Dynamos Football Club

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Dynamos Football Club
Dynamos
Dynamos Logo
Full name Dynamos Football Club
Nickname(s) Dembare, Glamour Boys
Founded 1963
Ground Rufaro Stadium
Chairman Keni Mubaiwa


Dynamos Football Club is a Zimbabwean based professional football club which plays in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. It is arguably the most decorated football club in Zimbabwe. The club has won several accolades locally, and has performed at various international tournaments and commands a huge support base of more than a million fans.

Synonymous with its blue and white regalia, Dynamos commands great influence in as far as Zimbabwean football is concerned. Their so-called carpet football which involves a continuous flow of the ball coupled with accurate passing in the field of play has over time earned them the title 'Glamour Boys'. Local football fanatics usually prefer to call the team DeMbare due to the team's attachment to their traditional home ground Rufaro Stadium which is located in the iconic suburb of Mbare in Harare.[1] Rufaro Stadium which is a stone through away from the Matapi and Tagarika hostels of Mbare suburbs has resulted in the intimate, affectionate and emotional attachment between the team and the residence not only of Mbare but of the whole city of Harare.

Brief History

Dynamos was formed in 1963 by Sam Dauya, Richard Chiminya, Obediah Sarupinda, Freddy Mkwesha, Jairos Banda, Denver Mahachi, Morrison Sifelani, Shacky Chitimbe, the late Danny Bricks Thomas, the late Josiah Akende, and the late Patrick Amato Dzvene in the Mbare suburb of Harare.[1] The birth of Dynamos was necessitated by the disbanding of two major football clubs Salisbury City and Salisbury United in 1962. Hence this created the need to have a black dominated football club to compete against the white dominated clubs such as Salisbury Callies. Thus the formation of Dynamos was in a bid to address the segregatory nature of the white minority which was common during the colonial period. Soon after its formation, Dynamos embarked on a development path which saw it producing good results. In 1964, the club produced the first black player to play outside the country Patrick Dzvene who played in Zambia for Ndola Football Club. Over the years, Dynamos achieved success at various levels in the football fraternity. The club is also the most successful club in the country after having clinched an impressive twenty one league titles among other domestic trophies.

Club Achievements

  • Rhodesia National Football League Champions 1963, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1976, 1978

Cup of Rhodesia Winners 1976

Post-independence (post-1980) Honour Year(s)

  • Runners-up 1987, 1988, 1996, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Cup of Zimbabwe Winners 1985, 1988, 1989, 1996, 2007
  • Zimbabwean Independence Trophy Winners 1983, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2004, 2010
  • Zimbabwean Charity Shield Winners 2002
  • Mbada Diamonds Cup Winners 2011, 2012
  • TM Pick n Pay Challenge Cup 2014
  • Bob 90 Cup 2014
  • Gushungo Victory Cup 2014


Performance in CAF competitions CAF Champions League: 5 appearances

  • 1998 – Runners-up,
  • 1999 – Group stage exit,
  • 2008 – Semi-finalist,
  • 2010 – Group stage ext,
  • 2011 – First round exit,
  • 2012 – Second round exit,

CAF Confederation Cup: 1 appearance 2012 Continental honours and achievements Rhodesian clubs were barred from African continental competitions as the Rhodesia Football Association was not a member of the CAF. The newly renamed Zimbabwe Football Association was admitted to the CAF following Zimbabwe's independence in 1980, allowing its member clubs to enter continental competitions starting from the 1981 season. Honour Year(s) African Cup of Champions Clubs / CAF Champions League Runners-up 1998 semi-finalists 2008

Winners[email protected] Cup 2013[2]

Outstanding Perfomances

the DeMbare 2014 Team
The most successful performance at continental level was in 1998 when the team reached the CAF African Club Championships finals. They played Asec Mimosa of Ivory Coast and they lost in the final. The team was coached by Sunday Chidzambwa. It included players such as Memory Mucherahowa, Callisto Pasuwa, Stuwart Murisa, Gift Muzadzi and Stanley Chirambadare.[3] Dembare went on to lose 4-2 in the final after having drwan 0 - 0 in the first leg played in Harare. Dynamos is the only team in Zimbabwe to have reached the final of the competition which makes DeMbare and Orlando Pirates of South Africa the two most successful clubs from the region of Southern Africa to have reached the final.[3]

Another glittering moment in Dembare's history was in the African Champions league again when the team reached the semi finals of the competition in 2008 under the guidance of David Mandigora. Reaching the semi finals was only part of the outstanding performance by Dembare as they had also dispatched African heavyweights and previous winners of the tournament such as ASEC Mimosa, Zamalek of Egypt and the then reigning champions Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia whom they beat both home and away.[3]

Dynamos's most outstanding epoch in the domestic league was from the beginning of the 2011 soccer season to the end of the of the 2014 soccer season. The club under the guidance of Callisto Pasuwa managed to win four consecutive league titles a feat that has never been achieved by any other club in Zimbabwe. In that same period Dynamos also won other trophies like the Bob 89 Cup, Bob 90 Cup, TM Pick n Pay Challenge Cup and the Gushungo Victory Cup making it the most embellished part of Dembare's footballing history.

