Is he CAPS' next big thing?

HARARE - CAPS United’s Ronald Pfumbidzayi is one of the brightest talents to emerge in the Castle Premiership this season and many who have seen him in action will agree the teenager has a promising future.

It is still early days yet but Pfumbidzayi has already turned himself into the darling of the Makepekepe fans with impressive displays that gives the impression that there is a genuine talent in him.

Few games into the season but many already believe the teenage boy is just starting a journey that with United having unearthed a tear-away full back, down the left channel of their attack, who could bring memories of the great Cephas Chimedza.

Even United coach Branna Msiska is impressed with the progress shown by the 18-year-old ever since he took over as the Green Machine first choice left-sided full back.

Msiska showered praise on Pfumbidzayi’s development, which has seen him adopting an early understanding with another teenage sensation, Takudzwa Mahori from which most of CAPS United raids are coming from.

The Pfumbidzayi-Mahori combination on the left wing of United has so far caused a lot of problems for the teams they have come across this season.

“He is a still a youngster and he has been brilliant so far. He needs to work hard so that he can reach his potential,” Msiska told Daily News on Sunday.

The 18-year old former Hippo Valley player has already has been the model of consistency since arriving at the Green Machine and has done little wrong, certainly nothing to warrant being dropped from the first XI.

After settling in the Green Machine system, Pfumbidzayi said he is not looking back.

“Coming to CAPS United was a huge leap ahead in my career. I just want to stay focused and work hard to improve my game,” Pfumbidzayi said after their match against Black Rhinos last weekend.

“I grew up supporting CAPS and it was always my wish to play for them one day. I grabbed the opportunity with two hands and I think I have done well so far because I have managed to command my place in the starting XI.

“I am looking forward to a successful stint with the Green Machine. We are a youthful squad with some few experienced guys and I think if we work herd we can win something this year.”

Pfumbidzayi thinks he has what it takes to follow in the footsteps of Chimedza, who was the driving force behind the Green Machine’s back-to-back championship triumphs in 2004 and 2005.

“I can’t say I am the new Chimedza but it is always good to follow in the footsteps of such great players like him. I used to watch him play during his days at CAPS and he inspired me a lot,” he says.

“It is my wish that one day I play outside the country. If God permits then Europe would ber my preferred destination.” - Godknows Matarutse

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