News:Kapini Speaks On Warriors' Selection Criteria. Says Players Are Not Selected On Merit

<vote /> Former Highlanders’ goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini has made claims that player agent Gibson Mahachi is imposing players from his stable on the national team at the expense of in-form players.

Writing on his Facebook wall, Kapini said performance at club level was no longer used as the yardstick for national team selection, as one just needed to belong to Mahachi’s stable,

Am just asking; is the Zimbabwe national team picked on performance or because Mahachi is your agent?

The goalkeeper reaffirmed his Facebook post in a telephone interview with Chronicle Sport and said,

Mahachi is killing our football. Players must and should be selected on present form, not because one belongs to a certain stable. If you check, one of the most consistent goalkeepers at the moment Petros Mhari (of FC Platinum) is continuously being overlooked simply because he does not belong to Mahachi’s stable. Surely can we compare Donovan Bernard and even Tatenda Mukuruva to Mhari? God help our football.

The Zimbabwe WarriorsAfrica Cup of Nations final qualifier against Guinea had eight players from Mahachi’s stable in addition to coach Callisto Pasuwa.

The eight players are Mukuruva, Blessing Moyo, Tafadzwa Kutinyu, Lawrence Mhlanga, Evans Rusike, Godknows Murwira, Tendai Ndoro and Teenage Hadebe.

Efforts to reach Mahachi for a comment were unsuccessful as his phone rang unanswered for the better part of yesterday, while Pasuwa’s mobile phone was being answered by someone who claimed the Warriors’ gaffer had left it in his possession.

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