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Manica Diamonds FC dumps majority of players who helped them get ZPSL promotion


Soccer players who helped Manica Diamonds FC get promoted into the Zimbabwe Castle Lager Premier Soccer League from the Zifa-Eastern Division 1 League in the 2018 season, were dropped by Luke Masomere for technical issues, (as per report), from the team after their contracts expired. The now Ex-Manica Diamonds players had been signed on one year contracts in 2017 and helped the Mutare side complete the Zifa-Eastern Division 1 League unbeaten, winning 25 games and attaining 4 draws in the process.

Manica Diamonds FC have since signed 12 new players who have experience in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. Manica Diamonds FC new signings include well known names like Partson Jaure and Peace Makaha.

One player who spoke to the local sports media on behalf of the players who were dropped by Manica Diamonds FC revealed disappointment and distaste for the action,

“I played for the team with all
my heart and passion, focusing on getting promoted so that I would realise my childhood dream of playing in the top-flight league,’’ he said.

“It was after we got promoted when
things started going wrong.

"All of the players’ contracts expired
because the club had signed us on one-
year contracts and if you check right
now almost 75 percent of the team, who fought for the club to be promoted, were dropped.’’

Manica Diamonds FC chairman
Masimba Chihowa pointed the matter to team coach Luke Masomere:

“All the players we had last year were on a one-year contract and the decision to sign or drop players was done by the coach because it is a technical decision.

‘’We, as the executive, have a little role
to play in deciding the future of a player and the coach is the one that signals us to sign a player not the reverse." Story: Herald.

Click here to see all 4 teams that have been promoted into the Zimbabwe Castle Lager Premier Soccer League for the 2019 season.

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