Dynamos Announce Final Squad For Champions League
In December last year Dynamos submitted a provisional list of 19 players to CAF but experienced a set back after some players withdrew from the list.The players who later opted out included goalkeeper Washington Arubi, Thabani Kamusoko, Evans Gwekwerere and Benjamin Marere.
According to the CAF regulations, Dynamos are supposed to submit a final playing list of players to the continent,s football governing body by Sunday January 16.
Oliver Manyau, the Dynamos secretary said they had managed to add new players to the final list. The club managed to lure back goalkeeper Arubi who had opted to join Divisision One side Highfield United.
The team also managed to tie down former Kiglon goalkeeper Maxwell Nyamupagedengu, Tawanda Mparati, Rodrick Mutumwa, Francis Kanda, Nicholas Alifandika and Patrick Khumbula.
Coming with the final list has not been easy for Dynamos as most players were reluctant to join the club.Some had planned to join newly promoted clubs such as Mimosa.
Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa, who arrived from Kiglon on Wednesday as a replacement for Elvis Chiweshe, named defenders Thomas Magorimbo, Dominic Benato and Gift Bello in his new and probably final squad for the tournament.
He also signed Kiglon’s exciting youth international Denver Mukamba and midfielder Devon Chafa.
Dynamos and Motor Action both submitted their Champions League squads on Friday.Mutasa, who is assisted by Masimba Dinyero and Callisto Pasuwa, retained the rest of the players that played in the African Champions League last year in which they reached the group stages.
Dynamos will not play in the preliminary round after getting a bye into the first round based on their previous performances in the tournament. They are rated 12th best team on the continent by the Confederation of African Football.
Dynamos Squad for the 2011 African Champions League: K Jimu, T Magorimbo, Dominic Benato, T Mamvura, G Bello, D Chafa, D Maringwa, F Vimisayi, D Mukamba, M Murape, K Banda, T Kamusoko, G Magariro, M Makopa, W Arubi, E Gwekwerere, B Marere, D Kutyauripo, G Zhokinyu, A Gutu, A Mbara, M Diya and D Shuva, M Nyamupagedengu, Tawanda Mparati, Charles Chiutsa, Rodrick Mutumwa, Francis Kanda, Nicholas Alifandika and Patrick Khumbula.