Mhlauri Reminisces On Caps United’s Golden Era

Former Caps United coach Charles Mhlauri said that he could have built a dynasty at the club after the Premiership title wins in 2004 and 2005.

Mhlauri believes it was possible for Makekepeke to achieve long term success had it not been for the disastrous trip to the United Kingdom when several players quit the club and refused to return home.

Speaking in an interview with The Herald’s Senior Sports Editor, Robson Sharuko, the United States-based tactician said:

My plan was not to build a strong team but to build a strong club. Remember I took over after running battles between supporters and executives during the days of Fewdays Musonda.

It was a house on fire but we managed to stabilise it by putting all systems in place. I held many meeting with supporters in the VIP Bar and the executives.

We were headed in the right direction until that disastrous trip to the UK.

There is no doubt in my mind that what we had put together was a formidable club that after David (Sengu), Silent (Katumba), Elton (Chimedza), Raymond (Undi), Artwell (Mabhiza) and Nyenda (stayed behind) there was still life.

Mhlauri is credited with developing several football stars, among them, Lionel Mtizwa, Oscar Machapa, Tichaona Nyenda, Pakamisa, Takesure Chiragwi, Danger Fourpence, Masset Zengeni at Caps United, and Ronald Sibanda, Esrom Nyandoro, Voster Chitema, Golding Dube, James Phiri, etc at Amazulu.

More: The Herald

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