CAPS United forward Kelvin Bulaji’s latest trial stint in Poland could spark a fresh row between DT Africa United and the former Zimbabwean champions.
REPORT BY MICHAEL MADYIRA
Bulaji has a running contract with DT Africa that runs until 2015.
The 22-year-old sneaked out of the country nearly a month ago to try out with an unnamed Polish top-flight league in a move DT Africa United director Wielsaw Grabowski says was done clandestinely.
Grabowski is claiming Bulaji was flown to Poland by a fake football agent, under the guise that he was a member of the national homeless football team.
According to the Pole, a senior CAPS United official is also involved in Bulaji’s latest move.
“These guys are crooks and I have always warned players about these mafia agents. A lot is happening in Zimbabwean football, and it is hurting our football,” said Grabowski.
“Now they have taken Kelvin to Poland, lying that he plays for the homeless national team. This is the extent of what these crooks can do. As DT Africa, we are still investigating this issue. We hope we will get to the bottom of this soon.”
It is not the first time for the highly-rated striker to try his luck in Poland and he has also attempted to break in the French league.
However, CAPS chief executive officer Joe Makuvire said Bulaji’s trip to Poland was above board.
“He went there with our blessings and everyone is happy about this,” said Makuvire.
“If he leaves us, it would be a big loss to us but we will not stand in his way. This is a great opportunity for him to improve his career and life and we wish him the best,” Makuvire said.
The striker was earlier this year at the eye of a transfer wrangle between CAPS and DT Africa.
The former premiership club held on his clearance claiming that CAPS had “captured” the player and had not agreed to his release.
The case took long to be dealt with by the Zifa Players Status Committee.
He only made his PSL debut against Dynamos in May, after apologising to DT Africa United.
CAPS United could also lose Malawian international Gerald Phiri who is also club-hunting in Poland.
Phiri has been undergoing trials at an unnamed club for the past two weeks with the hope of earning a contract.
United were once a big exporter of talent to foreign club’s.