DYNAMOS assistant coach Murape Murape has been fingered as the root cause of the Glamour Boys’ struggles this season with three senior players including Valentine Ndaba criticizing him for his conduct during the Harare derby against Caps United at the National Sports Stadium which saw him being sent off.
By Tongai Mwenje and Causemore Gadeni
The Dynamos assistant coach was given his marching orders by Harare referee Ruzive Ruzive for the gesture he made at the Caps United bench after Dynamos had led 3-0. And in a leaked audio, the players charged that Murape’s conduct was not consistent with that of a coach.
They said instead of leading by example he was behaving like a player. They also heaped praise on Coach Lloyd Mutasa whom they said was a good coach who had no assistant.
The players also drew comparisons with Caps United coach Lloyd Chitembwe whom they said had a good assistant coach in Mark Mathe.
Dynamos had appeared on course to grab maximum points but with four minutes to full time Caps United scored three goals for a share of the spoils in one of the greatest comeback stories in local football.
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And according to the recording Murape Murape features prominently as the chief culprit to the current Dynamos problems.
In the 11 minute long audio clip, the players also questioned the capabilities of striker Rodreck Mutuma but they also appeared to appreciate that for all his arrogant he was a player who could deliver the goals when it matters most.
The only identified player is Valentine Ndaba is heard in the audio clearly stating his displeasure with the working conditions at the club. Ndaba also said he had a fall out with Murape.
“Any player who crosses Murape’s path, no matter how good they are, will not be in the final 18.”
Another player is heard alleging that Murape lacked leadership qualities.
The game was being beamed live on Super Sport and one would not ignore the amount of damage on the Dynamos brand and the Premier Soccer League at large.
In unison, the players are heard applauding their coach Lloyd Mutasa.
“He is a good coach. Anyone who think Mutasa ain’t good must be out of his mind,” one player is heard casting out his opinion before others echo the same sentiments.
Murape is not new to controversy as he grabbed headlines two weeks ago after he was fired from the Dembare ranks following a string of poor results.