Social network attacks worry Kapini

National team goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini has voiced concern over escalating attacks on players by some soccer fans on the social networks. “There is a new thing of attacking players on Facebook, Twitter and other social network platforms by some misguided fans,” said Kapini.

Tapuwa Kapini.
Tapuwa Kapini.

“This is very dangerous because it can derail players’ performances and careers. I am also a victim and I know what I am saying. This is worse than booing. It goes deeper. Fans should remember that we are also human beings with family members that will also end up being affected. I believe there are better means of addressing issues than attacking people on social networks.”

Despite the attacks on him, Kapini said he would continue to work hard. “My job is to see the team win and nothing will stop me from doing my job. We all need support from those loyal to the club for us to succeed as a team.”

The eccentric former Warriors first-choice keeper has maintained a tight grip on the number one jersey despite the fact that he has been battling injuries in the past months.

Kapini, who has made more than 50 national team appearances and two African Nations Cup finals appearances, joined Amazulu from a five-season stay at Platinum Stars, where he was recruited by coach Owen da Gama from Zimbabwe’s Highlanders.

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