CAPS United CEO, Farai Jere, has hailed their progress to the CAF Champions League group stages and believes the club deserves respect once again after knocking out five time champions TP Mazembe.
CAPS United have experienced transformation since Jere became majority shareholder taking over from Twine Phiri.
For almost a decade, CAPS United have had to live in the shadow of rivals Dynamos and Highlanders as the club struggled both on and off the pitch.
The Green Machine, who had earned the name ‘Cup Kings’, bagged the league title last season and have now followed that up with progressing to the last 16 of the Africa’s premier club competition.
Speaking to The Herald after the game Jere said, ”When we came to CAPS United, we told our guys that it is very nice to win the cup but the problem with CAPS United is that you are quickly forgotten and [that] the biggest club in Zimbabwe, whether you like it or not, is Dynamos because they have won more championships than any other team and that is how clubs are judged.
“We can now tell you that we are big guys. So these guys are big boys and you need to give them respect,” he added.
CAPS United become only the third club after Dynamos and Monomotapa to qualify for the group stages of the tournament.