9 February 2017
DYNAMOS may have lost their most promising player for the 2016 season Bret Amidu but in a way it also meant less headache for coach Lloyd Mutasa.
Going into the 2017 season, it was going to be impossible to leave out the talented midfielder who announced his arrival at the Harare derby.
Such was Lloyd Mutasa’s dilemma that he had to make sure he created space for Masimba Mambare, Wisdom Mutasa, Valentine Ndaba and Takunda Sadiki.
Mutasa has however, denied that the departure of Bret has reduced pressure on his part.
“Look, we would have wanted him to stay. That also applies to Murwira and Dominic but they made a decision to move and we have to respect that.
“It’s not like it created headache for us. You could see in the last matches, we could even play Bret and Wisdom in the same team even though people thought they play the same position.
“We also had the option of Valentine and the other senior players and at the end they all played just behind Murwira. It is always good to have all those options,” said Mutasa.
While Mutasa says he was happy to have many options among the attacking midfielders, H-Metro understands there was a lot of dissatisfaction on those that saw little game time.
There was also pressure to play the more consistent Bret and Sadiki.
Mutasa has already indicated that he will look at the hardwork that the players will be putting at training, justifying their inclusion.
“It is important to have that work ethic. We saw it in these players that managed to be recognised by the other teams. We wish them well,” he said.
Mutasa has proved in the past reasons to be a coach that believes in rotation of the players.
At FC Platinum Bret is likely to face stiff competition from players that already understand the system under Norman Mapeza.