CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe feels Hardlife Zvirekwi still has a big part to play in the team, especially at this stage of the season.

The 2016 Soccer Star of the Year made an emotional return last Saturday after missing the first half of the season following a car accident which led to the amputation of his left wrist. Zvirekwi came on as a substitute in the 87th minute against Harare City at Rufaro Stadium.

In an interview with NewsDay, Chitembwe said: “Zvirekwi has always been one of us, he is back and the good thing is he is part of the team. He is back to what he is supposed to be doing.

“We are happy to have him back. He has shown great tenacity. In as far as I am concerned, he is an inspiration to some players and I am sure some will learn from him. He has never missed training since he recovered. That shows that he has a very strong mental attitude.”

However, the 31-year-old is unlikely to make a start when the Harare giants host giant slayers Bulawayo Chiefs at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow, as he is expected to be infused gradually back into the team.

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