Dynamos justify Ndiraya’s suspension

By Lawrence Trusida

HARARE giants, Dynamos have justified the suspension of Head Coach Tonderai Ndiraya saying it is meant to pave way for internal disciplinary proceedings.

The Harare giants suspended Ndiraya on Friday last week, but did not divulge the reasons for the suspension which has led the football community to speculate.

Some have even accused the Glamour Boys of lack of professionalism in the way they dealt with the case.

The decision comes at a time the Glamour Boys have been performing well under Ndiraya, with DeMbare second on the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.

However, the executive has stuck to its guns saying their decision is the best for the club.

“It’s a sad situation really, we also don’t want disturbances but this was very necessary, we have procedures we follow as a club and that’s exactly what we did. It’s a collective decision not just my decision, we have a constitution that has to be followed by everyone and no one is bigger than that not even the chairman,” said Dynamos Chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa.

The Dynamos Chairman also clarified the club’s financial status and players winning bonuses, arguing that they have not broken any contractual agreements.

“We agreed as a club with the players to pay their winning bonuses at the end of the season. That was before the sponsor came and when the sponsorship was unveiled, we told them of the situation and they agreed with our decision, and as it stands it’s a contractual agreement that we are obliged to meet at the end of the season,” he added.

He also clarified the issue of players staying at houses owned by executive members.

“This situation is not new to Dynamos, they are helping the club and not asking for anything, this has always been done. Now that there is money from Sakunda people start talking, but when there was no money no one cared where these guys were staying and the players involved for example Mvula is one of the best not just at Dynamos but in the country,” he noted.

The Dynamos executive met the players this Monday to advise them on the current situation at the club.

They are also expected to speak to Ndiraya this Tuesday, with rumours circulating that he might be shown the exit door.

Meanwhile, the Premier Soccer League is set to bounce back this Saturday with troubled Highlanders facing a ZPC Kariba side in the same predicament at Nyamhunga Stadium, Black Rhinos face Whawha at Sakubva Stadium, while it’s a battle of the municipal sides as Harare City hosts Bulawayo City at the National Sports Stadium as log leaders Chicken Inn take on Yadah at Luveve Stadium.

Resurgent FC Platinum tackle a tricky Triangle side at Mandava, while another potentially explosive encounter is lined up for Baobab Stadium as Ngezi hosts Manica Diamonds.

Sunday will see Dynamos hosting unpredictable Herentals at the National Sports Stadium, while fading giants Caps United travel to Bulawayo for a date with Bulawayo Chiefs at Luveve Stadium, with the last match of the day pitting Tenax and Cranborne Bullets at Sakubva Stadium.