Dynamos: The Football Club

Dynamos is a Zimbabwean based professional football club which plies its trade in the Premier Soccer League. It is arguably the most decorated football club in Zimbabwe due to its successful exploits both at local and international levels. The club boasts of popular support with the biggest number of supporters in the country. 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 their so called traditional home ground Rufaro Stadium]] which is located in the popular residential area of Mbare.[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 Football Club was formed in 1963 by Sam Dauya 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 of the colonial period rhetoric. 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

Club Accolades

Honour Year(s) Rhodesia National Football League Champions 1963, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1976, 1978 Cup of Rhodesia Winners 1976 Post-independence (post-1980) Honour Year(s) Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League Champions 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013 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

Performance in CAF competitions CAF Champions League: 5 appearances 1998 – Runner-up, 1999 – Group stage, 2008 – Semi-finalist, 2010 – Group stage, 2011 – First round, 2012 – Second round,

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-Bob@89 Cup 2013[2]

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]

Some Notable Players

  1. George Shaya
  2. Moses Bambo Chunga- He was one of the first Zimbabwean players to play for European clubs.
  3. Stanford Stix Mtizwa
  4. John Phiri
  5. Sunday Mhofu Chidzambwa
  6. David Yoggie Mandigora
  7. Agent Sawu

Current Board

  1. Bernard Marriot - Chairman
  2. Shakie Chitimbe - Deputy Chairman
  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 [3]

Current Coach

Calisto Pasuwa [3]

Assistant Coaches Tichaona Diya and Tonderayi Ndiraya

Team Captain

Patson Jaure [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 , Dynamos F.C, "Wikipedia",retrived: 17 June 2014"
  2. , Dynamos thrash Bosso to lift Bob89 cup, "publisher", published 28 Feb 2013:, retrived:17 June 2014"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eddie Chikamhi, New Board For DeMbare, "Herald", published:16 Apr 2014,retrived:17 Jun 2014"