Makunike, Tsipa back from Yugoslavia, to rejoin Caps

Itai Dzamara

CAPS United players Blessing Makunike and Leonard Tsipa have returned form Yugoslavia and are set to re-ignite the local scene.



al, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Midfielder Makunike and striker Tsipa left for Yugoslavia in January together with gangling striker Mike Temwanjira to join First Division side Javho. Their contracts have expired.


However, Temwanjira is still in Yugoslavia after Javho indicated that they were considering offering him a new contract.


Wellington Chando the Caps secretary general confirmed the return of Tsipa and Makunike.


“Indeed they are back in the country and are still eligible to play for us. We are expecting their clearances from Yugoslavia any time. As soon as they are cleared they will play.”


In an interview with IndependentSport this week, Makunike said that they had a successful stint in Yugoslavia.


“We returned last week on Saturday and have rejoined Caps United. I must say both Leonard and I have immensely improved our game with the experience we gained in Yugoslavia. We are ready to reclaim our places in the national team.”


Tsipa also said that he had improved his game.

He said: “It was a successful stint. We improved our game immensely and I’m sure the impact will show on the local scene. Our goal is to reclaim our places in the national team.”


All the three players have played for the Warriors before.

Tsipa’s striking instincts last year propelled Caps to winning the BP League Cup with vital goals in the tournament. He deservedly made it onto the Castle Lager Soccer Star of the Year finalists.

Makunike graced the stars calendar in 2000.