By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Caps United interim coach Darlington Dodo has condemned steps taken by the local football mother body the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to hold a hearing on Caps United players just a day before their midweek encounter with ZPC Kariba at National Sports Stadium (NSS) on Thursday afternoon.
PSL has summoned four of Caps United players namely, Ronald Chitiyo, Dominic Chungwa, John Zhuwawo and Carlos Rusere despite that Caps United is playing a league match a day after.
Addressing the media at NSS B Arena on Tuesday during their training, coach Darlington Dodo expressed the timing of the hearing as inconvenient.
“The timing was wrong and I don’t think it’s proper and very unfortunate to do such things for a crucial game like the one we are playing against ZPC Kariba.
“Hopefully it won’t disturb us and its very unfortunate when looking at the timing of the hearing which to me I think it was proper. It would have been better to have the hearing after the game as this might affect the mental preparedness of the boys”, said coach Dodo.
Currently, the Harare giants are on the summit of the table with 51 points followed by Chicken Inn and FC Platinum who are seated on 49 points, two points behind Makepekepe.
Dodo told the press that he has been encouraging and advising his players to stay focused with the league title despite poor performance in the past weeks.
“What I am always telling the boys is to keep their head up as they are ones who have taken us to this position.
“We do not focus much on what the other opponents are doing because we do not have control over it”, added Dodo.
The Caps United gaffer went on to say that he is troubled by the way PSL has arranged their fixtures also considering that it is towards the end of the season and top teams must play concurrently.
“I am also amused with the manner in which the PSL is slightly readjusting our league games as that might have a bearing on the log standings.
“I believe teams chasing the title must play concurrently. he said