HARARE – Dennis Dauda says he is leaving CAPS United “a happy man” after he was transfer-listed by the Green Machine.
He was signed by Yadah FC yesterday.
The defending Castle Lager Premiership champions lost 2-0 to Yadah at Morris Depot and the club accused Dauda of match-fixing in the aftermath.
A few hours before kick-off, Dauda had posted a message on social media praising Yadah proprietor Walter Magaya.
The former ZPC Kariba defender yesterday signed for the newly-promoted side after the two teams agreed a fee of $30 000.
“I have no hard feelings at all. I am leaving a happy man. These things happen in football. The only thing that baffles me is the talk of me fixing the game when we were beaten clean and fair,” Dauda told the Daily News.
“Surely, can we start talk of match-fixing at this stage. It’s very strange that there are some people who saw it that way.
“I believe I served CAPS United with distinction during my time there and I am very grateful to them for making me a champion.”
The defender added: “I was never summoned for a hearing to explain my post on Facebook because people will always have their own interpretations but it was my post and I felt I was the best person to explain it.
“I was transfer listed and there was very little I could have done. I earn a living through playing football. So I needed to move on and I am now a Yadah player. I actually trained with Yadah today.
“It is difficult to keep on playing for nothing. I am a family man and it was really difficult for me. My focus is now at Yadah and I am working at helping my new team do well in the league.”
Yadah coach Jairos Tapera was excited with the signing of Dauda saying it gives his team more options.
“Yes, we have signed him (Dauda). He is now our player and he has since started training with us immediately,” Tapera said.
“You cannot dispute that he is a quality player. I worked with him when he was still young in Kwekwe and I know what he is capable of doing.
“He is coming with a lot of experience; he has been playing in the Champions League so to us it’s an added advantage.
“We are quite excited to have him in our ranks and I hope the youngsters will be able to learn one or things from him going forward.”