HARARE – Dynamos team manager Richard Chihoro has tipped his team’s new signings to impress in the run-in to the Castle Premiership title.
The reigning league champions bidding for a third title in a row have boosted their squad during this current mid-season transfer window by bringing in former CAPS United and Moroka Swallows defender Oscar Machapa.
Machapa’s move following his release from The Birds came as a huge relief to DeMbare’s defensive woes in the second half of the season.
DeMbare have also roped in former winger Benjamin Marere and are also closing in on the signing of another former CAPS United star Tafadzwa Rusike who has been training with the team for the past week.
The trio featured during DeMbare’s 3-2 win against Flame Lily last Saturday and Marere scored one of the goals.
“We have some new additions that we are very happy about. They are experienced players and we expect them to play an important role during the run in to the season,” Chihoro told the Daily News.
“They are all doing well. Everybody in the team likes them already and this is always a compliment. They have been here before and they know how to manage pressure at this level.
“I am glad these players have come because we needed them. We think we have the right players and if we perform like we should then we’ll have a very good chance of winning trophies.
“The club want to improve in every aspect because we know we have a great challenge against other teams like Harare City, CAPS United, Highlanders and Chicken Inn.
“It is important for the club. I know how much everyone desires it. The fans only want to see the team doing well.”
The Harare giants somehow hit a terrible patch at the beginning of the campaign, which left a lot of questions hanging about their pedigree to mount a serious challenge to defend the title they have won in the last two years.
But they made a steady recovery and are now in the reckoning for the title fight.
The Harare giants are now on 32 points after 18 rounds of action and are trailing log leaders Harare City by five points.
The July mid-season transfer window expires on Wednesday midnight.