With the 2021/22 Season now firmly underway both CSKA sides have named their captains for this season.
First team manager Jon Brice announced that Dave Payne will retain the captaincy for 2021/22 following his stint last season during the Mods’ whirlwind run in the Covid Cup. Payne will be entering his 8th season as a CSKA player since his debut in July 2014, having made 126 appearances for the club as of the end of 2020/21.
Club veteran Chris McCafferty will serve as vice-captain this season.
CSKA II named Manni Rai as their captain for the upcoming season. Manni is entering his 5th season at the club after joining from GNG Mivan back in the summer of 2017. Well-respected within the squad and a favourite amongst the fans, his selection comes with little surprise as Rai has played 67 times for CSKA, 28 of these whilst playing for the reserve side.
Tom Field’s impressive debut season has earned him the role of vice-captain.
Coincidentally, both captains are recent winners of the Manager’s Player of the Season for each side.