The luxury coach donated by former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Nyasha Mushekwi to his former Zimbabwe club Caps United has finally been handed over and unveiled to the club who are on the cusp of clinching the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League title with 2 games to go.
Mushekwi initially spent US$120 000 (R1.750 000) on the customised 45-seater luxury coach, which comes with fittings like a toilet, an area where the players and coaching staff can have meals, and other luxuries.
The cost of its clearance into Zimbabwe and transporting it from Durban to Johannesburg and then to Beitbridge, also brought the bill past the U$200 000 (R2.9 million) mark.
Mushekwi bought the bus in China in October, and it was delivered to the Harare giants two days ago.
Mushekwi didn’t attend the ceremony, withdrawing at the last minute, after getting concerned he would choke under the emotions and worried he would steal the thunder from the occasion.
Instead, the star of the occasion was his witty grandmother, Laizah Mushekwi, who – for about 20 minutes – held the guests spellbound with her story.
Mushekwi might not have graced the occasion yesterday but his name dominated the proceedings.
Caps United President, Farai Jere was full of praise for his former striker.
“He is a well-nurtured child, well-mannered and remembers where he came from. This is the best bus in the Premiership. We are so humbled, we are happy for this boy, we pray for him.” said Jere
Caps United currently lead the Zimbabwe Premier League standing by 2 points with 2 games to go on 58 points two ahead of defending champions FC Platinum and it would really be icing on the cake and double celebration if they could clinch the title.
By Gerald Dandah