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Caps Utd players get ultimatum

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THREE Caps United players — Dominic Chungwa, Ronald Pfumbidzai and Stephen Makatuka — who have not been reporting for training since last week, have been ordered to pitch up or leave the club.

TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

The trio has been given up to February 1 to report for training.

The players have not been reporting for training since the Harare giants started their pre-season training at their new training ground RBZ Sports Club last week where they are also assessing a number of new players with the hope of handing them contracts ahead of the start of the new campaign.

Their no-show at the club’s training session has fuelled speculation they could be leaving the club which has already lost some of their key players.

Team manager George Gumbo said although they had asked the players to report for training, they asked to be excused saying they were attending to personal issues.

Gumbo said Pfumbidzai had told him he was unwell, but promised to report for duty while the other two players Makatuka and Chungwa had just told him they were attending to family issues.

He, however, revealed he would give them a one week grace period to report for training.

“Officially we haven’t started training. We have just been assessing new players who came for trials but we had asked all our players to come for training but these three gave us excuses. We are now giving them up to February 1 to report for training. If they fail to report for training again that is when we will try to establish what they are up to. At the moment we just assume they have personal issues they are attending to,” said Gumbo.

The trio had been linked with moves to Dynamos or How Mine who also snapped up ex- Caps United skipper Tapiwa Khumbuyani.

However, How Mine coach Luke Masomere says he already has a full squad after acquiring several players including Soccer Star of the Year finalists Charles Sibanda from Highlanders and Limited Chikafa from ZPC Kariba, Tawanda Muparati, Benjamin Marere, Devon Chafa and Munyaradzi Diya.

Caps United have so far lost at least six players, who include Kelvin Bulaji (Dynamos), Khumbuyani (How Mine) and the quartet of Tendai Samanja, Tafadzwa Dube, Honey Chimutimunzeve and Nicholas Alifandika to Harare City. Caps United are now under the guidance of British coach Mark Harrison who is still holed up in South Africa as he prepares to relocate to Harare. He is expected to officially resume duty on February 1 after he successfully applied for a work permit.

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