Foot injury sidelines Rusike; midfielder misses Caps United’s opening matches

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Three games into the 2023 Premier Soccer League season, CAPS United returnee Tafadzwa “Makanaka, Fire” Rusike who rejoined the Green Machine in January is yet to kick the ball.

Bhorafrika.com has learnt that the left footed attacking midfielder is out with a nagging foot injury that he suffered while playing for Zambian Super League outfit Zesco United before being released in 2021.

Read more: Foot injury sidelines Rusike; midfielder misses Caps United’s opening matches

The ex-Warriors midfielder injured his tendon and Makepekepe’s team doctor, Mordecai Sachikonye confirmed:

“Yes, he is injured and he is undergoing careful rehabilitation. Unfortunately it’s a long standing injury, and he has received treatment in various countries,” he said.

Rusike, who was spotted seated in the terraces when the Caps United beat ZPC Kariba 1-0 on Sunday, is training with the rest of the squad but could miss more action owing to lack of match fitness.

Despite Caps United’s good start to the season, head coach Lloyd Chitembwe will be hoping the 33-year-old experienced midfielder gets to full fitness earlier to have more options in attack.

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So far, Fire has missed Makepekepe’s games against Manica Diamonds, Ngezi Platinum Stars
and ZPC Kariba.

Rusike might also miss the Harare derby when Caps United square off their city rivals Dynamos FC in week seven.

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