CAPS United gaffer, Lloyd Chitembwe, has admitted that had it not been for his love for the badge, he could have left the club.
Makepekepe are set to take on Yadah Stars in a Castle Lager Premiership match at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow.
There was a boost for the Green Machine when some of their dues were paid by the club management.
The club also confirmed the return of Ronald Chinyengetere, who has not seen action for some time now.
At the start of this campaign, Chitembwe had assembled a competitive team.
Their start was characterised by mixed fortunes.
Financial challenges were weighing them down heavily.
They lost seven goals on the bounce.
Despite working under tough conditions, Chitembwe appears to have weathered the storm, although they are still in the relegation matrix.
“I’m here and that shows how I’m unapologetic when it comes to anything to do with CAPS United,” said Chitembwe.
“I’m not the kind of a person who switches sides when things are not going according to the plan.
“It was not easy for me to remain calm, especially considering what we were going through as a team.
“Leaving the club, during that time, it was going to be a disgraceful move.”
Chitembwe vowed he was determined to do whatever it takes to bring back the lost pride.
“I just want to see a repeat of the happy days, which I witnessed during my previous seasons, at this club.
“I certainly believe that what we will do in the remaining fixtures will determine how our next season is going to be,” he said.
He insisted that their battle against Yadah fits in well with the description of a derby.