Good Riddance: Mubaiwa Finally Thwarted by Marriot

Harare - It seems the invincible and politically connected Kenny Mubaiwa finally found his match in board member Bernard Marriot-Lusengo, and he finally threw in the towel. 

Even his strong political links could not save his post, which began with the recent technical reshuffle that was overturned by the board. 

“I have tried my best under the most difficult conditions. I have always wished the best for this club and sacrificed a lot, but it seems all my efforts were being frustrated of late.

“The most painful part is that the blame for all the club’s ills has been laid squarely on my feet, yet I am not in control of the running of the club.
Down and Out: Kenny Mubaiwa

“If results don’t come, it’s the president’s fault. Square and fine, then we make a decision to reshuffle the technical team – fire Lloyd Mutasa and we were negotiating to bring back Callisto Pasuwa – then out of the blue Mutasa is reinstated.

“Still results are not coming and the coach even decides to go to South Africa on national team duty when we are in this mess. The fault again is placed on myself,’’said Mubaiwa.

The most successful club president claims he was reduced to a ceremonial role. 

“It’s not fair. It’s like I had been reduced to a ceremonial president. You cannot be a president without the powers to make decisions.

“I have worked under the late Richard Chiminya and (Freddy) Mkwesha at Dynamos and there wasn’t much of interference. So I have taken my position. Maybe if someone comes, then the club could move forward.

“For me, it’s painful to leave, but the pain is just the same even if I am to remain there,’’ said Mubaiwa.

He joined Dynamos leadership as vice-chairman to Farai Munetsi in 2010. He was elevated to the position of chairman the following year and managed to steer the Glamour Boys’ dominance on an unprecedented run of four league championships between 2011 and 2014.

“At this stage I am stepping down to give someone, who can work under the prevailing conditions, a chance. All the best in your endeavours,” read part of the letter.

Businessman Solomon Sanyamandwe is now expected to take over.

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