Dynamos team manager, Richard Chihoro, known as Nyoka, has been embroiled in a juju controversy that has put his future with the club in jeopardy. It all started during a league match between Dynamos and Hwange at Barbourfields Stadium, where Chihoro was seen sprinkling an unknown substance on the goal area.
Premier Soccer League Summons Chihoro Over Voodoo Gimmicks At Dynamos vs Hwange Game
As a result, the Premier Soccer League’s disciplinary committee has summoned Chihoro to appear before them on April 5, to face charges of misconduct. Until then, he has been barred from all club activities, including training sessions and sitting in the technical area during matches.
Chihoro could face further sanctions if he is found guilty of bringing the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League into disrepute. Such an outcome could result in his being barred from the club’s activities for months, leaving his future at Dynamos in doubt.
The incident has cast a shadow over Dynamos’ victory, with some Hwange fans invading the pitch, causing the goalkeeper to lose his gloves. The league has not taken this matter lightly and is determined to whip Chihoro into line. It has cited Order 31 of the PSL Rules and Regulations, which makes it an act of misconduct for anyone who brings the game, sponsors, or the League, ZIFA, CAF, or FIFA into disrepute.
Previous Juju Antics
Chihoro has a colorful past, and he has been accused of being the DeMbare juju man. In August 2014, at Barbourfields, he reportedly sprinkled sand on the point where Highlanders players were supposed to enter the pitch, causing chaos and helping Dynamos win the match 1-0.
“In August 2014, at Barbourfields, I just picked up ordinary sand from the ground and sprinkled it at the point at which Highlanders players were supposed to use to enter the pitch,” he once said.
“All hell broke loose!
“I was insulted verbally and Highlanders players scaled the fence into the stadium – in their own backyard. They were scared and we won 1-0 on our way to a fourth straight league title.”
Chihoro and Dynamos are yet to respond to the charges, leaving many to wonder what the future holds for the embattled team manager.