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Caps on the verge of another signing

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CAPS United have turned to Equatorial Guinean forward Antonio Fugo in their bid to bolster their attack with the club management reported to be in discussion with the player and his handlers to sign him on.

BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA

It is understood both parties are trying to push the deal to enable Fugo, who is a free agent, to play a part in the Harare derby against Dynamos on Sunday.

The tall striker, who arrived here in 2015 as a student having played for Deportivo Mangomo in his home country, flew into the country on Tuesday for a reunion with his former team. He had left to complete his studies there, but decided to return to Zimbabwe and have another dance with Makepekepe.

Although Caps United chief executive Cuthbert Chitima would not comment yesterday, it is understood the Green Machine are close to a deal with the player.

George Deda, who represents the player, confirmed there were talks going on between him and the Caps United management.

“I can confirm that we are engaging Caps United and I hope the deal will be concluded soon. I wouldn’t know whether he would play at the weekend because that depends on the coach. The coach is the one who knows what he wants,” Deda said.

Caps United will be without defender, Valentine Musarurwa who is suspended for the match for picking yellow cards in matches against FC Platinum, Chapungu and Bantu Rovers.

The Green Machine, however, should have no problems with that as Justice Jangano, who has been an inspirational player in recent matches, is comfortable to play in that role.

That would mean Lloyd Chitembwe would deploy Stephen Makatuka and Carlton Munzabwa at the heart of the defence. Dynamos too, will also be missing defender Lincoln Zvasiya and Tichaona Chipunza due to suspensions.

Despite suffering a dispiriting 2-0 defeat courtesy of a brace by Christian Ntouba Epoupa, and settling for a 1-1 draw against Bulawayo City, the Green Machine go into the match on Sunday with their confidence high after overcoming Bantu Rovers 3-1 at the weekend.

The Green Machine will also welcome midfielder Tafadzwa “Fire” Rusike, who missed the match in Bulawayo because of a swollen problem.

Rusike, who has been battling injury that had kept him on the sidelines in previous games, got the knock during the Harare derby. He has been doing light training, but it is hoped he will be available for selection this time around.

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