The Caps United revolution has claimed the scalp of assistant coach Brenna Msiska who has been relieved of his duties.
There had been widespread speculation that head coach Taurai Mangwiro had opted against working with Msiska and it gained strength with the sidelining of the later at Caps’ training sessions this week.
Sources suggested that Msiska is no longer required in the senior team and is likely to be reassigned to the juniors.
Msisika has been stopped from conducting any duties until after an interview with the new board.
On the other hand Mike Madzivanyika emerged as the front runner to be appointed first assistant coach to fill the void left by Saul Chaminuka.
Mangwiro might have opted for Richard Tswatswa or Nkululeko Dhlamini whom he worked with at Monomotapa to replace Msiska as the goalkeepers’ coach.
Msiska briefly took charge of Caps at the beginning of last season as Mangwiro fought the Asiagate ban.
By late yesterday Msisika was waiting for advice from the board after he had been informed that he was going to go through an interview.
“I am just waiting, I do not know what is happening but I was told that I am supposed to go through an interview,” said Msiska. “I don’t know what that interview is all about but I am anxious to know their (board) position.”
Makepekepe are looking to build a formidable side this term and had 91 players turning out for trials on the first day of training on Wednesday.
Mangwiro however is putting faith in his squad from last term although there is the likelihood of losing at least three senior players.
Insiders said that things are looking up for the Green Machine this season with a kit sponsor having been secured and the deal will be announced soon.
George Magariro has left to join How Mine, while striker Tawanda Nyamandwe midfielder David Rediyoni and defender Tawanda Munyanduri were absent with reports linking them with ZPC Kariba.
Magariro and Nyamandwe’s contracts with Caps expired at the end of 2013 but if ZPC Kariba is to sign Rediyoni and Munyanduri they will have to reach an agreement with Makepekepe.
Caps had been touted to lose most of their good players but Ronald Pfumbidzai who was linked with a move to Chicken Inn is staying put.
In addition to veterans James Matola, Evans Gwekwerere and Eddie Mashiri reporting for trials, Musareka Jentitala and former Dynamos striker Alan Tavarwisa were also trying their luck at the former champions.
Only Mangwiro has been sparred in the sweeping changes which also claimed the executive committee.
Out of the over hundred players who attended the Caps trials in the first two days, Mangwiro said that he is likely to sign just about three and he is looking mostly at the younger players.
“We have a lot of players coming in for trials but we are looking mostly at the players that we had last season,” said Mangwiro. “There are many players that have been in the game for some time now but if I were to sign any it will probably be three or so players.”
Caps have since signed striker Pervington Zimunya from Shabanie Mine as well as Benson Nyahunzvi and Tongai Mangwendere from Hippo Valley.
Rahman Kutsanzira, who is reported to be seeking a move back to Bulawayo, did not report for training despite his running contract with Caps.
Caps United struggled financially last season where they experienced a number of strikes as the management failed to pay players on time.