The players vowed that they will only return to training after receiving their contracts and payments that go along with signing for Zimbabwe’s most popular football team
Most of the players do not have contracts to play for Dynamos this year. Only Zambians Derreck Kabwe and Arthur Kasekola signed from Zesco United have agreements to play for De Mbare this year.
The Premier Soccer League does not register players without a contractual agreement a player and his club.
Apart from the sit in at their training ground, captain George Magariro has also been absent from the team’s training ground with news filtering through that the player is on his way to FC Platinum unhappy that he has not received his contract nor his dues to play for Dynamos this year.
Top striker Cuthbert Malajila has also left for Maritzburg United in South Africa despite having been registered to play for Dynamos in the Caf Champions League.
Club coach Calisto Pasuwa says the events that are taking place at the club and have been happening since the team resumed training for the 2012 season have greatly affected DeMbare’s preparations for both the domestic season and the Caf Champions League.
Pasuwa is attending a course organised for Premier Soccer League club coaches but has taken time in between to attend to his team which trains across the venue of the meeting.
Pasuwa says he has been told by his club executive that the players’ grievances would be addressed but says he is not happy that the impasse is taking too long to be resolved.
Dynamos were over the weekend bundled out of the Bob 88 Super Cup by Hwange 2-1 at Barbourfierlds Stadium, missing out the opportunity to retain the trophy they won last year after beating perennial rivals CAPS United.
The executive headed by Harare businessman Kenny Mubaiwa held an emergency meeting Monday evening and Mubaiwa confirmed that on the agenda was the issue to do with the players’ contracts adding that they were making moves to resolve the crisis.
The players, however, are adamant that they will only return to training once their grievances have been resolved.
Dynamos are pencilled to play the winner between FC Mafunzo of Zanzibar and Maculmane of Mozambique in the first round of the Caf Champions League. The Zimbabweans are not playing in the preliminary stages because of their high ranking in African football but will face defending champions Esperance of Tunisia should they win their first round tie.
Dynamos will also be fighting to retain the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title they won on goal difference over FC Platinum last season but events on the ground suggest this will not be easy.