Dynamos players to share $28 000

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DYNAMOS players are set to share at least $28 000 after winning the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title a week ago.

TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

Dynamos beat Highlanders and Harare City to the finishing line in a very close race to win the ultimate prize in domestic football — the third successive season they have managed to do so under the guidance of Kalisto Pasuwa.

More importantly, Pasuwa and his men made history with that achievement as they became the first to win a hat-trick of league titles. They pocketed a $70 000 pay cheque from Delta Beverages who sponsor the league through their Castle Lager brand.

As Dynamos bask in the glow of their championship triumph, reports have indicated the executive is planning to reward the players and the technical team by giving them 40% of the prize money. Last season, the players were said to have also received the same amount.

However, it is understood players are pressing for more than 40% this term because it is the only major trophy they managed to lay their hands on after they were kicked out of the BancABC and the more lucrative Mbada Diamonds Cup in the early stages of the tournament.

Dynamos secretary-general Webster Chikengezha, however, declined to disclose the prize money to be shared by the players. “These issues are private and confidential. We can’t disclose that to the Press,” Chikengezha said.

Dynamos’ earnings from the league and the Mbada Diamonds Cup, where they were knocked out in the quarter-final stage amount to $100 000, $80 000 less than what Highlanders
($180 000) got for finishing second in the league and winning the cup.