Yogi won’t quit

Dynamos coach David Mandigora has declared he will not quit despite calls by his club’s supporters to step down.


The 1980 Castle Soccer Star of the Year has been under heavy criticism with the latest being the demonstration by his team’s fans after the goalless draw against Tsholotsho Pirates. “When I accepted the job of Dynamos coach, I knew of the challenges that go with it. I am not going anywhere. I am there to do a Job and only at the end of the season will I be judged,” said Mandigora.

Mandigora said the fans were justified in their anger as failure to win at home was disappointing but promised that Dembare will bounce back from their lacklustre showing against Tsholotsho Pirates.

Dynamos this week are at home against fourth placed Triangle. “We can only keep them quiet by improving on our performance. But what the fans should look at is that we are now way off the leaders. The league title is still within our grasps,” said Mandigora.

Dynamos are in third position with 21 points the same as second placed Chapungu and two points behind overall leaders Chicken Inn who are on 23 points after 11 starts.

Mandigora is under pressure to deliver after taking over from Kalisto Pasuwa who won four consecutive league titles with the 1998 Caf Champions League finalists. He admitted there is pressure after the Pasuwa history but said every coach has his own way of doing things adding that he was doing things his own way to guarantee the success that has been achieved in the past.

The former Warriors midfielder won the league title with Dynamos in 2007 and led them to the semi finals of the Caf Champions League, a year later before losing out to Cotonsport of Cameroon. Dynamos did not participate in the 2015 Caf Champions League due to financial constraints.

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