Former Warriors striker Shingi Kawondera has joined Castle Lager Premier Soccer League club Caps United as the Harare giants seek to strengthen their attack.
Kawondera has since started training with Caps United with a six-month-long loan deal set to be completed to pave way for the player’s registration in July.
The Caps United strike force has so far been blunt with only Washington Pakamisa scoring a solitary goal in the first seven games of the season.
With the strikers drawing blanks, it triggered the technical team to hit panic buttons and start a search for a striker.
FC Platinum’s Benjamin Marere immediately fell onto the Caps radar, but the player has been told he still has a future at the miners and is not moving back to Harare.
Kawondera has been on an alert for a local club requiring his services and Caps have come along to give the former Darryn T hit man an opportunity to prove himself.
Caps United team manager Joel Luphahla tried to play down Kawondera’s involvement with Caps, but NewsDay Sport has it on good authority that the player will be registered by the club once the transfer window reopens.
“He just asked to train with us, but he has not joined the club,” said Luphahla.
Luphahla and Kawondera are former Warriors teammates and also played against each other in Cyprus.
However, a club official said: “Caps will sign him on a six-month loan deal and for now he is training with the club he can only get registered on July 1.”
Caps’ search for a front man has also seen the re-emergence of old legs Leonard Tsipa who has been given yet another opportunity to prove he still has the goals in his boots.
Tsipa was dismissed from the club at the end of last season both for disciplinary reasons and for lack of form.
The striker had only scored one goal, but having been sidelined for months he now is back training with the Green Machine and if he can show his old self he is also likely to get a contract.
Caps strikers Pakamisa, Evans Gwekwerere and Clive Kawinga have been struggling for form and fitness with midfielder Rahman Kutsanzira taking responsibility of getting the goals for the Harare giants who have won three, lost as many and drawn one so far this season.