Dynamos turn to Mashingaidze

FORMER ZIFA chief executive Jonathan Mashingaidze faces a torrid task to thrust  Dynamos back on the rails following his appointment as the club’s CEO.

Perennially dogged by on and off-field squabbles, ownership concerns, huge debts and internal fights at the club’s top echelons, Mashingaidze will have it all to do.

He has been handed the mandate to position the club among the best on the continent.

Mashingaidze has joined the club as the CEO. His mandate is to reposition Dynamos and take it to the top again. He was the best candidate for the job considering his vast experience and knowledge of football issues,” said a source at the club.

Dynamos has been without the position of a chief executive for a long time and the choice of Mashingaidze — one of the best football brains in the country — is part of the vision of chairman Isiah Mupfurutsa to revive the brand of the club.

Mashingaidze is expected to be unveiled next week.
He will have to steer a ship that recently pushed out club president Solomon Sanyamandwe, a few months after Kenny Mubaiwa had stepped down because of the never-ending squabbling at the club.

Dynamos currently occupy 8th position in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League standings with 27 points from 19 matches played.

FC Platinum lead the way on 35 points from 19 matches played.

The Dynamos job is Mashingaidze’s first high profile job in football administration circles since he parted ways with Zimbabwe Football Association on April 26.

Then led by Philip Chiyangwa, ZIFA executive committee refused to renew the contract of then General Secretary Mashingaidze and opted to put him on  retirement.