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Kenny Mubaiwa negotiating for Pasuwa's return

by Staff reporter
29 May 2018 at 14:16hrs | Views
THESE are desperate times at Dynamos.

RECENTLY fired coach Lloyd Mutasa has bounced back and could be re-introduced to the team today after their morning training.

This is all happening at the instruction of Board chairman Bernard Marriot.

The move comes at a time when club president Kenny Mubaiwa is said to have started negotiating for Kalisto Pasuwa's return to try and save the ship.

DeMbare fired Lloyd Mutasa after he failed to win one of three games which were part of the executive's ultimatum. Mutasa was then made technical director, a largely ceremonial position.

However, caretaker coach Biggie Zuze has done worse in the four matches that he has been caretaker coach, and his statements blasting management in recent days further complicated matters for him.

Mutasa's third coming, made possible by DeMbare's most powerful man, effectively ends moves to lure Pasuwa back which were underway.

Yesterday Marriot's cellphone was answered by someone who indicated that the DeMbare chairman was unavailable. "I'm sorry he has gone for a meeting."

Club president Kenny Mubaiwa said he could not comment on anything at the moment.

An insider however indicated that these are desperate times for the former champions who have managed 14 points from 14 games so far.

"Marriot was not happy that the executive removed Mutasa after that ultimatum. Remember they had indicated that the board was set to restructure.

"That move could have helped nullify the three-match ultimatum and continue with Mutasa. It was not effected and Mutasa had to go in the end.

"But the fact that he was kept in the system was an indication he had not at all fallen out with the chairman," said an insider.

"Now after Zuze failed to make an impact in four games and pulled the trigger on the management, the reality is that both the executive and the board was no longer on Zuze's side. The only question now was who can replace him?

"It is not yet clear what will happen now that Mutasa is back. Remember his trusted people were fired and now at the helm was Zuze his former assistant and manager Richard Chihoro."

H-Metro can confirm that both Zuze and Chihoro were in the dark yesterday and if the recommendation by Marriot is taken up, the executive will have a mammoth task of trying to restructure the whole technical team.

This is against the background that when Mutasa was fired, there was belief among his loyalists that they were sabotaged by those that remained behind.

"It is tough and there could be more confusion if the situation is not handled properly.

"This is coming at a time when Mubaiwa was negotiating with Pasuwa's manager Gibson Mahachi for the possible return of the gaffer.

"There was nothing concrete reached as yet but the fact that Mutasa is bouncing back, means the negotiations will not go any further as Pasuwa tries to avoid issues that puts him in the middle of controversies.

"The approach was based on the fact that they needed someone who can save the club, but with what is happening, it changes everything and brings the negotiations to a halt," said the source.

Source - hmetro