CAPS United began their pre-season training at the National Sports Stadium yesterday ahead of next month’s Champions League preliminary round clash against Lesotho champions Lioli on the weekend of February 10-12. However a number of senior players such as Leonard Tsipa, midfielders Devon Chafa, Tafadzwa Rusike, Phineas Bamusi, Kudzai Nyamupfukudza, Abbas Amidu and as defenders Stephen Makatuka, and Ronald Pfumbidzayi missing from training.
Coach Lloyd Chitembwe indicated that he had excused some of them including Pfumbidzayi, who got married yesterday. Amidu, who is yet to seal a new deal with CAPS United following the expiry of his contract on December 31, is said to be in South Africa. CAPS United have registered 25 players in the Champions League, but can still add five to their local league squad.
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Chitembwe said one of the players they are likely to sign is striker Professor Wadyajena, who was not involved with mainstream football, but impressed the club when he was assessed before the season ended.