Dynamos players are not happy over the club’s failure to pay their winning bonuses.
The development threatens the team’s challenge for the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title despite a bright start to the current campaign.
Dynamos are currently leading in the title race with 30 points, two clear of second-placed Chicken Inn after 14 rounds of matches.
The Glamour Boys take on perennial rivals Highlanders on Sunday while still licking their wounds following a 0-1 defeat to Bosso in the Independence Cup final on 18 April.
However, morale in the Chazunguza camp is reported to be at its lowest because of management’s failure to pay players’ winning bonuses since the start of the season.
One of the players, who spoke to NewsDay, said the only thing that has prevented them from staging a strike is the players’ respect for head coach Tonderai Ndiraya. Said the player:
If it wasn’t for mudhara (boss) [Tonderai] Ndiraya, it could have been chaotic here.
He has been keeping us calm, and asking us to focus on playing and winning matches.
The entire squad has so much respect for him; otherwise what is prevailing at our neighbour (Caps United) could also be happening here.
The truth is we are not happy and hopefully the management will sort out this issue as early as possible.
How do they expect us to compete for the title against teams that are giving their players as much as US$400 winning bonuses?
The players are reportedly owed over US$1 000 each in winning bonuses.
Dynamos have so far won nine matches and drawn three.
According to the bonus structure at Dynamos, each player is entitled to US$100 for every win, and US$50 each for a draw.
When contacted for a comment by NewsDay, Dynamos treasurer Moses Chikwariro referred questions to club chairperson Isiah Mupfurutsa, whose mobile phone was said to have been unreachable.