HARARE – A number of players who joined league giants Caps United ahead of the 2020 season are already regretting their decisions to join the club before playing any competitive matches as the team is struggling to pay players.
The Harare giants hogged the limelight for the wrong reasons earlier this week after players stormed the clubs’ office demanding their dues, with club vice-president Nhamo Tutisani clashing with the players.
Caps United owned by Farai Jere, who is also the PSL’s chairman made wholesale changes at the start of season, pinning down some of the finest players on the local scene, with some dumping financially stable sides such as FC Platinum, Chicken Inn, Herentals and Harare City among others.
Some of the players acquired include Richard Hachiro, Innocent Mucheneka, Tatenda Tumba, Wallace Magalane and Ian Nyoni.
CommuTalk caught up with some of the players, speaking on conditions of anonymity for fear of victimization, expressed their disappointment over what looks to be a forgettable stint at Caps United.
“I joined Caps United because I wanted to grow, I wanted to be part of a team that can provide a bigger platform in the capital city but after the stand-off, I am getting worried,” one player said.
“The threats we are getting from the club vice-president leaves one wondering. We never know if our jobs are still guaranteed our crime being airing out our grievances just like any other employee would do,” added another player.
Meanwhile, the club last season missed the title at the eleventh hour after players staged industrial action over unpaid bonuses by absconding training ahead of a decisive match with Ngezi Platinum to which they lost 3-2.