Phiri, Jere – bury the hatchet

CAPS United fans have urged club directors Twine Phiri and Farai Jere to forget their differences and focus on rebuilding the team in preparation for the forthcoming season.

Twine Phiri
Twine Phiri

The Harare giants, who finished in sixth position in the final log, are still struggling to bring sanity to a boardroom which was rocked last month following the unexpected resignation of Jere. Although legal experts are helping to avoid a split, an agreement is reportedly still to be reached. A draft agreement has been structured for the two directors, which will give either party half of the controlling stake in the club, but it is still to be signed.

Jere proposed to offload his 25 percent stake in the club, at a price consistent with the Zimbabwe dollar value he paid when he joined the team in 2005. He is also reported to have poured about $700 000 into the team, for operational purposes, in the past five years.

Fans who spoke to The Zimbabwean this week said the two directors should bury the hatchet to focus on rebuilding the team.

“The team faces a danger of collapsing because of the differences between the two directors,” said Archieford Hwende. “I think the best thing is for the directors to sit down and talk to iron out their differences because it will affect the team. It’s not healthy. They should sort out this as soon as possible.” he said.

Another CAPS United supporter, Tendai Chikwanha, urged Jere to remain focused on building CAPS United into a force to reckon with. He said Jere should continue to support the team financially and not leave the club.

“How are we going to be expected to buy players when there is no stability in the team?” he said. CAPS United are reportedly eying DRC-based Zimbabwean forward, Darrly Nyandoro, as they seek to strengthen the team ahead of the new season.

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