CAPS’ BIG RISK
21 December 2016
CAPS United risk losing some players in January after registering them for CAF Champions league.
Their rivals Dynamos suffered the same fate in the past years when they were playing in Africa.
After winning the league title, most of CAPS United star players are on the spotlight and chances are a good number could attend trials in South Africa with ABSA Premiership teams in January.
Midfielder Abbas Amidu, who is out of contract by December 31 and yet to agree a new deal, is hoping that they will go into Africa with the same squad.
“It’s my first time to play in CAF and I wish the club can hold on to the squad from the just ended season. I hope some players will not move. I also understand some may have expired contracts in the next two weeks just like me but the most important thing will be to try and complete this mission at CAPS United,” Abbas told H-Metro.
“I personally have not done any negotiations but I wish to make history in CAF and I believe now is the time for the Southern African teams to rule. Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Zanaco left a big impression at one time. So, why not a Zimbabwean team?”
CAPS United must register their squad by December 31 and registration after that attracts a penalty.
Abbas is hoping to be a part of that squad.
The former Kaizer Chiefs and Black Leopards player had to return home to rejuvenate his career this season. He had promised much when he first moved to SA and eventually UAE, but delivered little.
At CAPS United he had to work extra hard to get a place in the starting XI.
“I feel the injury to my back affected my career but I believe when you fail it’s not how you have failed but how you will rise,” he said.
A number of players he played along with at Aces Youth Academy have been doing well while some will be at AFCON in Gabon.
“I’m happy for all my fellow teammates from academy who are now in the national team. We keep the flag high that way and at the same time I’m happy for my brother Bret and Walter Musona. I wish those going for AFCON the best and we will be supporting them as a nation.”