Caps closer to Bulaji deal

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Caps United could receive a timely boost ahead of their epic Castle Lager Premier Soccer League contest against Dynamos on Sunday if talented striker Kevin Bulaji is finally cleared to join them.

Report by Kevin Mapasure

The attacker has been embroiled in a contract dispute with DT Africa Academy owner Wieslaw Grabowski but after the Players Status committee ruled in favour of the Polish mentor, the player has sought a release from the academy stable.

According to sources, interested parties have this week been working towards the amicable end to the wrangle which could pave way for the player to make his league debut for the Green Machine with DT Africa getting a transfer fee.

Coach Taurai Mangwiro was this week hopeful the player would finally be cleared to turn out for Caps.

“There is a possibility we will get the green light to use him, we’ll see what comes out…” said Mangwiro.

It looks like a deal will be thrashed out before Sunday so the coach can unleash Bulaji on old foes Dynamos in the big Harare derby set for the National Sports Stadium.

Bulaji is a highly rated 22-year old forward who had trial stints in France and Poland whom Caps are desperate to add to their squad, having registered him for the season.

Zifa chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze confirmed the Players’ Status Committee ruled in favour of DT Africa but expressed hope the player will be allowed to continue with his career.

“As the Zifa board we cannot meddle in the contracts between players and clubs but we encourage parties involved to put the players’ career before anything else,” said Mashingaidze.

The player signed a long-term contract with DT Africa in 2010 but is desperate to re-launch his career at Caps.

Bulaji would not comment on the issue yesterday and efforts to get a comment from Grabowski were fruitless.

Bulaji has already given tantalising glimpses of what he can do after a couple of appearances for Caps during pre-season.

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