The Sunday Mail
With a goalkeeping crisis looming at Dynamos ahead of the new season, head coach Tonderai Ndiraya is hoping for a quick resolution to the Gift Muzadzi debacle.
Muzadzi, the team’s goalkeeper’s coach, was on Monday suspended by the Dynamos executive after he allegedly complained about outstanding salaries and a US$3 transport fare given to the technical department.
The suspension of Muzadzi has piled pressure on Ndiraya, who is facing a goalkeeping crisis.
Dynamos currently have a single goalkeeper on their books.
“It’s unfortunate that we find ourselves in this situation,” said Ndiraya.
“We have become so thin in that department (goalkeeping), as we have only one goalkeeper in Tymon Mvula, and we are still engaging another goalkeeper from another team.”
Ndiraya – who has worked with Muzadzi at Ngezi Platinum Stars before they joined Dynamos in 2019 – called on the two parties to find an amicable solution.
“It is very clear that Gift Muzadzi was suspended by the club; Gift has been my right-hand man for a long time now.
“There is a difference between suspension and dismissal, and I am hoping the club will take a due process and resolve the issue.
“It is my hope and appeal that they look into the issue, and assist us in really making sure that we are strong in that department (goalkeeping),” he said.
The Zimbabwe Warriors assistant coach now seems to be caught in between his trusted lieutenant and the club, as Muzadzi is set to undergo a disciplinary hearing.
“Gift has so much experience and I hope he will go through the disciplinary process.
“I don’t want to be seen as trying to influence the process,” added Ndiraya.
According to Muzadzi, the technical team was given US$3 each to report to training ahead of the President’s Uhuru Cup clash against Highlanders on Sunday.
“We came for training on Saturday then after training the players got US$8 each for bus fare, because we had scheduled our programme for four days,’’ Muzadzi told our sister paper, The Herald.
“So, the players were saying they do not have money for transport, since they have not received their salaries for last month.
“It was US$2 per day to get into town and, from there, they use the team bus.
“As a technical team, we got US$15, which we were supposed to share for the days we would train until the Highlanders game.”