By Mbuso Ncube
Dynamos assistant coach Murape Murape revealed to Mail and Telegraph that the troubled team’s technical department had to force the divided troop to travel to Gweru and fulfill their last encounter with relegated Nichrut on Saturday.
The skeleton team was walloped in the Midlands capital.
Dynamos were walloped three nil by the gold miners who got their goals from former Dynamos player Rodrick Mutumwa who managed a brace and Ephraim Mwinga.
It is reported that the trip to Gweru was almost abandoned after some players threatened to boycott the trip in protest over their outstanding winning bonuses, salaries and signing on fee.
The Lloyd Chigowe led outfit had to travel with only 13 players, among the 13 two were goalkeepers.
“We have been having problems throughout the season and on Thursday the players refused to train, on the day of the match we had to force them to travel to Gweru only to fulfill the match and it was a bad show, we performed dismally and not up to the standards of Dynamos. We had to do with what we had on the table.
“We were also hit by injuries, Quality Kangadze had to attend to his pregnant wife then Jimmy Tigere had exams to attend to.
As much as they have grievances it is also important to put your team first and I think we need players with a positive attitude when it comes to playing for Dynamos, and what it means donning the Blue and white kit,” said Murape.
One of the players who travelled with the team revealed to Mail and Telegraph that some of his teammates did not make it to Gweru because they wanted their dues to be settled first.
“It’s hard to keep on playing for nothing, some of the players boycotted and there was nothing the technical team could have done. We were actually lucky to have fulfilled the fixture, there was no ways we were going to play or travel with less than 11 players.
This problem of unpaid salaries and winning bonuses has rocked the team for a long time and I foresee an exodus during the off season period, a lot of players want out and I am also considering my career and my family’s upkeep, we can’t continue playing for nothing,” said the player.