Snodia Mikiri, Sports Reporter
CAPS United forward Newman Sianchali said he feels pity for what is going on at Highlanders camp.
Bosso pre-season camp has been dealt a huge blow following an industrial action that saw senior players refusing to train demanding their unpaid salaries.
The strike might have a huge impact on the preparations for the Bulawayo giants since the league is only 15 days away.
Last Sunday, Bosso fielded junior players in a friendly match they were thrashed 4-0 by Chicken Inn.
They are set to face Hwange on Sunday in another preparatory match and it remains to be seen if they are to convince the senior players to show up.
“I feel pity for Highlanders. It’s now two weeks without training and that thought alone is disturbing.
“Yes I am no longer part of the family but I still don’t wish death on them. I still want the best for them.
“What makes the situation even worse is that, even if they get paid today, there is no way they are going to recover the lost time,’ said the former Bosso gunman.
Sianchali said CAPS is his first priority while he also admitted he has a soft spot for his former club.
“I still have many friends at Highlanders and I always tell them they should not rest because they are striking.
“They should work extra hard as individuals and be at a better level when they resume training. They know their goals and targets, they should strive to make them attainable.
“As an individual you know your weaknesses and they should be addressing them now and the coach will do the remaining adjustments,” added Sianchali.
Sianchali made his first appearance for CAPS in their 2-0 defeat to rivals Dynamos.
“We are correcting our mistakes and we are also not putting much pressure on ourselves.
“I am also making progress in learning the new style of play that my coach wants and I am loving it here.
“I am making new friends here and getting to know other players better,” he said.