CAPS United bus attached over debt

HARARE - CAPS United’s team bus was finally attached by the Sheriff of the High Court after the Castle Lager Premiership side reneged on a payment settlement plan in the $10 000 debt owed to former employee Joyce Kapota.

The former Makepekepe communications officer Kapota was awarded $10 400 by the Labour Court in a non-payment of terminal benefits dispute following the unlawful termination of her contract in February 2016. Earlier efforts to attach the bus had been futile. 

Kapota’s lawyer Wellington Magaya of Coglan Welsh and Guest said: “It (the bus) will be sold by public auction by the Sheriff. They approached us then and negotiated a payment plan. They failed to pay as agreed.”

This completes a bad few days for the Green Machine after last weekend’s shock 1-2 defeat to bottom side Mutare City Rovers at the National Sports Stadium.

Today, Makepekepe are desperate to bounce back from that defeat when they host another struggling side Bulawayo City at the same venue.

CAPS United technical advisor Nelson Matongorere said they have learned from the mistakes they made in the defeat to Gusha Bhora and will not repeat them against Amakhosi today.

“The game against Mutare City is water under the bridge but in football whether you win or lose, you learn something from it,” Matongorere said.

“We learned a lot from that game as the technical team and the players as well in terms of when we concede a red card early, our response was not positive and we ended up not getting a result so we will guard against that.

“In football, you only play as you train; training is the mirror of the game.

“What we have just seen this week it seems the guys are very positive. They have the right attitude and they are really pumped up for the Bulawayo City game.”