Dynamos have announced the departure of 13 players as they look to build a championship-challenging team for new coach Herbert Maruwa.
Notable names include captain Partson Jaure, Godknows Murwira, Ralph Kawondera, Keith Murera, foreign imports Ghanaian Sylvester Appiah, Albert Eonde from Cameroon, and Nigerian striker Alex Orotomal, whose contracts ended on New Year’s Eve.
Three junior team players Luke Musikiri, Claivert Tshuma and Stephen Chatikobo will also be returning to PE Academy.
The Glamour Boys are also negotiating the mutual termination of contract with veteran striker Evans Katema and Nigerian Martin Ofori.
Midfielder Trevor Mavhunga has also found a new club according to the press release by the club.
“Dynamos Football Club wishes to advise its stakeholders that it has parted ways with the following players whose employment contracts with the club expired on the 31st of December,” the club said before naming the seven first-team players.
“The clubs had also offered Trevor Mavhunga an improved new contract but the player’s handlers advised that Trevor is now heading for a new home.
“Dynamos FC shall forever remain grateful to the service rendered to the club by these players and we wish them well in their careers.
“Meanwhile all our stakeholders are hereby notified that the club is almost through with the recruitment of new players to beef up our 2023 squad and a formal announcement will be made in due course,” Dynamos said.
Most of the players who have left the club will likely follow former coach Tonderai Ndiraya who has since joined new boys Simba Bhora.
Ndiraya is an admirer of Murera, Murwira, Jaure and Mavhunga and is sure to make a bid to bring them into his new project.
Dynamos had an underwhelming season last year in which they finished third in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League, a performance which cost coach Ndiraya his job after the club also decided not to renew his contract.
Maruwa was announced as Ndiraya’s replacement last month and has since emphasised the need to create a youthful squad in a bit to restore the glory days for DeMbare.