Dynamos preparations for their CAF Champions League encounter with AS Vita of DRC hit a major blow as players boycotted training in protest of their outstanding salaries and winning bonuses.
Players boycotted training today over unpaid allowances outstanding in the Mbada Diamonds Cup last year as well as the game against Mochudi Centre Chiefs.
Dynamos have been rocked by financial difficulties which has been further exacerbated by their lack of funding in this year’s African Safari.
The Dynamos executive, held a meeting with the entire team which is currently led by captain Murape Murape earlier today. The executive told the team of the plans underway to secure their unpaid allowances. The chairman Kenny Mubaiwa promised to pay allowances when they come back from DRC citing that their leadership is still trying to secure funds for the DRC trip first.
In a Press Statement Mubaiwa said, “The truth of the matter is that Dynamos has no sponsors for this campaign, with that being said it will be difficult for us to run with things. I would however want to assure the players that the executive will make their allowances available to them as soon as they return from the Democratic Republic of Congo”he said.
“As things stand, we will pay them in full for one game before they travel to the DRC, latest tomorrow morning. I am a man of my word and the youngsters are aware of this fact. However we are still dealing with issues of getting to the DRC so we can progress to the next stage of the competition, remember we havent done so well in the recent past, so we are determined to do better this time around” Mubaiwa affirmed.
Mubaiwa also revealed that Dynamos is also in negotiation with potential sponsors and a lucrative deal is eminent.