Devon Chafa quashes reports claiming he has rejoined CAPS United
Former Ngezi Platinum Stars and Dynamos FC defensive midfielder, Devon Chafa has distanced himself from reports suggesting he has rejoined CAPS United.
The experienced midfielder is currently a free agent after his contract with Ngezi Platinum expired at the end of 2020 and the Mhondoro based side seems to have decided against renewing the player’s contract.
As a result, the Green Machine who are in a position to bolster their squad after the club was hit by a player exodus are said to be interested in acquiring his (Chafa) services.
In fact, reports indicate that Makepekepe have already signed the player along with the former FC Platinum forward Rodrick Chinyengetere and William Manondo who was with their city rivals Harare City.
Moreover, one of the club bosses Farai Jere was quoted by NewsDay on Monday revealing that the team has acquired the services of the highly rated Chafa.
However, the hard tackling midfielder told Nehanda Radio he has not signed with any club at the moment.
Chafa dismissed all the reports linking him with rejoining his former paymasters.
The 2016 championship winner with the Green Machine, said he only reads about his new move in newspaper articles, but practically no deal has been struck.
“I am also reading about me joining Makepekepe in newspaper articles but I haven’t signed with any club as yet,” Chafa told Nehanda Radio.
In response to Jere’s comments quoted in the NewsDay, the midfielder remained adamant before highlighting that he was not aware with what the CAPS United co-director told the daily newspaper.
“I don’t even know what he (Jere) was he talking about, as I told you I have no deal with any team at the moment. He can’t publicly announce a deal that hasn’t even materialised.
“If I sign a deal with any team I will notify you but for now I am clubless,” he added.
Meanwhile, Makepekepe who are facing some financial challenges were reported to be on the verge of liquidating.
The situation had also resulted in the halt of all football activities at the club including training sessions.
This comes after players went on strike demanding the club pay their outstanding salaries that backdate to October last year.
But despite all this, reports indicate that the club owners have saved the club from the shame and paid the players one month salaries resulting in the team kickstarting its training sessions.
The players reportedly went through their paces on Tuesday ahead of the return of the domestic league scheduled for 12 February. Nehanda Radio