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Massive clean-up at CAPS Utd

by Tadious Manyepo, Sports Reporter

SEVERAL names that had become permanent fixtures at CAPS United, including former captain Hardlife Zvirekwi, will be missing when the Green Machine get their 2020 football season preparations underway this morning.

Hardlife Zvirekwi

The Harare giants last week informed their players that those with contracts that expired at the end of the year will not be renewed as they seek a fresh start. Most of the affected players, however, are not happy with the recent developments as they had to be told via the players’ WhatsApp platform of the club’s decision.

Zvirekwi, in particular, was devastated by the way he had to part ways with CAPS United, having served the club for seven years and winning the league title in 2016. He said he was grateful to the club for giving him the platform to make a name in football. “It hasn’t been a good week for me to be honest. It was really tough and emotional week for me . . . It was a surprise to me. Yes, it was on WhatsApp group that comprises all the players and the team manager as well.

“I honestly have no clue whatsoever that they had to do what they had to do in such a manner. The message circulated on social media as it is and it was about the players that had contracts which had expired on 31 December, 2019. “They were saying they are not going to renew any contract that had expired. It was sad, it was tough but I had to accept it because that was the reality on the ground. It was not an easy thing for me but I had to try and accept it and by accepting I think it can help me to see what I can do from here,” he told Star FM during The Daily Sports Zone programme.

Source: The Herald