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Keni Mubaiwa speaks out

Keni Mubaiwa speaks out


Philemon Jambaya

Assistant Editor

There was a time when Dynamos used to be the undisputed king of the local Premiership.

They won 12 major trophies, including four straight league titles, between 2011 and 2014.

But since then, DeMbare have not won the league title, with their only consolation being last season’s Chibuku Super Cup.

It looks like the barren spell might persist this season, as The Glamour Boys’ chances of winning the championship are slim, if their performance in the first half of the 2024 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League are anything to go by.

Dynamos are 11 points behind log leaders FC Platinum as the league takes a mid-season break.

DeMbare are also in turmoil as players have been boycotting training due to non-payment of winning bonuses and singing on fees.

It’s a situation that has affected a number of their sympathizers including former Dynamos president Keni Mubaiwa.

The lanky administrator was the boss when DeMbare enjoyed massive success between 2011 and 2014.

He resigned from his post in 2018 and remains the last Dynamos boss to win the league championship.

“I love Dynamos and it’s my team even though I am no longer directly involved,” Mubaiwa says.

At the moment, Mubaiwa is not attached to any club and is currently based at his farm in Macheke.

“I still follow the local Premiership with keen interest and it’s sad that our team has not won the league title in a decade.

“My prayer is that those in charge at the club will find a quick solution so that the club returns to those glory days.

“The current executive needs everyone’s support, because at the end of the day, it’s not about politics but the interests of the club,” said Mubaiwa.

Under Mubaiwa, Dynamos won 12 trophies, including four league championships, two Mbada Diamonds Cup titles, two Uhuru Cups, the NetOne Charity Shield, the Bob 89 and Bob 90 Super Cups.

“Player motivation was key and most players ended up driving. Hapana player yaifamba netsoka,” bragged Mubaiwa.

“We were also fortunate as an executive to have a good coach in Kalisto Pasuwa, with whom we won a record four straight league titles.

“Credit also goes to Lloyd Mutasa who laid the foundation for Pasuwa,” added Mubaiwa.

The veteran administrator believes the glamourous days will return at DeMbare.

“It’s a matter of time, Dynamos is Dynamos and they will bounce back. That is certain,” claimed Mubaiwa.

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