FC Platinum reject Benjamin Marere has resurfaced at Caps United. The former Dynamos flying winger, who has been deemed excess baggage at the platinum miners team, has been spotted at the former Harare football giants’ training ground for the past two days.
This has raised suspicion that the player might join the Green Machine for the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season which kicks off in two weeks’ time. Caps United assistant coach Joel Luphahla confirmed Marere had been training with his club.
“Yes, he has been training with us, but just for his own fitness. We haven’t spoken with him over that (contract). Manager Sean Connor is going to address you guys on the issue at a Press conference tomorrow (today). For now there is nothing much to discuss on the issue,” said Luphahla yesterday.
He said they had already submitted their squad to the Premier Soccer League. Sources in the Caps United camp, however, said the technical team had been impressed by the Warriors midfielder and were ready to sign him.
“Marere has trained for two days, but it seems they have been charmed already. He is scoring goals like nobody’s business. I have no doubt that they will sign him,” said a source.
Another one added: “Caps submitted a provisional squad, but I think they will be forced to change it. Marere has been doing well at training in the few days he has trained and I don’t have any doubt that he will sign.”
Marere, who is contracted to Division One side Highfield United, but has a running loan deal with FC Platinum till the end of the year, decided to pack his bags at the Zvishavane-based side after he was frozen out of the Caf Champions League squad that beat Swaziland’s Green Mamba.
Marere has reportedly fallen out of favour with coach Rahman Gumbo and the Champions League snub proved to be the last straw. He was initially reported to be training at Highlanders while other reports had linked him with a sensational return to Dynamos. However, as it appears now Marere could be heading for the green side of town.