18 June 2019

Zimbabwe: Caps Utd Clear the Air On Chitembwe

CAPS United club president Farai Jere yesterday said the Green Machine remain one united family and dismissed as speculation news that coach Lloyd Chitembwe was on his way out.

Jere yesterday said Chitembwe was committed to the club's cause in their quest to win the Premiership title.

The 2016 championship-winning coach was conspicuous by his absence when Makepekepe were held to a 3-3 draw by TelOne at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

He was ruled out of the match through sickness, but yesterday he attended a management meeting in which the club's leadership laid down their plans for the upcoming Premiership break to pave way for the AFCON tournament.

Jere said the recent poor run of results had given way to negative speculations.

"CAPS United is a big brand and when things are not going the way people want, they come up with all sorts of theories so this is one of the theories which people came up with and I can tell you there are many other theories that have been flying around; that players are not being paid their bonuses and that there are problems at CAPS United, which in fact are not there. "Results have not been coming the way everyone would have liked, but it's a phase which every team goes through.

"From the beginning of the season to where we are, I can tell you confidently that the league is for us to lose. We have already fought our battle and we have put ourselves in a good position. "We are a point shy of FC Platinum, a position which we have not attained in the last two seasons at this stage, which means we are doing something right and that brought a lot of expectations but this is a competitive league. Chitembwe last attended CAPS United's training session on Thursday when he celebrated his 48th birthday with the team but was taken ill with a bout of flu. He is not feeling well."

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