MUZONDIWA JOINS CAPS
9 January 2018
CAPS United seem to have won the battle to sign striker Brian Muzondiwa, a player also targeted by Chicken Inn in the past weeks.
Although the player’s manager Gibson Mahachi has been indicating that negotiations are still ongoing, H-Metro understands that an agreement has been reached to bring the former FC Platinum man on board.
“Nothing has been finalised as yet but negotiations are ongoing. When finalised, I will be in a position to give the details,” Mahachi said yesterday.
However, a source close to CAPS United indicated that they have their man in the bag.
“The club and the player representative have already met and an agreement reached.
“He will be a CAPS United player for the 2018 season and the club is also looking into other deals they can conclude in their rebuilding exercise.
“There are one or two issues left to be ironed out in this deal but they are issues that will not stop the player from joining,” said the source.
The Gamecocks had also expressed interest in the highly-rated striker who was not getting game time at FC Platinum until his contract expired.
“Yes, Chicken Inn was another good option and they had interest. But the reality though is that Chicken Inn have a lot of strikers in their team, the likes of Obadiah Tarumbwa and Darryl Nyandoro.
“What he (Muzondiwa) wants at the moment is game time and CAPS United almost guarantees that as almost all their strikers are gone.”
Muzondiwa, who played a cameo role for FC Platinum last season when the Zvishavane-based side won the title, will be expected to fit into the shoes of striker Dominic Chungwa.
Chungwa, who was top scorer last season with 17 goals, have since joined ABSA Premiership side Polokwane City.
Muzondiwa will not be the last player to join CAPS United this window, with more than six players also expected to come on board as coach Lloyd Chitembwe rebuilds the ship.
Since CAPS United won the 2016 title, they have gone on to lose Ronald Pfumbidzai, Abbas Amidu, Ronald Chitiyo, Dominic Chungwa, John Zhuwawo, Tafadzwa Rusike, Dennis Dauda, Edmore Sibanda and Devon Chafa could soon be the latest loss.
Such big losses means any good player that joins CAPS United is almost guaranteed game time, a situation that makes the Green Machine more attractive to players looking for a new lease of life.