ANOTHER former Highlanders player Hillary Madzivanyika could be an addition to CAPS United after he turned up at training in Harare yesterday.
BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA
Madzivanyika trained with the rest of the team, joining his former teammate at Bosso Joel Ngodzo, under the watchful eye of Caps United boss Mark Harrison at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Sports Club.
Harrison says he is having a look at Madzivanyika with the possibility of handing him a contract.
“There isn’t much to say at this stage. I am just assessing him. Josta (Ngodzo) is also here and I am assessing him, but he is unfit. I will continue to monitor him,” Harrison said.
However, the Caps coach said he was ill-prepared for the Bob 91 Super Cup play-off match against old foes Highlanders scheduled for Barbourfields on Sunday.
Harrison said he had been with the team for less than two weeks and that there was still a lot of work to be done before his charges reached the level he wanted them to be.
“I have been with the team for about 10 or 12 days and this is just not enough. Building a team is a process and I can’t say I am prepared for the match against Highlanders on Sunday. But the players are getting to understand what I want and we will give it a shot against Highlanders,” The Englishman said.
The 54-year-old said he was not reading much into the victory over bitter rivals Dynamos in the Sino-Cement Cup at Rufaro Stadium last Sunday, but acknowledged it was a morale-booster to the club and the players.
“The match against Highlanders is also a highly competitive match,” Harrison said.
The coach said he would entrust utility player Hardlife Zvirekwi to lead the team, saying at 26, he was mature and had experience as he was a member of the senior national soccer team.
Harrison said they had split the team with the one taking part in the match against Highlanders, while the other would go to Malawi for the Zambezi Challenge Cup.
The Briton will take charge of the team that will face Highlanders with the assistance of Mark Mathe, while Brenna Msiska and Fungai “Tostao” Kwashi would be in charge of the team that will do duty in Malawi. They leave today.