The Sunday Mail
LLOYD MUTASA has tried all he can to keep the ageing Ocean Mushure going.
Mutasa moved the 33-year-old Mushure from defence into a more attacking role at a time the left-footed veteran’s graph appeared to dip last season.
Mushure went on to clinch the 2017 Castle Lager Soccer Star of the Year second runner-up award.
However, Mutasa now appears to be losing patience with his skipper who has not been showing up for training over unpaid signing on fees and outstanding allowances.
Mushure appeared once at training last week and has been ruled out of Dynamos’ clash against Chicken Inn at Rufaro this afternoon.
“As a coach you can have your plans but at the end of the day, they don’t always turn out the way you want them to and you have to try to adjust.
“We endured most of what transpired during the first half of the season without him (Mushure).
“Whether we are going to have Mushure or not, Dynamos as an institution has to move on and us as coaches have to work with the options we have on the ground,” Mutasa said.
Valentine Kadonzvo is expected to continue playing on the left wing for the Harare giants in the absence of Mushure.
As Dynamos resumes action in the Castle Lager Premier League this afternoon after a two week mid-season break , Mutasa has set his targets on having Dynamos as the best team for the remainder of the 2018 season.
He expects to get the ball rolling with a positive result against Chicken Inn this afternoon.
“Chicken Inn has always been our bogey side, but we will not allow them to collect six points against us. We are confident of getting a positive result,” he said.
Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas believes the changes within the Dynamos leadership will revamp the Harare Giants.
“They are not going to be easy opponents and with the changes that they have made to their structures, we know for sure that we have a game on our hands.
“It’s a fact that they didn’t have a good run in the first half of the year and they realise the need to turn the corner.
“That said, we have to take each game as it comes in order to achieve our targets and for us, that starts on Sunday against Dynamos,” said Antipas.