Kapini disappointed after blunder

JOHANNESBURG - AmaZulu goalkeeper and captain Tapuwa Kapini has expressed his disappointment on the mistake he made in the game against Bidvest Wits on Tuesday night.

Usuthu looked destined for their third consecutive win this season, until Kapini committed an error that allowed Getaneh Kebede to equalise for Gavin Hunt’s side.

“It’s the worst mistake any goalkeeper can ever make. It was not easy even coming out of the stadium. I’m grateful for the team because they encouraged me and it humbled me the way the Chairman and the directors all comforted me,” Kapini told AmaZulu’s official website.

The Zimbabwean is pleased with the support he has been getting from fellow goalkeeper Aubrey Mathibe and the members of the technical team.

“Moeneeb Josephs (Wits keeper) was also surprised to see what happened. He said kind words and said I must dust myself off and not let this put me down – this can happen to anyone. I must just concentrate on my next game.

“Aubrey and coach Graham Johnson (goalkeeper trainer) have been checking up on me every moment since last night, whether I’m alright, telling me to be focused and not let these silly mistakes happen again. I’d just like to thank the fans that came out at Bidvest Stadium.

"What happened was unfortunate and when given another opportunity I’ll do my best to show them the Kapini they know, by giving a dignified performance,” Kapini explained.

Nkosinathi Mthiyane had opened the scoring for Usuthu midway through the second half at the Bidvest Stadium, but Kapini’s handed Kedebe the chance to net an equaliser.

Wits had their first real opportunity of the match in the 17th minute. Bongolwethu Jayiya delivered a good ball into the box from a set piece on the right flank but Musa Bilankulu headed over the bar from close range.

Four minutes later the visitors replied with their own threat when their big striker Sthembiso Ngcobo fended off his markers and slipped the ball past Wits keeper Moeneeb Josephs but it went narrowly wide of goal.

Usuthu could have fallen behind when Wits forward Robin Ngalande’s shot was deflected wide of goal after an AmaZulu defender had got his body in the way. It looked goal bound as it trickled wide and shaved the bar. – Soccer Laduma

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