After playing a pivotal role to ensure CAPS United bring an end to an 11 year championship barrenness, striker Leonard Tsipa is on his way out of the Green Machine en-route to Tanzania where better offers has been tabled despite Makepekepe playing in the African Safari from next month.
BY CAUSEMORE GADENI
Tsipa scooped the Top Scorer award after leading the golden boot race with 11 goals in the just ended 2016 premiership campaign, 2 ahead of Hwange’s forward Gift Mbweti.
By enjoying a stellar performance in 2016 Tsipa’s efforts could not go unnoticed as he subsequently attracted the interests of AZAM FC in the coastal nation. CAPS United coach confirmed the development.
“He (Tsipa) will most likely not be with us in the Champions League. He is a wanted man in Tanzania and negotiations are at an advanced stage with a likely possibility of materializing,” he said.
CAPS United won a ticket to the CAF CL after clinging the prestigious 2016 domestic premiership cup and will face Lioli FC of Lesotho in Maseru on the 12th of next month on their opening African Safari game, with the return leg set for a week later in Harare.
If Makepekepe pass the Lioli hurdle, TP Mazembe will be the next stop in DRC on March 12.
To intensify the preparations, Makepekepe will host a four team tournament involving Zambian champions Zanaco, Mozambican champions Ferroviario Beira and Ngezi Platinum stars will complete the quartet.
The tournament will be spread over the weekend of 27 to 29 January.
CAPS United have since cancelled the tour to Mozambique as it has been replaced with the roped in tournament.