Caps United becomes breeding ground for SA teams


Local players who dream of making a move to the cash-rich South African league must right now be wishing they were playing for Caps United.

This comes amid revelations that four of the Green Machine’s players who travelled with the team for their Confederation Cup match with Moroka Swallows last week, are set to join top teams in South Africa.

Striker Nyasha Mushekwi and midfielders Tafadzwa Rusike, Oscar Machapa and Method Mwanjali stayed behind after they beat Moroka Swallows at the weekend.

There is also talk associating them with top clubs down south.

The four have all reportedly completed moves to the cash-rich league which may be a major blow to Caps United’s chances in the local premiership and could very well lessen their chances in their campaign for the Champions League.

In an interview, Caps United president, Twine Phiri confirmed that Mamelodi Sundowns had secured the services of Method Mwanjali and Nyasha Mushekwi although he could not be drawn into divulging the details behind the move.

“It’s true that they have joined Sundowns and Farai Jere (co-director at Caps) is in South Africa at the moment trying to facilitate the move. I am however not at liberty to discuss any information on the moves,” said Phiri.

The two players impressed the Sundowns during a trial stint at the club earlier this year and Mushekwi further impressed them when he grabbed the winner in his team’s clash with Moroka Swallows.

Sundowns’ rivals Kaizer Chiefs reportedly tried to make a late bid for the Zimbabwe Warriors striker but Sundowns are believed to have come up with a better offer for the player.

Tafadzwa Rusike and Oscar Machapa who were also part of the team that went to South Africa have also secured berths with PSL teams.