Tafadzwa Chigandiwa, Sports Reporter
CAPS United coach, Darlington Dodo, says he will remain calm despite Ishmael Wadi’s move to JDR Stars.
Dodo said the remaining players will work hard to fill Wadi’s gap.
He also revealed that Wadi’s departure will not affect his philosophy.
The former Tsholotsho gaffer also said the team will adjust and learn to play without him even though he scored crucial goals for the team.
“Best wishes to the boy, I am so happy for him that’s what we wish for all our players.
“Yes, he did very well during the time he participated in the Chibuku Super Cup. He scored crucial goals for the team.
“But we will plan on how we will function without him,” Dodo said.
Dodo rallied behind his troops pointing out that Wadi’s brilliance during the suspended Chibuku Super Cup tournament came as a result of team work.
“The good part is that the team contributed towards Wadi’s impressive performance, so they will continue with the hard work.
“It is time for those left at the club to become responsible and score for the team. We always missed many chances from different players but now it’s time for them to convert and push the team to great heights,” he added.
Wadi’s fine start during the currently suspended Chibuku Super Cup attracted JDR Stars hierarchy, who then invited him for a two-week trial stint in Pretoria last week.
The forward then spent one week at the club before he was offered a two-year deal contract with an option to extend by an additional year.
The former FC Platinum and Harare City speedy forward was Makepekepe’s best performer during the Chibuku Super Cup, scoring four goals in five appearances for Darlington Dodo’s side.
Speaking to H-Metro, the 28-year-old speedy forward expressed his delight after securing his new move.
He also thanked all his teammates and the Caps United hierarchy for helping him secure this move which might become a breakthrough in football career.
“I’m very happy, I’m a Hammer Boy now. I want to thank my teammates, coaching department and Mr Farai Jere for being there for me.
“Mr Jere was like a father to me, also not forgetting coach Dodo, whom I have much respect for, i just hope and pray that Caps United will do well when football returns,” Wadi told H-Metro.
The player also revealed that he will work hard to impress his new bosses.
Wadi was handed his debut yesterday, he played the entire match during the club’s friendly match against newly promoted side Sekhukhune United.