DeMbare lose Gutu to Caps

Castle Lager Premier Soccer League giants Caps United has swooped on midfielder Archford Gutu, whom rivals Dynamos have been dithering on sealing a deal with for some weeks.

by Kevin Mapasure

Makepekepe will feel they got their revenge after they lost Dominic Mukandi to Dynamos during this intriguing transfer period.

DeMbare had lost Ronald Chitiyo and Blessing Moyo to Harare City in dramatic fashion prior to that.

ARCHFORD GUTU Archford Gutu

Gutu made a surprise appearance for Caps United yesterday in their match against Kabwe Warriors after the Lloyd Chitembwe-coached team wasted no time sealing a deal with the talented player who spent the last few weeks training with Dynamos.

It is understood while Dynamos and the player had agreed terms, the delivery period of the signing-on fee became a sticking point in the negotiations.

Gutu wanted to get his signing on fee upon appending his signature to a Dynamos contract, while the club could only pay him at a later date.

Sources that were involved in the collapsed deal averred that the club, at some point offered the player a car as part of his signing-on fee, but Gutu pressed for cash since he already owns a vehicle.

His handlers then took him to ambitious Caps United, who wasted no time giving the player what he wanted.

Chitembwe yesterday confirmed that they had taken Gutu aboard after watching his team lose to the Zambian outfit.

“He wouldn’t have been playing for us if he was not our player,” Chitembwe said. “He is a true professional and I am sure he will be happy to be part of the team.”

The handful of the Caps faithful that watched the match yesterday would have been impressed by Gutu who came in as a second half substitute alongside, Tafadzwa Rusike, Abbasi Amidu, defender Stephen Makatuka, Caddy Kapamha and Gilbert Mapemba.

By then Caps were trailing 1-0, but the fans were not worried about the result as they applauded the passing game initiated by the substitutes which might have given them reasons of optimism ahead of the new season.

Chitembwe said the result was inconsequential since this was the first time his team was paying a training match.

“The difference between the two teams today was that we were playing a Kabwe Warriors team that has already played a lot of training matches. This is the first time that we were playing a training match and even at training we have not played 11 against 11. This match was about the physical conditioning of the players and so far we have not even worked on the technical aspects of the game.”

Kabwe Warriors were quicker and more fluent, particularly in the first half where, however, the home side missed a couple of chances with Dominic Chungwa being the main culprit.

After the withdrawal of former captain Method Mwanjali, Denis Dauda, Moses Muchenje, Zvikomborero Bizeki and Allen Gahadzikwa, Caps United emerged with more conviction and purpose, but they were let down by poor finishing.

The fans would have loved what they saw in the second period even though Caps conceded another goal from a well0worked set piece by the Zambians.

7 Responses to DeMbare lose Gutu to Caps

  1. EDMORE ZVANDASARA February 10, 2016 at 8:35 am #

    Ana Mubaiwa. You are not professional shaz. You pretent to be a Dynamos President, who appointed you? You do not even know anything about football. How on earth can you continue to give second hand japanese used mazvitye cars as sign on fees to players. You are very selfish if not full of stupidity. You are greed and empty. What is a car? What if someone does not need a car? Did all people come to Harare to look for cars or its because of money? Uzvo zvima car sale zvako zvatiuraira team. soon we will chase you out of your self appointed seat. Stupid thief Mubaiwa. I hate you. Dont contest in PSL elections because already you have proved to be a big failure. Stupid Mubaiwa idiot. Get away. Unprofessional idiot. Unopa vanhu ve bhora zvimota zvaunotora Tanzania ne Be-Forward, these days munhu wese can bring a car for less than a dollar you idiot. Kutoshamirira nekuti I goive you cars, zvima zitye zve ku JAPAN. You think players eat those ex japanese cars? Corrupt Mubaiwa. Waa ku promoter ka business kako at the expense of local football. What a silly idiotic dog. Go Hang. How dare you fail to tie down a good polayer like Gutu. Stupid

  2. Tk February 10, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    is he still that good???

  3. Dadza February 10, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    Mubaiwa is rubbish!!!

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  5. WILLARD MUBVUMBI February 10, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

    Caps should invest more in junior policy. These over the hill players that you are wasting money on are excess baggage. Right now am watching UEFA youth league, and the youngsters are playing good soccer. There is no sign of age cheating and the players are so young, fit and fast. Not only Caps, but all clubs should put more emphasize on developing juniors. NB: I DONT SUPPORT ANY ZIMBABWEAN CLUB.

  6. WILLARD MUBVUMBI February 10, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

    Caps should invest more in junior policy. These over the hill players that you are wasting money on are excess baggage. Right now am watching UEFA youth league, and the youngsters are playing good soccer. There is no sign of age cheating and the players are so young, fit and fast. Not only Caps, but all clubs should put more emphasize on developing juniors. NB: I DONT SUPPORT ANY ZIMBABWEAN CLUB.

  7. live on tv this year February 11, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    Gore rino, iro rino, looks like its going to be the best year for our football. Nhai va Chiyangwa, are we going to watch our super league on our local tv station? live mwana wamudhara, nemi zvinoita. zvimwe zvakaita wani.

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