CAPS United F.C.
is a Zimbabwean soccer
club based in Harare
.Formed in 1973, the team rose to prominence in the late 1970s and early eighties when it was home to some of the finest ever Zimbabwean players. These include the feted striker Shacky "Mr. Goals" Tauro
, the late Stanley "Sinyo" Ndunduma, Joel "Jubilee" Shambo, Stanford ”Stix“ Mtizwa, Friday “Breakdown” Phiri, Clever Muzuva, Size Torindo and Brenna Msiska. During this period, CAPS United got the nickname "Cup Kings" as it virtually monopolised championship to knockout tournaments like Chibuku Trophy, Roseball Charity Shield and the Independence Trophy. Its avid fans nicknamed it "Makepekepe".
The creation of Black Rhinos F.C
, bankrolled by the Zimbabwe Defense Forces in mid eighties, nearly sank the CAPS United ship as almost all of their cream players joined the army side because of its financial potency. However, CAPS United soldiered on and would still claim some knockout tournaments with such players like Abdul Karim, Carlos Marx, Tobias Sibanda, Never “Maswera Sei” Chiku, Eddie Muchongwe, Silver “Bonzo” Chigwenje, Maxwell Cheche Biliart and Basil Chisopo.
Good old days returned to the club in 1996 when it won the Castle Larger Premier Soccer League under the tutelage of coach Steven Kwashi. Powered by the likes of indefatigable Joe "Kode" Mugabe, Morgan Nkatazo, Mpumelelo Dzowa, Lloyd Chitembwe, Farai Mbidzo, Edelbert Dinha, Charles... Read More