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Caps United’s Chitembwe assembles killer machine

Fungai Muderere
CAPS United have declared they are suited and booted for the upcoming season with a class of players up for the challenge.

Team coach Lloyd Chitembwe told B-Metro that the team’s management was also up to the task, hence fulfilling his wish list promises.

“I am happy to have a wide pool of talented players to choose from. I identify players and recommend to the management and they buy,” he said.

The Green Machine managed to capture the nimble footed pair of Tafadzwa Rusike and Archford Gutu who left Kalmar FF in Sweden, veterans Method Mwanjali, Edmore “Zikeeper” Sibanda and 2014 Soccer Star of The Year Dennis Dauda.

Their major signings also include Brian Abbas Amidu, their former defender  Gilbert Mapemba and Ronald Pfumbidzai.

Striker Simba Nhivi joined mid-season last year, but couldn’t be registered to play, but is cleared to feature for the team. He is likely to lead the Caps United attack this season.

They also brought in Allan Gahadzikwa and Cabby Kamhapa, giving Chitembwe a rather pleasant problem to mull over ahead of the new season where the Harare giants will be looking to recapture the glory days.

Caps United last won the league title 12 years ago, and all that time they have been a jealous admirer of their fiercest city rivals Dynamos, who won the championship five times in that period.

Interestingly, last season How Mine who are now under the guidance of Zambian coach Kelvin Kaindu,  were tipped to emerge as an indomitable force in local soccer after assembling what looked like a formidable collection of football stars just before the start of the 2014 season.

After managing to lure ZPC Kariba marksman and 2014 Soccer Star of the Year second runner-up Limited Chikafa, former Highlanders striker Charles Sibanda, Devon Chafa, ex Highlanders shot-stopper Munyaradzi Diya who was influential when the Bulawayo giants won the Mbada Diamonds Cup in 2013 and ex Caps United defender Tapiwa Khumbuyani among others, the gold miners went to play second fiddle to a number of PSL clubs.

They only survived the dreaded chop in the dying stages of the season.