CAPS’ Champions League preps in disarray

HARARE - CAPS United's preparations for the upcoming African Champions League tournament are in disarray after several players they had targeted for acquisition snubbed the club. Former AmaZulu midfielder, Vusa Nyoni, whom CAPS officials said they had already signed, is reportedly having a chan

ge of heart after pressure from his father, Dumisani, to play for Bulawayo giants Highlanders. Dumisani Nyoni used to play for Highlanders.

There are genuine fears that CAPS might also fail to secure the services of Gift Muzadzi after his club Buymore offered him a lucrative contract in a bid to dissuade him from joining CAPS. Muzadzi, who agreed to join CAPS in principle, is still to put pen to paper.

The Harare giants have already lost out on defender Hebert Dick and striker Sageby Sandaka to Monomotapa.

Star midfielder, Ashley Rambanepasi, who has been one of the best players in the country in the past two years is said to have told the club executive that he wants to move out.

Rambanepasi, who was in contention for an African Nations cup debut, lost out after a poor run of form at the end of last season. It is still not clear which team he will join.

Said a CAPS player after a training session at the weekend: “The situation is not good at the moment and we are only starting playing in the Champions League next in less than a month.

“Our situation is not clear. It has been made worse by the absence of head coach Charles Mhlauri because he is the only one who can come and negotiate with players. Maybe the picture will be clearer when the coach returns from the Nations Cup.”

Efforts to get a comment from CAPS owner Twine Phiri were fruitless as he was said to be out of the country yesterday but an official at the club said their team had very good players to last them the distance.

CAPS are scheduled to play a team from Burundi in the first round of the Champions League and if they progress, they are likely to meet Raja Casablanca of Morocco in the second round. – ZimOnline

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