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THE Dynamos board is set to convene a crucial meeting tomorrow to find ways to arrest the crisis gripping the club and the mounting tensions that have threatened unity within the structures. The DeMbare executive was scheduled to meet the technical team yesterday following the disappointing 0-1 defeat to Buffaloes which came on the back of another loss to Chapungu last week.

There have been reports of deep-rooted divisions between the executive and the technical side.

However, the meeting could not take place as the matter was forwarded to the board and coach Callisto Pasuwa is likely to answer charges of insubordination for his no-show following an invitation by the executive last Wednesday.

Pasuwa and his technical team failed to turn up for a meeting, without giving reasons, when they were summoned by the executive last week and this has not gone down well with their superiors.

This comes at a time when Dynamos are understood to be considering former national team coach Norman Mapeza to replace Pasuwa, who has fallen out of favour with club chairman Kenny Mubaiwa.

Dynamos have become slow starters and the club’s leadership said they want to stop the trend following a run of three wins and three defeats in the opening six matches.

“They were supposed to meet today (yesterday) but the meeting couldn’t take place for some reasons,” sources told The Herald.

“But the executive has written to the board expressing displeasure at what they viewed as gross insubordination by the coach.

“The executive was not happy with Pasuwa after he failed to honour their invitation to a meeting last week and they are taking it as a disciplinary issue. “Pasuwa now has to explain to the board because the executive feel their authority was undermined.”

Pasuwa’s cause has not been helped after he lost league matches against Chapungu and Buffaloes.

Sources said Pasuwa and Mubaiwa have been at loggerheads since the club chairman lost the bid to lead the Premiership to Twine Phiri in March.

A week before the election, Dynamos players boycotted training and sources said the chairman felt undermined by that incident and suspected that Pasuwa had a hand in the revolt.

Last week, Mubaiwa is said to have met Mapeza at a Harare hotel and the duo discussed the possibility of the former Warriors coach being recruited to take charge of DeMbare.

Pasuwa has been targeted by some members within the executive for a long time and sources say he has been able to survive this far because he has the backing of board chairman Bernard Marriot.

But the two defeats on the trot have worked in the favour of those who want him fired and it appears they are determined to use this as ammunition.

Last year Dynamos only managed five draws in their opening five matches before collecting maximum points in the sixth outing when they beat Tripple B 2-0 on their way to a third straight championship under Pasuwa.

But there are fewer teams in the capital this year, which provides a different test, with the Glamour Boys on the road frequently.

On Sunday, a section of the Dynamos fans threw missiles targeted at Marriot at the National Sports Stadium.

Dynamos will travel to Shabanie Mine for their next assignment this Sunday.

Source : The Herald