Former Managers

  1. Reinhard Fabisch
  2. Moses Chunga
  3. Peter Fanuel
  4. Luke Masomere
  5. Sunday Chidzambwa
  6. Clemens Westerhof
  7. Keegan Mumba
  8. David Mandigora
  9. Elvis Chiweshe
  10. Lloyd Mutasa
  11. Callisto Pasuwa[1]

Greatest Players who played for Dembare

  1. George Shaya
  2. Moses Chunga- He was one of the first Zimbabwean players to play for European clubs.
  3. Stanford Mtizwa
  4. John Phiri
  5. Sunday Chidzambwa
  6. David Mandigora
  7. Kaitano Tembo
  8. Agent Sawu
  9. Murape Murape
  10. Desmond Maringwa
  11. Francis Chandida
  12. Stewart Murisa
  13. Clive Mwale
  14. Givemore Manuella
  15. Gift Muzadzi
  16. Stanely Chirambadare
  17. Memory Mucherahohwa
  18. Jimmy Finch (Founding member)
  19. Morrison Sifelani (Founding member)
  20. Denver Mahachi (Founding member)
  21. Josiah Akende (Founding member)
  22. Patrick Amato Dzvene (Founding member)
  23. Lloyd Mutasa
  24. Francis Shonhayi
  25. Vitalis Takawira
  26. Claudius Zviripayi
  27. Callisto Pasuwa

Current Board

  1. Keni Mubaiwa - Chairman
  2. Webster Chikengezha - Secretary General
  3. Owen Chandamale - Director of Finance
  4. Chris Kasiyazi - Secretary
  5. Charles Gwatidzo - Board member
  6. Norman Maziti - Board member
  7. Lazarus Magwenzi - Board member
  8. Noel Musariyarwa - Board member
  9. Freddy Muzuva - Board member [4]

Current Coach

David Mandigora [4]

Assistant Coaches Tonderai Ndiraya

Dembare head to head with Bosso

  • 09.08.2014 Highlanders FC 0-1 Dynamos FC
  • 22.06.2014 Dynamos FC 1-0 Highlanders FC
  • 27.10.2013 Highlanders FC 0-1 Dynamos FC
  • 21.04.2013 Dynamos FC 1-1 Highlanders FC
  • 28.10.2012 Dynamos FC 1-1 Highlanders FC
  • 22.07.2012 Highlanders FC 1-1 Dynamos FC
  • 25.04.2011 Highlanders FC 0-0 Dynamos FC
  • 26.09.2010 Highlanders FC 0-3 Dynamos FC
  • 28.04.2010 Dynamos FC 1-0 Highlanders FC
  • 08.11.2009 Highlanders FC 0-1 Dynamos FC
  • 26.04.2009 Dynamos FC 4-0 Highlanders FC
  • 02.11.2008 Dynamos FC 1-1 Highlanders FC
  • 13.07.2008 Highlanders FC 1-1 Dynamos FC
  • 11.11.2007 Dynamos FC 0-0 Highlanders FC
  • 06.04.2007 Highlanders FC 1-2 Dynamos FC
  • 30.07.2006 Highlanders FC 2-0 Dynamos FC
  • 02.07.2006 Dynamos FC 0-1 Highlanders FC
  • 17.07.2005 Highlanders FC 1-1 Dynamos FC
  • 10.07.2005 Dynamos FC 0-0 Highlanders FC
  • 21.11.2004 Dynamos FC 0-1 Highlanders FC
  • 30.05.2004 Highlanders FC 2-1 Dynamos FC
  • 14.09.2003 Dynamos FC2 -0 Highlanders FC
  • 24.08.2003 Highlanders FC 0-3 Dynamos FC
  • 28.07.2002 Highlanders FC 0-1 Dynamos FC
  • 31.03.2002 Dynamos FC 0-0 Highlanders FC[5]
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 , Dynamos F.C, "Wikipedia",Retrived: 17 June 2014"
  2. , Dynamos thrash Bosso to lift Bob89 cup, NewsDzeZimbabwe, published 28 Feb 2013:, retrived:17 June 2014"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Zimbabwe's Dynamos could be football's biggest winners this season, The Guardian, Published: September 26, 2008, Retrieved: February 5, 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 Eddie Chikamhi, New Board For DeMbare, The Herald, Published:16 Apr 2014, Retrived:17 Jun 2014"
  5. Sbue Head to head statistics, e Diski.com, Published: July 21, 2012, Retrieved: February 4, 2014