Lombard’s future at Dynamos in the balance

19 October 2018 Author   Michael Uugwanga
Namibian international Teberius Lombard, who plays professional football in the Zambian Premier League with Lusaka Dynamos,
is uncertain about his future after media reports in that country suggested that the club was going through financial problems which has seen at least a dozen players leaving the club.
Lusaka Dynamos owner and benefactor, Hanif Adams, admitted to the Zambian media last week that the team’s financial position had deteriorated in recent weeks.
Lombard, who has been linked with a move to Turkey and Zambian defending champions, ZESCO, told the Windhoek Observer this week ahead of the Mozambican clash at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Tuesday that he was not sure where he will be playing football next season despite having two more years left on his contract three-year contract.
“I do not know yet [where I will play next season],” said Lombard who denied knowledge of an interest from the Zambian defending champions.
“I am not aware of any interest from ZESCO. But I have some links that some few teams want to sign me. News travel very fast,” Lombard said.
His comment comes a month after he told the Windhoek Observer in a previous interview that he was happy at the Lusaka Dynamos despite reports that Congolese striker, Chrispin Mugalu, had terminated his contract with the club because he is owed K320,000 Zambia Kwacha (N$460,000) in unpaid salaries and bonuses.
The Sports Mail in Lusaka recently reported that Striker Conlyde Luchanga had quit Dynamos after it failed to honour contractual obligations.
Other players including Ugandan defender Joseph Ochaya, midfielders Fwayo Tembo and Cletus Chama have also jumped ship citing failure by the club to honour contractual obligations
Lusaka Dynamos finished the 2017/18 season in 11th position out of the 20 participating teams in the league with 51 points from 38 matches played.
The club won 15 times, lost 17 and drew six times.
Problems at Lusaka Dynamos were highlighted when the club finished the season with five consecutive losses, a 4-0 defeat to Nkana on 13 October, 2-0 defeat to National Assembly on 26 September, 4-2 loss to Power Dynamos on 23 September, 3-1 defeat to Buildcon on 19 September and a 1-2 loss to Green Eagles on 15 September.


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