9 August 2017
OCEAN Mushure would have been showing his skills in the green and white jersey had a planned deal to sign to CAPS United materialised at the beginning of the season.
CAPS United, who were building for the CAF Champions league, were leaving no stone unturned as they targeted the out-of-contract utility player.
But the DeMbare skipper mysteriously opted for a lesser offer than was on the table from DeMbare’s bitter rivals and two other clubs.
Although coach Lloyd Mutasa says he was not aware of the jostling behind doors, a source close to the player said only the player’s undying desire to play for DeMbare saved the situation.
“All was on course and he was one of the key players that CAPS United wanted on board. One of the agents that deal with CAPS United had managed to do his home work,” said an H-Metro source.
“Dynamos were out of the picture as they still owed him money from the previous deal while they were not financially up to compete for his signature. Ngezi Platinum and FC Platinum were also ready to pounce. Infact, Ngezi had told him to come over and complete an agreement.
“CAPS, being in Harare and working with the agent close to the player, had the upper hand. But then, in a situation yet to be fully explained, the player changed his mind when a lot of ground had been made, and renewed his contract with Dynamos. It was that same time that he disowned all agents saying he had no contract with anyone.”
Mushure has been outstanding for the Warriors and Dynamos recently.
“It may not have been the best decisions for him financially as CAPS United, Ngezi Platinum and FC Platinum were set to offer better, but in terms of keeping himself in the limelight, he seems to have been vindicated.”
Mushure has been a revelation for Dynamos, catching up with striker Ntouba Epoupa in scoring goals that have won the club crucial points.
He is again expected to lead the attack against Hwange at National Sports Stadium tonight.
Coach Lloyd Mutasa says the commitment of the player is unquestionable.
“I was not aware of what was transpiring then (off-season) but what I can say is he has commitment,” Mutasa said.
The DeMbare coach says his skipper will not buckle under pressure as there is growing expectation around him.
“He is experienced enough to handle any pressure. I do not think he will be affected at all. He has been playing very well and he is one of our most important players,” he said.