Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Warriors Defender Flees DRC!

Zimbabwe international and AS Vita defender, Oscar Machapa is back home in Harare from his base in Democratic Republic of Congo after fearing for his safety.

The 29-year old former Moroka Swallows defender who joined the Kinshasa based outfit from Dynamos F.C, in 2015 arrived at the Harare international airport yesterday as political tension in the central African country reached boiling point.

“I couldn’t continue staying there because nobody knows what’s going to happen tomorrow. Some people are leaving for Angola,’’ said Machapa.

“So I just had to pack my bags and leave. There was no official position from the club regarding my safety. I just left on my own.

“Our training sessions were safe as we would train at a base with a lot of security since our club owner is an army commander. It is where we stay.

“I will monitor the situation from here.’’ said Machapa.

The political and security situation in DRC remains uncertain ahead of elections expected to take place before the end of 2017. General public strikes  or demonstrations may be called with little or no notice, and can quickly turn violent in the DRC.

As Vita are scheduled to play an important Champions League group qualifyer against St George F.C of Ethiopia this weekend.


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