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Rooney expected back next week

By Tadious Manyepo

CAPS United say their star forward Ronald ‘’Rooney’’ Chitiyo could be back in training as early as next week.

Ronald Chitiyo challenges Abdoulaye Traore
Ronald Chitiyo challenges Abdoulaye Traore

The pint-sized forward was hit by a vehicle in Epworth last year and missed the whole season.

CAPS United team doctor Nicholas Munyonga said the Green Machine will not push the player into action at the beginning of the season.

“The medical team which operated the player expressed happiness over the manner the player has progressed. His muscle strength is good,’’ said Munyonga.

“The surgeons recommended that Chitiyo can now start light training and we have already crafted a programme for him. We will also get guidance on the way forward in terms of ball work.

“As I have said, next week the player will start light training, which will be progressively increased until he returns to play. But, we are not going to rush him. He has done very well, his muscle strength is looking good.’’

Makepekepe are leaving nothing to chance and are targeting the league title. Green Machine welfare manager Shakespeare Chinogwenya said he was happy with the harmony in their camp.

All their players trained yesterday, with only new recruit Pride Zivengwa and veteran defender Method Mwanjali watching from the sidelines. The Herald