De Mbare fans will want to see their team at the top of the standings and to get closer to the top De Mbare will have to navigate their way past two tricky opponents within the next week. First up are tough tackling Hwange, who this season have lost twice to Dynamos in league and cup competition. The Glamour boys are looking to complete a hat-rick of victories over the coalminers to stay on course for their nineteenth league title. Next Wednesday De Mbare take on Shabanie Mine who this weekend host league leaders Motor Action.
Hwange have made a significant change in the form of new Zambian coach Chilumba who has been following the Glamour Boys thoughout the Champions League and in the PSL. Thabani Kamusoko is likely to be called upon to pull the strings in midfield in the absence of Ashley Rambanapasi who is attending a family funeral this weekend. The club also asks fans to remember in their prayers and thoughts Dr Nathan Makanza, the teams doctor whos father passed away this week after a motor accident.
Contrary to media speculation, the match against Hwange is scheduled to go ahead. A simultaneous combination of a post World Cup slump in the local game, significant costs of fulfulling Champions League commitments (some of which are larger than annual budgets of smaller PSL teams) and delayed disbursement of funds by principle sponsor Afrofood have squeezed cashflow. A brand new set of replacement executives will not suddenly evaporate debts or see the PSL flooded with cash overnight.
Club Secretary general Oliver Manyau said, people have not been coming to football in numbers and we have not played a lot of home matches in recent months.
So what we have been making from gate revenue is not much and that little that has been coming our way is not enough to balance our books and ensure we meet all our financial obligations, Manyau said.
Afrofood had undertaken to pay our players salaries but they too are complaining of financial problems and they notified us late that they are no longer able to fulfil their obligations with regard the salaries.
We have put in place measures and gaurantees to ensure we meet obligations to players for the remainder of the year.
We are still one of the best paying teams in terms of winning bonuses and salaries in the league.
I believe we are now focussed on our game against Hwange on Sunday and Shabanie Mine next Wednesday which we will fulfil, Manyau said.Post published in: Football