Football legend Tapuwa Kapini who might be on his way out of Highlands Park after the latter reportedly told him he was not in the coach’s plans, has revealed how he started his side business, a workshop, which fixes gearboxes in Pomona, Kempton Park in South Africa which he co-owns with someone, The Herald reports.
Kapini said he had no intention of getting into the business until he encountered a problem:
My Ford Ranger had a gearbox problem, when I took it to a Ford dealership they quoted me R46 000 to install a new one. I could not afford that amount. I went to a friend of mine who had little knowledge of fixing cars. We took the gearbox out, thoroughly cleaned and examined it and put in some screws.
That’s how I got into this business. Today, we co-own Trec Gearbox Specialist business, and it is registered. We have four employees. Most of the time I am in camp with the team and that’s when my partner Emmanuel steps up and does everything. We fix approximately five cars a day, depending on the parts (available). If it’s cars like Toyotas, it’s easy
Kapini has told the Sowetan that he was offloaded from Highlands Park by being told that:
Guys you are not in coach Dan’s plans . . . that is football and we just need to move on’. It’s life you know. Nobody has died, it’s okay.
He at one point revealed how he hopes to join his former team Highlanders for one season before he retires.
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