Thursday Jul 21, 2016. 13:52
Information landing through to AfricanFootball.com is that former Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas is now scouting players at CAPS United.
The News Day website in Zimbabwe reports that the coach ,who was hired by South African National First Division side AmaZulu, is aiming to sign centre-back and vice-captain, Stephen Makatuka.
It is also revealed that Antipas came close to signing the centre back for Chicken Inn at the end of 2015 as he sought to bolster his squad for the 2016 CAF Champions League, but CAPS turned down their offer.
On the other hand, CAPS have already been thinking ahead with the possibility of losing forward Abbas Amidu, who has travelled to Tanzania hoping to make his switch to Azam FC.
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Amidu could follow ex-Mamelodi Sundowns and skipper Method Mwanjali, who has since left the club to play his football in Tanzania.
Makatuka’s manager, George Deda, could neither confirm nor deny the interest in Makatuka from Usuthu, but referred enquiries to Caps United.
“The best people to speak to are the members of the Caps United management,” he said.
Antipas, the former Motor Action coach, joined AmaZulu after impressing the club when he took Chicken Inn into the Champions League, notably suffering a narrow 2-1 defeat to Sundowns on aggregate in the qualifying rounds.
He will now hope to lead Usuthu back to the elite Absa Premiership in the 2017/18 campaign.