Caps United
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Full nameCaps United Football Club
Nickname(s)Makepekepe
Founded1973
GroundNational Sports Stadium
Ground Capacity60 000
ManagerDarlington Dodo



CAPS United F.C. Makepekepe is a Zimbabwean football club based in Harare. The club was Formed in 1973, the team rose to prominence in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Used to be nicknamed Manchester Road Boys because of their former address. Its nickname is The Green Machine.

History

Popularly known as the Cup Kings or Makepekepe for their dominance in most cup tournaments. It is Harare's second most popular team after their rivals Dynamos F.C.whom they call their fans Madzvinyu(lizards). But the team have few trophies than Dynamos. Caps United is a team that has produced some of the country's best players and legends including Shacky Tauro and Brenna Msiska.

Steven Kwashi won the 1996 championship. Charles Mhlauri took over in 2004 and won back to back championships. In 2004 they won the league in style losing only one game the whole season, a 3-4 home defeat to Highlanders in a thrilling game at the National Sports Stadium

Club Achievements

  • Rhodesia National Football League Champions 1979


Post-independence (post-1980) Honour Year(s)

  • Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League Champions 1996, 2004, 2005, 2016
  • Runners-up 1986, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1997
  • Zimbabwean Independence Trophy Winners 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997
  • Zimbabwean Charity Shield Winners 1996, 2017
  • BP Cup 1996, 1997, 1998/99, 2002


Performance in CAF competitions CAF Champions League: 5 appearances

  • 1997 – Third Round,
  • 2005 – Second Round,
  • 2006 – Disqualified in second round,
  • 2017 – Group stage exit,

CAF Confederation Cup: 2 appearances

  • 2009 - First round,
  • 2010 - Second round of 16

Continental honours and achievements Rhodesian clubs were barred from African continental competitions as the Rhodesia Football Association was not a member of the CAF. The newly renamed Zimbabwe Football Association was admitted to the CAF following Zimbabwe's independence in 1980, allowing its member clubs to enter continental competitions starting from the 1981 season. Honour Year(s) African Cup of Champions Clubs / CAF Champions League Runners-up 1998 semi-finalists 2008


Management

Manager: Zimbabwe Darlington Dodo Assistant Manager: Nelson Matongorere Assistant Manager:Fungai "Tostao" Kwashi

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