Silva serving his last Days at Dembare

Dynamos’ current coach Paulo Jorge Silva seems to be leaving on borrowed time as his days are allegedly numbered at the beleaguered former champions, SportBrief can reveal.

By Tongai Mwenje

Silva’s disastrous short-term flirtation with Dynamos, where his shocking technical shortcomings have reduced the Glamour Boys into a punching bag, is set to come to an end following a revelation that Dynamos president Kenny Mubaiwa is currently in negotiation with another foreign coach who will take over the reigns at the Glamour Boys.

According to an impeccable source, Mubaiwa is now sick and tired with the clueless Portuguese gaffer and wants to bring in a fresh mind to restore sanity at the troubled local football giants.

This time Mubaiwa has casted his net as far as Turkey, the source revealed.

“Mubaiwa is working on bringing another foreign coach but this time from Turkey and his wife is from Ghana,” the source revealed.

Asked whether the deal has materialised or still in its infantry stage, the source said the details are still under wraps and confidential to allow a flawless contract discussion in the event Silva gets sucked.

“Not much details as of now and remember these are sensitive issues you wouldn’t want to reveal to a media organisation,” the source cautioned.

The source also revealed that it would be a positive move for Dynamos if Mubaiwa succeeds in his endeavour to bring in the Turkish gaffer. According to the source the perceived Dembare’s next coach is an admirer of African football and has been closely following the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. His football profile has been labeled as excellent although the source has opted to withheld the name of the coach.

“At one time he wanted to join Caps United but couldn’t as the green machine went on to rope in its former coach and player, Lloyd Chitembwe,” source said.

Silva was tasked with helping Dynamos reclaim the league title but there have been more negatives coming out of the camp while the results have been disappointing.

The Portuguese coach had wanted to introduce his own way of doing business at the Harare giants and in the process has clashed with some of his players, notably Takesure Chinyama who has since left, and goalkeepers coach, Gift Muzadzi, who was sacrificed last week.

DeMbare were thrashed 3-0 by Chicken Inn in the opening match of the season.

They were then held to a goalless home draw by Triangle in the second match to leave them in need of a win to appease their demanding supporters.

But they could not make up for it in the Independence Cup at the weekend.

They featured in two matches and finished the campaign again without finding the back of the nets to mark more than four hours of play since the start of the season without scoring a goal.

Silva, who has been complaining about the lack of quality in his strikeforce, could rue the departure of Chinyama, who returned to Poland after his relationship with the coach had irretrievably broken down.

He has also had numerous clashes with Muzadzi, who questioned the coach’s pedigree and even hinted that Silva appeared to believe that black coaches were not good enough.

But the team still lost without Muzadzi at the weekend and the blame was fingered on four unnamed players.

It also appears Silva has been losing grip on the Glamour Boys dressing room.

DeMbare secretary-general Webster Chikengezha yesterday challenged the coach to prove the claims that he is being sabotaged by players and members of his technical bench.

“We don’t act on information that we have read or seen in the media because if we do that, it would be a recipe for disaster,” said Chikengezha.

“The team has just arrived from Bulawayo and we are yet to have an official report from the technical.

“The coaches are saying they are being sabotaged.

“Whether that is true or not nobody really knows and we are saying to them give us proof that you are being sabotaged.

“They should tell us what exactly is being done to sabotage them and we are still waiting to hear from them.”

DeMbare will travel to Mutare this week for their next league game.




Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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