Your Questions Answered by Caps United defender Blessing Zabula

HARARE - Chipinge-born defender Blessing Zabula has become a key fixture in the Makepekepe rear guard since the mid-season departure of former coach Irishman Sean Connor.

The Irishman’s successor, Taurai Mangwiro, immediately handed Zabula a first team jersey. The all-action defender hasn’t disappointed in central defence where he has partnered former Monomotapa captain Tawanda Munyanduri.

Yesterday, on the eve of the highly anticipated semi-final between bitter enemies CAPS and Dynamos which takes place this afternoon at Barbourfields, Zabula agreed to answer your questions.

 Which team did you support as a youngster? Donald Sithole, Mutare

CAPS United is supported by most of my family. My father is a staunch CAPS supporter so it is not surprising that I ended up supporting the team as well. My father travels to watch CAPS play whenever he can.

How does it feel to be an established CAPS player? John Taundi, Harare


It feels really good. Playing for a team that I supported as a youngster and that my family supports is a dream come true. As soon as I joined CAPS I became an instant hero in Chipinge. It feels great to make my people proud. I just hope I will be a success at CAPS and hopefully open doors for the many talented players in Chipinge to break into the big time.

You must be proud to be one of the few players from Chipinge to have broken into the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League? Mahlupeko Sithole, Mutare


Chipinge is a small town and as such it is not always easy for players from there to get noticed. I am really happy to have got this rare honour to raise the Ndau flag. I am following in the footsteps of former Highlanders striker Eddie Dube and former Dynamos defender Lovemore Mapuya. Lovemore is like a brother to me.As a former Premiership defender his advice has been very helpful to me.

Which Chipinge-born player was an inspiration to you? Samson Mutisi, Chipinge

Both Mapuya and Dube have always been my role models.

Do you think you will beat Dynamos in the Mbada Diamonds Cup semi-finals? Glory Koti, Harare


Many people are going on and on making a lot of noise on Dynamos’ recent dominance over us. This is a different game. Cup games are unpredictable. The better team on the day will win and I am confident CAPS will fight hard to get into the final.

Who is the best player at CAPS United? Glory Koti, Harare


It would be very unfair to single out individuals because our strength as a team is derived from team work. I give credit to all the players.

Which coaches have helped you get to the top? Samson Mutisi, Chipinge


Again I can’t single out a single coach because I am a product of the collective efforts of various coaches from primary school up to now. Various coaches have kept on encouraging me. I almost quit football but Division One side Triangle offered me a new lease of life.  Once I settled at Triangle Gishon “Gizha” Ntini alerted CAPS who quickly snapped me.

Who, in your opinion, deserves to be the 2012 Soccer Star of the Year? John Taundi, Harare


I think it is a toss-up between Denver Mukamba (Dynamos), Masimba Mambare and Hardlife Zvirekwi (CAPS United).

Who is your best friend among your CAPS United team mates? John Taundi, Harare


I am friends with all my team mates.

What particular part of Chipinge district do you come from? Ben Muchawaya, Murambinda


I come from Chipinge Town. My family originally came from Malawi but I was born in Chipinge.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years? Mahlupeko Sithole, Mutare


I want to be a professional in a good league beyond Zimbabwe’s borders. I am also determined to play for Zimbabwe.

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