Caps turn to Zambia, Malawi

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Premiership giants Caps United are looking to foreign talent after being priced out of most of their targeted deals on the local market.

Kevin Mapasure

This week the Green Machine lost Benson Maglasi to Harare City who snapped the skillful midfielder after Caps fell short of his financial demands.

It is understood Harare City paid the player US$10 000 signing on fee and offered a salary of US$1 000 per month with winning bonuses pegged at US$400.

Caps had offered to pay a signing on fee of US$4 000 for a two-year contract with a salary of US$500.

Despite changes in the administrative set-up and the establishment of a board to run the affairs of the team, Caps are struggling to keep up with the big spenders, Harare City, FC platinum and Highlanders.
But all is not gloom and doom as they have since roped in players from other Premier League clubs while four players from Zambia and Malawi are expected to try their luck at Caps.

Midfielder Madaliso Mwanza from Zambia trained with Caps yesterday while a fellow countryman and two Malawians are expected in the country at the weekend.

Yesterday coach Taurai Mangwiro said they were assessing Mwanza and other local players.

“I think we might have lost Tawanda Nyamandwe, Arnold Chivheya and George Magariro whose contracts with Caps ran out,” said Mangwiro.

“We are assessing other players who were with other Premier League sides together with the Zambian (Mwanza), and so far he has looked sharp but we need more time with him.”

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