2020 is our year: Dodo
AFTER an elaborate spending spree which has seen his team recruit at least 18 new players, CAPS United coach Darlington Dodo is optimistic of a good 2020 Castle Lager Premiership season.
Dodo took over the reins mid-season after head coach Lloyd Chitembwe moved to greener pastures Harare City.
The former Gunners coach enjoyed a good run with United but was unfortunate to lose the title on the last day to champions FC Platinum to eventually finish in third place.
It was a bitter pill to swallow for the entire Green Machine hierarchy and in a bid to overcome the 2019 disappointment, the United directors have launched a spirited recruitment campaign after discarding over two third of the players.
Last Wednesday, Makepekepe completed their latest signing when they landed former Herentals midfielder Richard Hachiro in a two-year deal.
At the start of the transfer window, Makepekepe snapped up the Harare City trio of wingers Ishmael Wadi, Tatenda Tumba and defender Munyaradzi Diro-Nyenye.
They also signed Yadah FC pair of winger Leeroy Mavhunga and central midfielder Enock Karembo while goalkeeper Wallace Magalane and Tatenda Munditi arrived from FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum Stars respectively.
Makepekepe have also added former ZPC Kariba defender James Marufu and Munyaradzi Kunyarimwe while centre back Carlos Mavhurume was signed from Herentals.
Highly-rated attacking midfielder Innocent Mucheneka arrived from Chicken Inn while defender John Chinyerere was signed from Hwange.
They have also signed Brandon Mpofu, Arthur “Diego” Musiiwa (Bulawayo Chiefs), Tulani Joseph, and Tinashe Balakasi from Mushowani Stars.
With such an outlay on new signings, Dodo is very grateful with the way they have gone about their business in pursuit of league glory.
“Great support (I’m getting from the club) and I’m very glad that I’m very fortunate to have great administrators like the ones who are at CAPS — the presidium,” Dodo told the Daily News on Sunday.
While Makepekepe have spent big on new signings, Dodo appeared cautious in making any early predictions regarding a title challenge.