New wheels delights Kaisa

HARARE - Despite not having been able to hold down a regular first team jersey at CAPS United last season, defender Luckson Kaisa is delighted to have bought his first car, a Mazda 6.

Kaisa proudly delivered the car from the United Kingdom last year at a price tag of $7 200.

It has since been the object of splendour in the CAPS United’s car park that also boasts of Tapiwa Kumbuyani’s Toyota Mark II, David Rediyoni’s Toyota Corolla Bubble, Pride Tafirenyika’s Toyota Corolla and Douglas Walaza’s VW Golf.

Kaisa is elated to have bought the car despite the rampant talk that local football has very little financial rewards.

“Well, obviously I’m delighted,” he says, crediting CAPS United for his acquisition.

“CAPS United is where I work and I was able to raise most of the money in seven months whilst working here, though I raised some of the money elsewhere,” Kaisa says while polishing his car after a CAPS training session.

Most local footballers are known to squander their match winning bonuses and month-end salaries on booze and women, but the 25-year-old believes he has been kept out of trouble due to his soberness.

“I’m not only sober but single,” he says.

“This has helped me stay away from a lot of things as well as keep a temperament and discipline to raise the money to buy this car.”

Kaisa moved to Makepekepe in 2012 from Black Mambas, where he had stayed from 2010.

“In life opportunities are different but when that opportunity comes then you have to grab it with both hands,” Kaisa says of his move to CAPS.

The 25-year-old has however, failed to break into the CAPS United starting X1.

At CAPS, Kaisa has generally received little game time, first under Irishman Sean Connor and later under Taurai Mangwiro.

Kaisa, however, believes his fortunes will change for the better this season.

“With this (car) I will have some peace of mind in my life,” he says.

With his help, the wingback hopes the once Cup Kings can get back to winning ways in the 2013 season.

“You need to win games so that you can get that extra dollar to buy fuel,” he says.

“But at the same time, having a car is not a licence to be reckless because it will destroy you.

“Personally it hasn’t changed me, you can ask my friends. I’m the same person I was before I had a car.”

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