By Anashe Murombedzi
TROUBLED Harare giants CAPS United who have been reeling under financial challenges have dismissed six players for leading a protest over the non-payment of salaries and winning bonuses.
It never rains but pours on fading Harare Giants Caps United who have once again been thrown into turmoil after players staged a protest which delayed their league match against Cranborne Bullets with financial problems at the heart of the dispute.
The huge crowd waiting to watch the game between Makepekepe and the Hurricanes at the National Sports Stadium was first treated to some unwanted off field drama when the CAPS United bus arrived with a few members of the technical team only for the players to arrive later in private vehicles.
As if that was not enough, CAPS went on to lose the match against Cranborne Bullets 2-0, their second successive defeat after a 2-1 loss to Triangle the previous weekend.
The debacle had dire consequences this Monday with Ronald Chitiyo, Rodwell Chinyengetere, Devon Chafa and Denis Dauda among the players who were shown the exit door.
While Club President Farai Jere spent the whole day being evasive about the issue, close sources confirmed that the axe fell on six players in total.
Jere had promised to get back to ZBC News later in the day but his phone went unanswered.
The Green machine’s financial challenges have been the worst kept secret with CAPS United having delayed their pre-season preparations because of an empty purse.