DeMbare will rise: Ndiraya
AFTER a frenzy transfer window, Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya is convinced they are ready to compete when the 2020 Castle Lager Premiership season commences.
The Glamour Boys gaffer, however, placed a caveat on any high expectations from their demanding supporters after signing 11 new players.
It looks like there is no end in sight in terms of transfer activity as the Glamour Boys remain linked with a number of targets which are likely to drive higher the number of new arrivals as Ndiraya overhauls the squad.
The high number of acquisitions comes after DeMbare finished a disappointing 10th place some 18 points behind champions FC Platinum.
As the country’s most successful club, the 2019 season was a complete disaster something which Ndiraya is working hard not to repeat.
“To be quite honest, Dynamos as big as it is, is always gunning for the championship and there is no doubt about that. But I’m saying if we want to get to those levels, we have got to be at the same level with those we are competing against,” Ndiraya told the Daily News at Lake Chivero where the club was holding a team bonding getaway over the weekend.
“We have recruited more than 10 players, which means they also need time to gel which is something we are going to do. Last year, we finished in the top 10 and the next reasonable target for me would be to get in the top four and that increases your chances of winning the title.
“So top four is a realistic target for our club but of course as a team we want the championship there is no doubt about that. So first things first, we fight for the top four and once we do that we know we have a very good chance of fighting for the championship.”
DeMbare have already signed defender Partson Jaure from Manica Diamonds, Ghanaian defender Sylvester Appiah and winger Tino Chiunye from ZPC Kariba.
Goalkeeper Taimon Mvula has arrived from Hwange, defender Byron Madzokere and midfielder Nkosi Mhlanga were signed from Yadah FC while Juan Mutudza made the switch from Herentals.
Barnabas Mushunje was snapped up from Ngezi Platinum Stars while the unheralded pair of Tanaka Chidhobha, Lennox Mutsetse arrived from FC Platinum U19.
“These guys have come into a big institution which requires a lot of responsibility and that is what we are working on now. This team building exercise will really set the foundation for the boys to put in big performances this coming season,” he said.
“Dynamos is all about the big heart and that’s what we are trying to get from these boys and I’m satisfied with the process and I hope it will prepare them mentaly for the difficult and exciting season which we are going to be facing.”