a continuous development programme so that in the next three years we will not buy players. We have a youngster “Simbo” an attacking midfielder, from our U18 side and he is one to look out for this season,” said the DeMbare head coach.
More than 60 players were at the DeMbare training session at the Reserve Bank Sports Club away from the media glare including the likes of veterans Edward Sadomba, Godfrey “Marubber” Mukambi, and Tawanda Macheke.
Head coach Chigove is a former juniors’ coach who was in charge of the club’s development.
He took over towards the end of last season on an interim basis together with long-serving player now assistant coach Murape Murape and team manager Richard Chihoro.
The club fought relegation throughout the 2018 season and survived with less than three games to go, later suspended senior players’ Kingstone Nkatha, Peace Makaha, Marshal Machazane and Obey Mwerahari for allegedly inciting other team members to boycott training over unpaid wages.
Several players have allegedly left the club including Valentine Kadonzvo and Ocean Mushure.
Dynamos is arguably the most decorated football club in Zimbabwe and commands a huge support base of more than a million fans.