The players and the technical department have not been paid salaries, and they face Lioli FC in the CAF champions league second leg preliminary round qualifier in Harare this weekend.

The motivation of the players will be key in registering a vital win against the CAF experienced Lesotho champions before they face an uphill task of contending with T.P Mazembe of DRC.

The morale of the players was low ahead of the first leg preliminary round match which was played in Maseru on Saturday. Player disgruntlement took center stage as the club unveiled their 2017 kit in Harare last week.

Players could be overheard registering dissatisfaction over unpaid wages as fears over the result of the impending first leg match intensified. The second leg will be a key performance as United face challenges at home.

Player morale will be pivotal, as discouragement and loss of on-field concentration are set to sour if players’ emotional well-being is not addressed ahead of the second leg match.

What it means for CAPS United is that the club could face an uphill task at home in Harare as the club bids to register a vital win which will likely propel them to the next round.