CAPS not yet safe: Mkhuphali

HARARE - Caps United assistant coach Mkhuphali Masuku believes things are beginning to shape up at the struggling former champions after managing to string together three consecutive wins, but has warned the battle for Premiership survival is not yet over.

The Harare side had gone for close to three months without a win before finally finding form with a 2-1 win over Hardbody in a league match at the National Sports Stadium on September 11.  

They then dumped Motor Action out of the Mbada Diamonds Cup with a 1-0 win in Bindura on September 15.

The icing on the cake came last Saturday with an impressive 2-0 win over FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium, giving Masuku reason to believe the club is now out of the woods.

“We are slowly getting there, you can tell that psychologically the boys have changed their approach and they are now playing as a unit,” Masuku told the Daily News yesterday.

“They now believe in themselves and we will continue to work on the mental aspect because the long barren spell had affected them mentally.”

The win against Platinum was CAPS United’s second in the second half of the season and if their performance on Saturday is anything to go by, then the Harare side are truly on the recovery.

Makepekepe face Blue Rangers at the National Sports Stadium today.

“We are not yet safe from relegation since there are tough encounters coming, but we have not stopped believing that we will pull through,” he said.

“We have some of the best players in the league who only need to change their approach. The momentum has to continue when we host equally-endangered Blue Rangers today.”

CAPS are on position 10 with 26 points from 22 matches, three places above the relegation zone where Gunners, Hardbody, Rangers and Quelaton occupy positions 13 to 16 respectively.


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