Shingi Matibiri, Sports Reporter
DURBAN – Veteran goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini says he was released by DStv Premier League side Sekhukhune United at the end of last season after he went against the club’s beliefs in juju.
Speaking during an interview on Marawa Sports Worldwide show hosted by Robert Marawa on Thursday evening, the former Zimbabwe international opened up on the fallout with Babina Noko.
Kapini who captained Sekhukhune United during the 2021/2022 season said the Limpopo based club got rid of him for telling teammates after a league match defeat to TS Galaxy that juju doesn’t work in football.
He revealed that the Babina Noko management felt he was inciting other players against the leadership’s beliefs.
“I am so hurt because I was sent a WhasApp message telling me I was no longer part of Sekhukhune United,” Kapini said.
He, however, said the management never got an opportunity to drag him to a disciplinary hearing after the charges did not stick.
Sekhukhune management promised that they would investigate the charges but nothing came out of the probe.
Kapini added that he believed he was axed due to his age not performance.
The former Warriors goalkeeper who is now training with Highlands Park in the third tier ABC Motsepe League lashed at football clubs in Africa for lacking respect for players above the age of 35, while European teams respect experienced players by giving them contractual options instead of discarding them via WhatsApp messages.