BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA
HARARE football giants Caps United are pushing for the loan deal from Chapungu’s Ian Nyoni ahead of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) player registration deadline on Friday.
The transfer window closes on May 15, but PSL has encouraged clubs to register their players by Friday.
Several clubs are scrambling to finalize the signing of new players as the teams prepare for the new season.
The Caps have stepped up their engagement process to make sure they get their man.
“We are still negotiating with Chapungu for a new agreement. There is an agreement in principle and there are only one or two questions left before the agreement is concluded. Everything is fine, ”said an insider NewsDay.
The Green Machine signed Nyoni on a one-year loan deal where the player was scheduled to feature in the 2020 season, but football has been suspended following the enactment of a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 .
This resulted in Nyoni’s loan deal expiring on December 31 of last year without him kicking the ball for the club. The expiration of the deal has galvanized the Green Machine hierarchy to seek a new deal as domestic play prepares to resume after a year of hiatus. It is understood that Chapungu, who will play in the second tier league after relegation, is ready to loan Nyoni to Caps United.
Top-tier football action is set to kick off mid-next month in a phased approach, starting with a preseason tournament.
The tournament will see the teams split into four groups, with the first group comprising Dynamos, Caps, Harare City, Herentals, Yadah and ZPC Kariba, which will be based in Harare.
The second group will include Bulawayo Chiefs, Bulawayo City, Chicken Inn and Highlanders.
The third group will include Manica Diamonds and Tenax, Black Rhinos and Cranborne Bullets, with the fourth group consisting of FC Platinum, Ngezi Platinum Stars, Triangle United and WhaWha.
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