CAPS RISK LOSING CHAFA
2 November 2017
CAPS United have vowed not to strengthen local rivals amid indications that star player Devon Chafa is a target of a number of big guns.
Chafa, undoubtedly one of the finest players in the Premiership, has a contract coming to an end, and CAPS United will need to move mountains to retain him.
Yesterday chief executive Cuthbert Chitima said they will be making sure they pin down their man.
“Never! We will not release the player for the local teams. If he is to go, then he will be going outside the country, considering his quality,” Chitima said.
“Yes, we are aware of his contract situation and this coming week we are intensifying our efforts to try and make sure we renew contracts of most of the key players.”
Chances are high Ngezi Platinum, FC Platinum, Chicken Inn or Yadah could pounce as soon as the player is out of contract.
If that happens, it will not be the first time that FC Platinum and Chicken Inn would have tried to take on board the former Dynamos star.
“We are 99 percent confident that we will be able to retain the players whose contracts are coming to an end. Unless if there are clubs from out of the country interested in the same players,” Chitima added.
Chafa was outstanding for CAPS United in the CAF Champions league as the champions created their own history by beating some of Africa’s biggest clubs – TP Mazembe and Zamalek included.
While his teammates Ronald Chitiyo (Tunisia), Ronald Pfumbidzai (South Africa) and Abbas Amidu (Egypt) have all been prized away, Chafa remains stuck at CAPS United.
But he has not lost focus, becoming one of CAPS United’s best players as they recovered from a poor start to the season.
To prove their strength, Chafa and company have beaten three of the top four teams in the second half of the season, Ngezi Platinum, FC Platinum and Dynamos.
The player’s agent Gibson Mahachi said it was important that he focuses on the remaining games before they can look into the future.
“He remains a CAPS United player for now and what is important for him is to finish the season on a high. He has had a good season and the hope is that next year will be better,” he said.
Although Mahachi is giving away little, H-Metro understands that the player could go for trials in South Africa after the season ends though no move is guaranteed.