There's No Peace At DeMbare
THERE is no peace at the volatile Harare giants Dynamos who could lose rising star Peace Makaha if they fail to settle an outstanding debt that dates back to 2015 when the Zimbabwe youth international joined the Glamour Boys.
The 20-year-old Makaha, DeMbare’s Most Improved Player in 2017, is out of contract and has reverted to being a Divine Soccer Academy player.
Makaha joined the Glamour Boys as a rookie in 2015 with Dynamos promising to pay him $6 000 signing on fees which were to be disbursed in tranches of $2 000 each.
But Dynamos have not played ball.
Apart from the signing on fees, DeMbare owe Makaha outstanding salaries and bonuses which could also hit $2 000.
Divine Academy director Newsome Mutema confirmed Makaha was back at his academy waiting to hear from Dynamos.
“As it stands Peace has no choice, he has reverted to Divine Soccer Academy. Dynamos have not been forthcoming even as we have been trying frantically to initiate talks with them in the last few days,” said Mutema.
The Dynamos executive, led by Keni Mubaiwa, is yet to meet in the New Year to plan for the 2018 season despite promising to do so.
The club also has a number of key players whose contracts expired on December 31, 2017 and these are Obey Mwerahari, Tichaona Chipunza, Masimba Mambare and Cleopas Kapupurika.
The exciting Kapupurika was on loan from champions FC Platinum.
Left footer Carlos Rusere is also out of contract.
DeMbare secretary Webster Marechera admitted the club was still to hit the ground in terms of their preparation for the 2018 season.
This situation could force coach Lloyd Mutasa to conduct another taxing rebuilding exercise, just like last year when he held trials following the departure of several key players.