By Sports Reporter
LLOYD Chitembwe has dismissed recent speculation linking him with a return to Caps United after taking charge of Harare City’s opening match of the 2021/2022 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season against Herentals at the National Sports Stadium on Friday.
The 50-year-old Caps Utd legend was in the Harare City dugout when they lost 1-0 to Herentals, courtesy of Tino Benza’s second-minute goal.
Speaking during the post-match interview Chitembwe appeared to rubbish the recent reports linking him with a return to Makepekepe by saying he is happy at City, where “he feels respected” by the club’s leadership.
Chitembwe reportedly fell out with the Caps United vice president Nhamo Tutisani before his decision to leave the club late in the season when they were in pole position to win the league title three years ago.
He blamed the reports linking him with a return to Caps United for distracting his charges ahead of the match against Herentals.
“I think that (report) was a distraction,” Chitembwe said.
“I’m at a club where I do adore the leadership, where I feel respected and I also cherish to be here, so such kind of statements coming from people who have never asked me of anything is a bit misdirected and it’s very unfortunate as it is misplaced,” he said.
“I’m Harare City coach. Unless they tell me to leave, I will probably leave in a second,” he added.
Chitembwe is reportedly heading Caps United’s wish list after parted ways with Darlington Dodo on the eve of the new Premiership season.
Dodo and backroom staff were sacked after a poor run of results in the Chibuku Super Cup tournament, where they crashed out in the group stages.