Confusion emerges at Masvingo United

Former Premier Soccer League outfit, Masvingo United are reported to be in serious confusion which could negatively affect the club following the coming in of a new sponsor, a source has revealed to SportBrief.

By Tongai Mwenje

According to the source, Division one returnees who recently acquired a sponsor based in Harare are fighting to return their last season players contrary to the sponsor’s requirements and expectations.

Former Caps United boss, Makuvire allegedly to be the new sponsor is pushing to bring in 18 players mainly from his former team, the source revealed.

Because of the impasse between the two parties, the two groups of players are training from different bases, Harare and Masvingo, a development which has left the former PSL team in confusion.

“Makuvire is now the new sponsor but now he wants to bring in more than 18 players from Caps which automatically disadvantages some players from the other end who have contributed much to the team’s current position,” the source said.

“I heard there seems to be a division in Masvingo United other players are training in Harare while others this side,” the source added.

The source also told SportBrief that the sponsor has already acquired a property in the leaf suburb of Masvingo, Rodene, to accommodate all the players.

Efforts to get a comment from Makuvire were fruitless as he was not responding to questions asked by this publication.

After Tanda Tavaruva bus company resigned from sponsoring the team, the former Zifa Unity Cup and OK Woza Bhora Champions have been struggling to get a meaningful sponsorship and at one point in time they extended their begging bowl to the community for Division 1 registration fee.

The team almost returned back into the Premier league in 2015 but conflicts with the football motherboard, ZIFA, crumbled the team’s premiership hopes.

Founded in 1997, Una Una as Masvingo United are affectionately known got their first premier league dance in the year 2000. United groomed a number of players that are doing well locally and internationally. Players like of Ovidy Karuru who now plays for Amazulu in South Africa, Ngezi Platinum player Walter Mukanga, Tafadzwa Dube, Coaster Nhamoinesu playing for Sparta Prague in Czech Republic, Milton Makopa are some of United’s products.

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