Mukumbi named new CAPS captain

HARARE - CAPS United have appointed new captain Nyasha Mukumbi to replace Ashley Rambanepasi who left the Green Machine in a surprise switch to bitter rivals Dynamos.

Mukumbi wore the captains armband when CAPS United took on Swazi outfit Mbabane Highlanders whom they beat 1-0 to carry a slender lead into the second leg of the Caf Confederation Cup in two weeks time in Swaziland. Mukumbi, who is slowly developing into one of the most dependable defenders in the league, said he felt honoured to be handed over the armband at the Green Machine. He said it was a huge responsibility to lead a big team like CAPS United. The former Monomotapa defender said: “This is a great honour for me to be appointed captain of a big club like CAPS United. It is a very big responsibility and I will try to make sure we represent the CAPS United fans and the whole country with pride and distinction in the Caf campaign.

We are also aiming to win the league title this year after missing it narrowly last season. Last season the coach told us that we were not aiming to win the league title but to finish in a respectable position because the team was undergoing a rebuilding exercise. However, this season we will not give an excuse if we fail to win the league title. That is our target this season.” Rambanepasi surprised the CAPS United faithful when he joined Dynamos even before seeking the consent of his former club to make the move.

Dynamos registered the former CAPS United captain for their African Champions League campaign before they communicated with the player’s club, a move that drew the ire of authorities at Makepekepe who have filed a complaint with ZIFA accusing Dynamos of player poaching. Highlanders and Hwange have also complained to ZIFA over what they say is Dynamos unprofessional methods of conducting player transfers. Dynamos have snatched top players from several clubs including Soccer Star of the Year finalist Farai Vimisayi poached from Hwange and goalie Washington Arubi who they snatched from Bantu Rovers.

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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