Popular Zimbabwean footballer, Tapuwa Kapini, has hit hard times in South Africa after being fired from his club, Highlands Park, last week without notice.
The 36 year old father of four is now jobless and has not been paid for over four months as sports events have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kapini is unlikely to get another club as a goalkeeper due to his age. He almost broke down when he told the Sowetan newspaper that when one door closes, another one opens.
Kapini is among 10 players who lost their jobs when Highlands Park was sold to its new owner, Tim Sukazi.
The club will be relocating to Mpumalanga and will be renamed to TS Galaxy.
Other players that lost their jobs include Musa Nyatama. However, Nyatama has already been employed by Moroka Swallows.
Kapini and 10 other players have since approached the SA professional football union for assistance with getting their last payments, or severance packages.
Kapini, who has been at the club for over 5 years, got married recently in a lavish wedding ceremony that got everyone talking.
Please read the full story in today’s Sowetan Newspaper – 21 September 2020