CAPS United have terminated the contract of their captain David Sengu after a one-day strike by players on Tuesday over the delay in the payment of their salaries.
The veteran defender was the fall guy of the industrial action with the club accusing him of failing to discharge his duties as the skipper and contain the player revolt.
The players boycotted training on Tuesday after their June salaries did not show in their bank accounts.
Club vice-president Farai Jere said Sengu, as part of his contractual obligations, was either supposed to help stop the industrial action or at worst train alone to give others an example.
He said Sengu had been flirting on a last warning after previous disciplinary problems with the club’s leadership.
Jere conceded that there were delays in the payment of player’s salaries but was adamant that it should not have resulted in them refusing to train.
On Sunday, CAPS United host Hwange at Gwanzura, seeking to return to winning ways after a slump in form which has seen them going three matches without a win.
But with Sengu unavailable for selection, United boss Sean Connor must now have to look for his fourth captain after previously handing the captaincy to goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda and mid-fielder Edmore Chafungamoyo.
Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Fixtures
Gunners v Shabanie Mine (Lafarge); Motor Action v Monomotapa (Motor Action Sports Club); Blue Rangers v Black Mambas (Gwanzura); Harare City v Chicken Inn (Rufaro)
Hardbody v Buffaloes (Ascot Stadium); CAPS United v Hwange (Gwanzura); Quelaton v Highlanders (Barbourfields), FC Platinum v Dynamos (postponed)