Mubaiwa made it clear Wednesday that the players got their winning bonuses during the course of the season adding that the proceeds from the championship have gone into the club’s coffers.
‘There is no way we can pay the players twice for doing the same job. We paid the players their salaries and winning bonuses during the course of the year, and that was it,’ said Mubaiwa.
The Dynamos supremo says their focus is now on strengthening the club and raising extra funds for the 2012 season in which the club will be battling on two fronts, the Castle Lager Championship and the Orange Caf Champions League in which they have been drawn to play Mafunzo of Zanzibar in the first round with defending champions Esperance waiting for them in the second round.
Club coach Calisto Pasuwa has already told the club’s leadership that he needs new players and more importantly three more strikers to add to Roderick Mutuma whom they are also not sure whether he will be at the club next season as rumours are flying around about his future at De Mbare.
According to Mubaiwa, Dynamos needs at least $650 000 to sustain a realistic challenge for the Orange Caf Champions and the club used Wednesday’s prize giving ceremony as a fund raising occasion though Mubaiwa could not reveal how much they got in both cash and pledges.
Goalkeeper Washington Arubi capped a memorable year after he was crowned the Dynamos player of the Year barely a week he was named the Castle Soccer Star of the year.
The Warriors second choice goalkeeper pocketed a cool $5 000 to bring his total to $12 000 having received $7 000 for being both the Castle Soccer Star of the Year and Castle Goalkeeper of the Year.
Others who were honoured included Desmond Maringwa who for the past five years or so has won the Most Loyal Player of the Year, Gift Bello, the most improved player, Thomas Magorimbo, the most consistent, Tawanda Mupratati, most disciplined player, Denver Mukamba, rookie of the year and Roderick Mutuma the top goalscorers of the year. Mutuma also won the Castle Top Goalscorer of the Year Award with 14 goals for the season.
This season, the popular Harare club won the Castle Lager Premiership, the Mbada Diamonds Cup, and the NetOne Charity Shield.