CAPS players blast Phiri over 'lavish' wedding

HARARE - CAPS United director Twine Phiri has reportedly tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Malawi as players at his club continue to live in abject poverty.

United players went for several months without pay last season and are still owed different sums of money in wages and bonuses.

Amid the troubles at the club, Phiri is said to have wedded a Malawian diplomat based in Harare during a private ceremony in Malawi.

Zimbabwe-born Phiri traces his roots in Malawi, a country he has professed an undying love for.

The development has incensed players at the club, who had to endure a Christmas without salaries and winning bonuses.

Unnamed players blasted Phiri for showing lack of compassion for their plight by choosing to splash money on an extravagant wedding while they continue to reel in poverty.

Despite a season derailed by constant player strikes over non-payment of dues, United finished a credible third in the Castle Premiership under the stewardship of coach Taurai Mangwiro.

Mangwiro has since quit the club to join Harare City, while a mass exodus of players is looming at the club.

As reported in today’s edition of the Daily News, captain Tapiwa Kumbuyani is facing an uncertain future at the club following the expiry of his contract, which has not been renewed, while forwards Dominic Chungwa and Kelvin Bulaji have already signed for bitter rivals Dynamos.

Goalkeeper Tafadzwa Dube and midfielder Tendai Samanja have joined Mangwiro at Harare City and several other players are also expected to leave the club.

A new coach to replace Mangwiro has not been appointed, with financial constraints believed to be the reason for the delay.

Comments (3)

pliz mr phiri you killing our team caps united

masvaure albert - 4 January 2015

pliz mr phiri you killing our team caps united

masvaure albert - 4 January 2015

zvekuchata kwake hazvinei nemi imi taurai naye akupei mari yenyu chete kana kuuya kudhimbare

ak - 4 January 2015

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