Bamusi eyes more success

HARARE - CAPS United winger Phineas Bamusi believes he will become one of the leading players in the Premier Soccer League in years to come.

Bamusi had an outstanding 2016 season as he helped the Green Machine to win the Castle Lager Premiership title.

Although he missed out on a place among the 11 best players at the Soccer Star of the Year awards, the 25-year-old was on Thursday night crowned the Makepekepe Players’ Player of the Year.

The former Harare City winger was colossal down the flanks for United as he finished the season with eight assists.

Underrated by both fans and the media, Bamusi was one of the first names on coach Lloyd Chitembwe’s starting XI team sheet.

Getting Thursday night’s award was the final seal of approval from the rest of his teammates as they acknowledged his contributions to the club’s fifth league title.  

“I’m feeling good because it showed the other players know that I did something brilliant for the team this season,” Bamusi told the Daily News on Sunday.

“I knew I had a chance of winning this award because everyone was just appreciating what I was doing. I just remained hopeful that I would get something at the end of the season.

“I did a good job for the team but I will just wait for God’s time. It won’t be long and pretty soon I will be among the best rated players in the country.”

CAPS experienced some serious cash flow problems as players on some occasions went on industrial action but they came out tops ahead of their rivals. 

“The unity within the team was good; it was just excellent. We had some challenges but at the end of the day as players we knew what we wanted to achieve,” Bamusi said.

“Winning the championship was our main objective and we had to push hard to get where we wanted to be.

“From the word go we knew that we would do something special this year. We just needed to have the right mentality and the right attitude. We just had the belief in the team that we were going to win the league title.”

Makepekepe’s next target is to reach the group stages of the African Champions League and defend their title next year. 

“We have a good squad, there are a lot of quality players here at CAPS United; obviously we will be able to reach all our targets in 2017,” Bamusi said.

“If we have the right attitude, the right preparations and everything goes on well during the pre-season, we can reach the group stages of the Champions League and the sky will be the limit.”

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