Some Caps United players who signed for the club in the last transfer window are now regretting the decision following the club’s failure to pay their salaries on time and its intolerance to dissent.
Last week Makepekepe deputy president Nhamo Tutisani threatened to fire players such as Phineas Bamusi and Innocent Mucheneka after they confronted him over salaries at the club’s offices in Harare.
A Caps United player who spoke to NewsDay Weekender Sport on condition of anonymity for fear of being victimised said:
I joined Caps United because I wanted to grow, I wanted to be part of a team that can provide a bigger platform in the capital city, but after the stand-off, I am getting worried.
I was not there, but what unfolded gets me wondering if it is wise to feel safe as a Caps player.
Who knows maybe tomorrow I can be fired for airing my grievance, but just like any worker in any set-up, I must be allowed to.
Another player told the publication that he regretted his decision to leave a club that was stable financially thinking that the grass was greener at the Green Machine. Said the player:
It’s always difficult when you realise that the one you work for is not really concerned about your welfare, especially during this time, where life is difficult for us.
To move from one club to another means we would be looking for better pastures, but when it turns to be like this, then it will be a dead end.
I came to Caps because I expected a better life, a better stay at the club and I hoped they would be professional, at least better than my previous club, but this is not it.
Last season Caps United narrowly missed on the Premier Soccer League title after losing their final two games, allowing FC Platinum to clinch their third championship in a row.