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CAPS United unveils players, kit

Story by Anashe Murombedzi

HARARE giants, CAPS United are optimistic of a fruitful 2024 Premiership season after blending experience and new blood in their new signings.

CAPS United are ready for the new season, hoping to bring smiles to the faces of their fan base.

The Green Machine unveiled the 2024 season kits and eight new players, with coach, Lloyd Chitembwe blending experience and new blood in the team.

Among the unveiled players are 35-year-old former Highlanders and Azam utility player Bruce Kangwa, 33-year-old former Dynamos and Manica Diamonds midfielder Ralph Kawondera, and 38-year-old striker Lot Chiunga who had an impressive second half of the 2023 season with relegated Black Rhinos.

Makepekepe have also roped in former Nichrut goalkeeper Tafadzwa Jabangwe, 28-year-old defensive midfielder Wayne Makuva who was on loan at Triangle from Ngezi Platinum Stars and Munyaradzi Chirwa who turned out for Sheasham last season.

The club has also invested in youth after signing 20-year-old forward Junior Bunjira, son to club legend Alois Bunjira, as well as another youngster Simbarashe Gunda.

Coach, Lloyd Chitembwe and captain Tonderai Mateyaunga are hopeful it will be a fruitful 2024 premiership season for the club.

“We are prepared for the season to kick off. I’m not talking about the past we want to focus on the future and I believe for the first time at CAPS we have continuity and I assure you this time we are running for the league,” said Chitembwe.

The Green Machine last won the league title in 2016 and finished in the top eight last season with 46 points, 20 adrift of reigning champions Ngezi Platinum Stars.

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