With just a few weeks before the domestic league bursts to life, one of the teams that are expected to have a say in the final destiny of the title, Caps United Holdings, say they are ready for war on the field of play. Head coach Patson Ndabambi, who guided Shooting Stars to the Independence Trophy last year has made the league championship his priority.
Ndabambi’s job looked complex as it involved combining players from two teams with different playing styles but the former Underhill mentor believes he has managed to build a cohesive unit.
Blessing Chimwamuchere who was turning out for Caps FC believes that getting into the first team will be far from being a stroll in the park because of stiff competition.
Veteran midfielder Elliot Matsika who was turning out for Shooting Stars is eyeing the league title.
Competition for a place in the first eleven has been heightened by the arrival of Martin Vengesai and Johnson Zimbabe from Masvingo United, James Chitereke from Shabanie, Charles Sibanda who was last season’s top goal scorer at Hwange, Allan Kamanga from Hippo Valley as well as Malvern Tafirenyika who is brother to warriors midfielder Pride Tafirenyika.
Charles Makoto and Arthur Mafulisa who were on loan to Underhill have been recalled.
Goalkeeper Jonathan Zvaita from Kiglon is back while negotiations for Alois Ngwerume are at an advanced stage.
The 2009 season is set to be an exciting one if activity on the transfer market is anything to go by.