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SA company take over Caps United

by Eddie Chikamhi
21 Feb 2015 at 08:41hrs | Views
CAPS United's new partners Zing have promised to bring higher levels of professionalism and years of success at the Harare giants following a deal between that gives the South African mobile technology developer and the Premiership giants.

Zing were unveiled as the Green Machine's major sponsors yesterday in a one-year deal that puts the total management of the financially troubled side into the hands of the Durban-based company.

The sponsors, who have an option to renew at the end of the season, have seconded their general manager Sean Lapin to take over as the general manager at Makepekepe.

Lapin will work hand in hand with the club's chief executive Joe Makuvire to help establish more professional structures that put the Harare giants in a position to generate their own money.

Zing representative Bruce Warren said it was difficult to come up with the total value of the deal but the sponsors will work with the club's budget for the whole year which is in excess of $850, 000. Zing have also committed to help the club offset its debts and paying the players what they are owed.

Warren said the deal was not a bail out but a means to see that Makepekepe find their feet and turn into a more professional club that should be able to raise its own money in the future and operate profitably.

Caps United will this year wear branded shirts courtesy of Zing. The club's president Twine Phiri hailed their partnership with Zing and assured his players that they will now get their salaries in time starting this month.

Warren said they have brought their own man to ensure that they achieve their vision with Caps United. Lapin will be responsible for the running of Makepekepe together with Joe Makuvire.

Source - chronicle