Eddie Chikamhi-Senior Sports activities Reporter
FORMER Dynamos gamers on Saturday elected legends Ernest Kamba and Sunday Chidzambwa to drive the Premiership soccer membership’s Board of Trustees.
Kamba, who is without doubt one of the surviving senior former gamers of DeMbare, took over as chairman with Chidzambwa coming in as vice-chairman.
Eric Aisam was elected secretary whereas Cremio Mapfumo is the brand new treasurer. The ten-member Board of Trustees additionally contains David George, Moses Chunga, Clayton Munemo, Labani Kandi, Makwinji Soma-Phiri and Ignatius Kapfunde.
The Board of Trustees, which has been non-existent for the previous few years, was elected by the Electoral Faculty in accordance with the membership’s founding structure of 1963. The assembly on Saturday began off by confirming the Electoral Faculty, which in flip elected the Board of Trustees.
“A brand new Board of Trustees was elected and we mentioned the way in which ahead,” mentioned Kamba.
“The membership has been working and not using a Board of Trustees all these years, which is in opposition to the provisions of the structure.
“So the assembly on Saturday was successful as a result of we achieved what we wished and we additionally set the tone for the way forward for the membership. Dynamos’ existence ought to be perpetual. We realised that now we have been dropping members as a consequence of dying and we integrated youthful members into the Electoral Faculty to make sure continuity.
“It’s unhappy that for a few years the structure was by no means adopted. The Chief Justice Malaba judgment mentioned we should always return to the 1963 structure and begin from there.
“The one time we got here nearer to following the structure was once we held the assembly of the Electoral Faculty in 2008. The minutes are there.
“The issue arose when some guys realised that they weren’t going to get senior posts within the board they usually unleashed violence and pushed everybody out of our places of work in Eastlea.
“Myself, Patrick Dzvene, Isidore Sagwete and George Shaya had been victims of that legal act. After the 2008 assembly we had gone on to register with the Registrar of Firms.
“To our shock, once we went again to the Registrar of Firms, we found that every one registered administrators had been signed off as resigned, but I, personally, and my different colleagues didn’t keep in mind ever resigning.
“The one different authorized assembly held when it comes to the structure was in 2016,” mentioned Kamba.
To make sure perpetuity, the previous Dynamos gamers have blended outdated and youthful members into their Electoral Faculty, which is the soccer parliament of the membership.
The opposite proposed members of the Electoral Faculty embrace Desmond Maringwa, Allan Mapila, Sam Mukomondo, David Phiri, July Sharara, Henry Chari, Ralph Kawondera, Norman Maroto, Mugove Munyorovi, Murape Murape, Eddie Mashiri, Dickson Chunga, Tichaona Diya and Nkululeko Dhlamini.
Kamba mentioned the Board of Trustees could have their first assembly this coming Saturday to chart the way in which ahead.
In response to the structure, the Board of Trustees ought to have a three-year tenure. The board directs the coverage affairs of the membership and it attracts its powers from the Electoral Faculty.
The Board of Trustees is remitted to nominate the chief to run the day-to-day affairs of the membership, managers, head coach and committees as required.
The choice of the board of trustees can solely be modified by a gathering of the Electoral Faculty convened for that goal.
Nevertheless, the management of the membership has been in dispute for years, following the dying of many of the founding members.
The DeMbare members have queried how present board chairman, Bernard Marriot, got here to amass the 51 p.c shareholding of the membership and have taken the matter to courtroom.
“The structure expressly states that the membership belongs to founding fathers and former gamers, who ought to make up the Electoral Faculty and are entitled to 1 share every.
“However we now have a state of affairs the place one member claims 51 p.c of the shares. We’re curious to know the way it got here to this.
“We’re additionally curious to know what might have occurred to the membership within the occasion that Marriot is not there, not that we want dying on anybody. That is in regards to the membership,” mentioned Kamba.
Nevertheless, they’re prone to conflict with the Marriot administration, which has dismissed the assembly as a nullity.
“Dynamos Soccer Membership (Pvt) Ltd and certainly, Dynamos Soccer Membership want to distance themselves from the aforesaid assembly and hereby place on document the truth that the assembly has nothing to do with the reliable affairs of Dynamos Soccer Membership.
“The people who’re behind the assembly, which has been purportedly attributed to Dynamos Soccer membership, are neither members of Dynamos Soccer Membership nor Dynamos Soccer Membership (Pvt) Ltd,” mentioned the board’s secretary Fungai Nyamayaro.