AS part of their pre-season training, Dynamos will host Zambian outfit Kabwe Warriors on Sunday at Rufaro in their first international friendly as they prepare for the new campaign. The Glamour Boys are also set for a two-week tour of Malawi and Tanzania where they will take on Big Bullets and Young Africans. Club president, Kenny Mubaiwa, said their first pre-season match will be against Kabwe Warriors at Rufaro on Sunday.
DeMbare will also take the opportunity to introduce their new coach, Paulo Jorge Silva, to their fans. Kabwe Warriors have five league titles under their belt and are back in the top-flight league in Zambia after being relegated in 2014. “We are hosting Kabwe Warriors, one of the big teams in Zambia, on Sunday,” Mubaiwa said.
“We want the new coach to assess all his players now that we have finalised all the player transfer deals. “Time is no longer on our side and the club has to prepare well and that is why we have lined up a number of friendly matches, starting with Zambia, then we will go to Malawi and Tanzania.
“Kabwe Warriors are a good side and they will give us a good game.” Mubaiwa said they are just left with signing, at most, two forwards. “All the other deals, including Archford Gutu’s deal, have been completed and everything is in order,” said Mubaiwa.
“We are just left with signing a good striker and they are still looking around but all the other deals are done and dusted.” Yesterday the team had a practice match with Footballers Union of Zimbabwe players who are out of contract. Former Dynamos players such as Benjamin Marere, Nathan Ziwini and Edward Sadomba, who is just training to keep fit, were also in the FUZ team.
Ex-Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya, who is also out of contract, took charge of the out-of-contract players. FUZ programmes officer Vaidah Makotsa said the project will also see some football stakeholders addressing the players on a number of issues.