By Wellington Toni
DYNAMOS interim coach Lloyd Chigowe is confident he is a top candidate for the full time position at the Harare giants after saving them from relegation.
Chigowe, together with Murape Murape, were thrust into the hot seat following the dismissal of Lloyd Mutasa a month ago, with the main aim of arresting the decline of the Glamour Boys.
Having achieved that goal, he believes he needs to be given an opportunity to continue with his rebuilding process.
‘I had a mandate that I achieved with two games to go before the end of the season and I believe I need to continue rebuilding this team.
‘Things were not so easy when we started as we lost to FC Platinum, but after our win against Caps United the players started believing they can do it.
‘We don’t need to break that run, we need that for 2019. But at the end of the day, its not up to me but the club management to make the final call,’ Chigowe said.
There has been word in the corridors of power that Philemon Mutyakureva has been earmarked to replace Mutasa on a permanent basis. Mutyakureva was Kalisto Pasuwa’s assistance during the four years from 2011-2014 where they won four consecutive league titles.
Dynamos, who drew 0-0 against Triangle on Sunday, have amassed 41 points so far and thanks to Herentals’ 2-0 win over Nichrut, they have guaranteed themselves a place in the 2019 race.
Turning to the Chibuku Super Cup where they were ditched by Triangle in the semi-finals, Chigowe said the cup was out of their mind.
‘If we had reached the final, that was going to be good as well but our focus was on keeping Dynamos in the PSL. This club is too big to be playing Division One football and I am glad I did my part to save it from relegation,’ he said.
Dynamos chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa said decisions will be made at the annual review of how 2018 progressed.