Caps United will reschedule their trip to Malawi for an international friendly at the weekend after it was called off because of the extension of the league campaign in that country.
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United communications officer Joyce Kapote said they would reschedule the trip for the friendly which they want to use as part of their pre-season preparations.
According to a letter from Mighty Wanderers secretary David Kanyenda, the friendly match, which was supposed to have been played over the weekend, could not take place as the club had been fixtured to play Big Bullets.
The club has, however, asked Caps United to reschedule the trip.
“I regret to advise that the Malawi league has been extended and it will finish on the 24 February. Both our club and Big Bullets will play a game each on Sunday 24 February. We therefore advise you to reschedule your itinerary. We can play the games any day after Sunday 24 February.
“We apologise for the inconvenience. Let me know your fresh travel arrangements so that I may book your accommodation,” wrote Kanyenda.
Caps United are looking to a better season after a disappointing campaign last term saw them finishing a distant 10th on the league table.
Caretaker coach Brenna Msiska — thrown into the deep end following the sacking of Mkhuphali Masuku — believes he has a balanced squad capable of landing the championship.
Caps United are facing a cash squeeze and have since parted ways with some of their senior players Shingi Kawondera, Nqobile Mpala, Luckson Kaisa, Washington Pakamisa, Asani Nhongo and goalkeeper Itai Chiwara for taking part in an industrial action over outstanding payments.
The former champions play Black Rhinos in a Zimbabwe National Army charity match at Rufaro Stadium this Sunday.