Former Dynamos Striker Transfer in Focus

cuthbert_malajilaIn a snap poll conducted on the Dynamos website, the overwhelming majority of fans are of the view that the area needing strengthening the most for future Champions League campaigns is the strike force. This comes as little surprise, given that De Mbare netted only twice in the quarter final stage of the competition. (Pictur

This brings into focus the swift departure of key marksman Cuthbert Malajila in the middle of the Champions League campaign while he was on loan to the Glamour Boys from Chapungu. There has been much ink put to paper on the prolonged transfer saga in the media, some of it fact based and some speculative, so it is worth shedding light on the circumstances that resulted in the transfer being as protracted as it was.

At the core of the issue was an unrealistic escalation in the loan fee for the player throughout his time at Dynamos, that leveraged his importance as a key goal getter in the Champions League. Malajila was contracted to remain at Dynamos until at least the end of the 2010 season and USD $15 000 has been paid towards his loan fee. This is possibly one of the highest ever loan fees paid in Zimbabwe which demonstrates the determination of the Glamour Boys to keep the player for the duration of the Champions League campaign.

Club Chairman Farai Munetsi said, We are demanding US$15 000 from the transfer of Malajila to Club Africain and we are entitled to this money. We have since written to Zifa voicing our displeasure over the transfer. The last club that Malajila played for is Dynamos but we were never consulted in the issuing of his international clearance certificate. We just heard that he (Cuthbert Malajila) is now in Tunisia and we are demanding what is rightfully ours which is US$15 000, Munetsi said.

For now though Dynamos will be focusing on the immediate task at hand, their away trip to Shabanie and aiming to close the gap on Motor in pole position.

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