CAPS United FC were this weekend blessed by their former sons. The CAPS United UK Legends Association donated training equipment to the club ahead of the beginning on the 2017 season.
Last year in December the legends hosted a successful fundraising Dinner dubbed Scoccer Night in Birmingham. They used the funds raised from the event to buy training balls, bibs, corns, whistles, water kit bags, bottles and an electronic cooler box which makes ice on the touch line.
The equipment was donated to club President Farai Jere at a get together reception at Marriot Hotel in North London. Jere was in the UK on an important business trip which also covered football matters.
The reception was hosted by Bhora Africa Limited a football consulting company owned by UK based Zimbabwean entrepreneur Marshall Gore who is also the CEO of Team Zimbabwe UK.
Jere was so thrilled by the Legends heartfelt commitment to the club. He thanked them in an emotional speech and promised that the club will do its utmost best to work in partnership with the legends association in fullfilling it’s vision of becoming one of the best and well run football club in Africa.
Joe “Kode” Mugabe the legends association chairman led the delegation that presented the equipment. Kode started by congratulating the President, the club and the entire fans for winning the 2016 Championship. He pledge that his Association would work with the club to develop and revive junior football in Zimbabwe. Kode is a product of the CAPS United successful junior policy in the 1980s which was established by the late Fredy Mukwesha after his retirement from professional football in Portugal. Kode said it was his dream to revive Caps Junior policy and to make it the best in the country again. He also promised that their association will also be donating similar equipment to five other academy’s in the country in Bulawayo, Gweru and Harare .
Mugabe was also joined by other former Makepekepe stars Frank Dealer Nyamukuta, Timothy Chirozvani, and Artiwell Mabiza at the reception.
Last year CAPS United signed a partnership deal with Virtual Media Technologies a UK based company that specialises in e-commerce and IT branding and marketing. The company developed a bespoke website for Caps United with an online shop and are now focusing on marketing the CAPS United brand abroad. George Muchapirei one of the directors of Virtual Media Technologies, said their company has a 5 year plan to turn CAPS United into a global brand and a commercial giant on the continent in terms of revenue base.
They will soon be launching a mobile application, that allows fans to receive time sensitive information in real-time as well as allowing fans to purchase products and services online.
Virtual Media Technologies also indicated that they are in talks with other clubs in Zimbabwe with the aim of transforming the way fans interact with their clubs in today’s digital age and broaden their revenue base.
This season CAPS United fans around the globe will be able to buy club mechadise via the website including the new replica jersey for 2017 which will be launched this week head of the Champions league tie against the champions of Lesotho
In his speech Jere also hinted that the squad has been strengthened in 2017. They managed to retain most of their players. They only lost one player but have acquired 3 more top players.
Jere was also confident of Caps United chances in the Champions league after a very good pre season start, which saw Makepekepe defeating the Champions of Mozambique and Zambia respectively in two successful pre season friendly matches. #KepekepeBhora