That was the day DeMbare lost the championship to rivals Gunners. That 0-0 draw against Black Rhinos was for all intents and purposes- a defeat. The subsequent 1-0 defeat to Njube Sundowns, and other defeats at the hands of Lengthens and little Kiglon, only worsened an already bad position.
Dynamos went into the match on Sunday needing victory, or at least a draw against Gunners, to ensure that they remained with a chance of lifting their 13th league title in history.
But, Gunners, who needed a victory of any margin to claim their maiden championship, did just that with two second half goals from midfielder Nathani Ziwini and striker Norman Maroto.
It was a fitting end to a badly-managed campaign and the inevitable consequences of abysmal organisation.
Club chairman, Partson Moyo, was ousted from the club three weeks ago following a vote of no confidence passed on him by eight members of the board of directors who felt that he was not the right candidate to lead the biggest club in the country.
The Harare business man was also implicated in the misappropriation of funds with reports that he had failed to account for (US$600) advanced to him for the trip to South Africa.
There is also the issue of players’ salaries and allowances. Players spent the better part of the season haggling with management over outstanding salaries and allowances with the Dynamos chairman being accused of failing to explain to the players the delay in payment.
The in house problems at DeMbare also spilled on to the field of play as the team was two weeks ago locked out of their training ground at Prince Edward School because of non-payment of ground rental.
Dynamos eventually lost 3-2 to the Chitungwiza-based side and handed over the initiative to Gunners who had beaten Monomotapa in another league match to reclaim top spot at the league table.
Now, as the newly crowned Zimbabwe champions Gunners prepare for the African Safari, Dynamos are left to ponder over the consequences of failure and the right path for the future.
Dynamos coach Elvis Chiweshe’s future at the club is now a source of raging debate among the Dynamos fans.Post published in: Football