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29 April 2017, Mutare City Rovers' newly-appointed coach Masimba Dinyero has embarked on a team rebuilding process ahead of the new season which he aims to use as a launch pad to a Premier Soccer League (PSL) return.
The Mutare-based soccer outfit was relegated from the top flight league last season under the stewardship of Takura Shariwa who is now in charge of PSL newcomers Shabani Mine FC.
Speaking on his vision for Mutare City Rovers, Dinyero said he was on a serious team rebuilding process as other players left the team following their relegation last year.
"I am in the process of assembling a strong team that will compete for the PSL ticket in the Eastern Region Division One League. Some players left the team following its relegation last season.
"We will work hard because soccer loving fans in Mutare need a team to represent them in the PSL," said Dinyero.
Mutare City Rovers will also fight for the first position against former PSL outfit Buffaloes who missed a return to the top flight league to Yadah FC.
Buffaloes have since relocated from Mutare to Rusape and will be using Vhengere stadium as their home ground ahead of the new season in Division One.
Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) - sponsored Tenax FC also pose as a threat to Mutare City Rovers after the team merged with Hwahwa, Flame Lily and Ntabazintuna to form one strong team that will represent ZPCS.sport