With the league fast heading for the home straight – 10 games remaining to be exact, the former league champions find themselves fifth from bottom. They are 14 points adrift of log anchors, Quelaton and just a win ahead of the closest chasing duo of Gunners and Hardbody.
That is the sad tale of a club with a rich history of success – shining with a string of league and cup honours paralleled only by Highlanders and Dynamos. What makes the sad turn of events even more painful to the green section of the country is that, while Caps are fighting to keep their head above the murky waters, their two long time rivals are battling it out to be crowned league champions for the umpteenth time.
Rejuvenated Bosso, the most successful club of the PSL era in terms of league success are seeking to add another page to their book, while defending champions Dynamos are not making it easy for them.
Add this: both have achieved double success over the “Green Machine” and you will get a legion of bitter fans and former players crying out for their club’s redemption.
While the executive continues to clutch at straws in trying to avoid the downward auto-cruise, the fans and former players are already screaming out for outside help.
The latest former Caps great to voice his concerns is former left wing flyer, Alois Bunjira, who believes that the current woes facing his former club will stay if the executive does not change course.
Choosing to ignore the seemingly imminent relegation, Bunjira cast his eye at what should happen within the next two seasons at the club – a complete overhaul that should see those who failed to execute their duties thrown out through the window.
“From next season, the club needs to start building a team for 2014 around some of the exciting starlets, who have made their mark recently. That will be the only way to turn the club around,” said Bunjira, the league’s former top score and one of the heroes of the 1996 all-conquering United.
In apparent reference to Evans Gwekwerere, the former junior and senior national team winger questioned the relevance of a striker who fails to score in twelve months with the club.
“At the moment, the club’s top goal scorer is the goalkeeper, yet there are at least five strikers who are said to be national team material and that is totally unacceptable. These guys have almost everything – from branded kits to the luxury of being offered dinner even when they lose.
“Most of them do not seem to have the team at heart. They appear like mercenaries bent on milking the club of its little funds. Maybe this business of buying players should stop as it has taken this great club nowhere.”
He called on the executive to treat players and coaches with for them perform well.Post published in: Football