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Lloyd Mutasa appointed Dembare interim coach

by Eddie Chikamhi
14 May 2016 at 09:18hrs | Views
DYNAMOS interim coach Lloyd Mutasa is aware of the huge expectations from the Glamour Boys supporters as he hopes to turn around the fortunes after taking over the reins from his former boss Paulo Jorge Silva who was sacked this week.

Mutasa was given five games to prove his mettle and will start by facing his former employers FC Platinum in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Rufaro tomorrow.

The former midfielder yesterday said he is under no illusion of the task that has been bestowed upon his shoulders following the dismal run by the team in the last six weeks, which eventually cost Silva his job.

"Football has always been a pressure game, but to be honest in life you have to say let bygones be bygones and we open a new chapter. Probably we are going to be judged by what we will do on Sunday more than what has happened previously," said Mutasa.

"I know the expectations of the Dynamos family and who knows? There is always a start to everything. We haven't won a league match this season at Rufaro, FC Platinum haven't lost a league match yet and in life we say there is always a first time.

"As Dynamos, we will try and do our best and hope that our best will be able to get us the results that our fans desire."

Mutasa yesterday conducted the team's training session with Gift Muzadzi, who was recalled from suspension, resuming his duties as goalkeepers' coach.

Their performance will be reviewed after the matches against FC Platinum, Tsholotsho, Highlanders, Chapungu and newboys Ngezi Platinum Stars.

The coaches yesterday had a long discussion with the players after the training session and they were later joined by the club's secretary-general Webster Chikengezha who explained to them the latest changes to the technical department.

Chikengezha then gave assurances to the players and reiterated the need to keep focus of the vision they have for this season.

Earlier, the Glamour Boys also had a familiar visitor as Silva, who stays just across the road from the training ground, decided to come and watch the boys he had worked with for the last five months probably for his last time.

Silva watched the early parts of the training session through the fence as Muzadzi and Mutasa administered the drills ahead of a difficult game with unbeaten FC Platinum.

Dynamos are coming from a goalless draw away at Hwange.

Their conversion rate has been the most worrying aspect of the team after finding the back of the net only twice in 450 minutes of Premiership football. Both goals came in one match when they beat Mutare City Rovers.

Mutasa indicated they have been trying to polish up their finishing by investing more time in sharpening the attack during the drills. The spotlight will again be on the forwards Rodreck Mutuma, Kudzanayi Nyakasaka, Richard Kawondera, Farai Mupasiri and their latest addition Evans Gwekwerere.

Dynamos should not expect to have an easy afternoon. Norman Mapeza has built a strong unit capable of vying for honours this year.

The platinum miners have so far won four of their five matches in a perfect run that has been credited to an incredible work ethic and vigorous team work.

"We are looking at FC Platinum for now and they have been playing well. They haven't lost a match as yet so we know we are going to face a tough assignment. But as Dynamos we have to play like Dynamos," said Mutasa.

The Harare giants have said gate charges remain at $3 for the cheapest ticket.

Source - the herald