|CAPS United duped|
|Thursday, 17 May 2012 00:00|
Hope Chizuzu Sports Reporter
were free agents when, in fact, they are still contracted to TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Club chief executive, Maxwell Mironga, travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo last month together with Nyandoro to “seal” the deal but returned home empty-handed and frustrated when the Congolese club proved that the players have contracts valid until 2015.
Nyandoro duly signed an extension and CAPS United were given the loan deal.
“I phoned Darryl to let him join me for breakfast at the hotel so that we are in time for the flight that morning but I started noticing he had other ideas and was not keen. He only came to me later to say he needed to go to the Mazembe office to pick up a copy of his contract.
“But he insisted on going and took a taxi in the company of Chris Semakwere leaving me unsure of our departure. I then decided to also go and check at the same office on my way to the airport upon which we found him there only to be told by the TP Mazembe officials that Nyandoro had decided against going back to CAPS United.
“I felt small and disappointed why he had not told me so himself but had no choice as I had to catch the flight back,” Mironga complained.
Nyandoro, in fact, apologised publicly in the meeting for misleading CAPS United on the issue of the contract saying he knew he had a contract with TP Mazembe.
Nyandoro also confirmed that he was receiving the salary, but it is ironic he also pulled a salary at CAPS United whom he had duped into an agreement on the basis that he was a free agent.
To add insult to injury, Nyandoro was pestering club co-director Farai Jere all along to complete the deal so that he could play for CAPS United prompting the committed director to send the club’s chied executive to Congo to finish the deal, only to be met with further disappointment.
“After spending a lot of money on the issue, we did not need this and I want to say that players need to be honest with clubs. We felt stupid in Congo to learn that the players were on contract and that they conceded so themselves makes the situation worse.
“As if that was not enough TP Mazembe accused us of using the Players Union to force their hand over their players,” said a disappointed Mironga.
Mironga’s club was paying the players hoping they would get the their international transfer certificates to enable them to play for CAPS United.