Caps United player Tafadzwa Rusike attacks USM Alger goal area during a CAF Champions League match on 24 April 2017 at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe. Caps United won the match by 2 goals to 1. Zinyange Auntony
Wednesday Sep 20, 2017. 11:30
Although his contract was terminate by Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League side, CAPS United, striker Tafadzwa Rusike says he is hopeful he will stay in the Zimbabwean PSL.
His contract was terminated on Saturday and he revealed he was shocked by the move.
Rusike said he was unaware why he had been dismissed although he suspected his continued absence due to injuries might have influenced the club’s decision.
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The striker has made sporadic appearances for the team this season, mainly struggling with a groin injury and had been ruled out of the big Harare derby on Sunday owing to an ankle injury. And on the eve of the match he was dismissed from the club.
Speaking to the Newsday website, he said he remained committed to the club and hoped the decision would be reversed.
“I have got great respect for the president [Farai Jere] and will remain loyal to Caps United. I have been with them since I was very young,” said Rusike.
“To me, Caps United is my home, it’s the team that groomed me into the player that I am today. I feel indebted to them.
“Sometimes I have played while I am not fully fit because I love the team. I suspect that the president might have been infuriated that of late I have not been playing a part because of injuries.
“To be honest, I have been afflicted by injuries time and again this season. Personally, I don’t even know what is happening in my life.
“I have even gone to Prophet Walter Magaya and when I visited him recently, I could see there was a big change.”