CAPS United veteran midfielder, Devon Chafa, says if he was playing for money, he could have stayed at Ngezi Platinum.
Chafa was initially among the players, who were believed to be at the heart of the club’s revolt, which resulted in their weekend fixture being delayed for 45-minutes.
They went on to lose 0-2 against Cranborne Bullets.
Chafa, and the duo of Rodwell Chinyengetere and Ronald “Rooney” Chitiyo, have since been exonerated.
They are available for selection on their weekend assignment against FC Platinum at Mandava.
The two sides last met in a championship decider in 2019 and Makepekepe surrendered the league to the Zvishavane side.
Chafa reiterated that his passion was simply to try and restore the Green Machine’s pride.
“If it was about money, I would have stayed at Ngezi or gone elsewhere but it’s about the relationship and the passion I have for this family (CAPS United),” he said.
“I came here because of the vision of wanting to restore the pride of our badge, some of us tend to thrive more when we are under pressure.
“We are CAPS United, we have to play according to the institution’s demands, we play to win every game.”
Chafa and Chinyengetere are tasked for a tough reunion with their former paymasters this weekend.
Chinyengetere won the Castle Lager Soccer Star of the Year twice at FC Platinum.
Ironically, Chafa also won the league twice with the miners.
“We have been preparing well, we are raring to go,” he said.
“Everyone seems pretty much happy and enjoying every minute in the camp.
“FC Platinum are a good side with a very good coach, driven by their financial muscle, and they are one of the title contenders, we are prepared for a tough and exciting game.
“We haven’t been good on the road, so we are trying our level best to improve and bring joy to our fans.”