Hiccup for Caps United championship prospects

Staff Writer

HIGH-RIDING Harare-based club Caps United could lose utility players David Sengu and Cephas Chimedza before they firm up their prospects of landing the championship following revelations that th

e duo is tipped to go for trials in Belgium soon.


Caps United’s deal with Belgian-based sports consultant firm Euro ClubServices includes the facilitating of international trials for the local club’s players.


IndependentSport has it on good authority that Gino Laurenysen, the Belgian firm’s representative, had already confirmed Sengu and Chimedza as candidates for trials in Belgium.


Laurenyssen, who was expected in the country yesterday, confirmed a fortnight ago that “two or three” players would be going for trials in Belgium “soon” without giving names.


Sengu this week admitted that the Belgians had held preliminary discussions with him and hinted on their desire to give him the first opportunity for trials.


Chimedza could not be drawn into discussing the matter but sources within the club revealed this week that the chances of moving to Belgium played a major role in convincing the skillful player to ditch Caps United’s bitter rivals Dynamos before the beginning of the season.


Since joining Caps United, Chimedza, a member of the Warriors, has proved to be a worthy purchase with consistent and impressive performances that include grabbing vital goals.


Sengu, also in the Warriors, was recently appointed captain at Caps United and is enjoying an impressive form. He scored a gem of a goal in his side’s 3-0 demolition of Lancashire Steel on Wednesday.


Caps United had a brilliant start to the ongoing championship race but critics still scoff at the Harare side’s fine start predicting the team will falter as the plot thickens.