CAPS register first win


HARARE - CAPS United coach Taurai Mangwiro praised his players after they got their first win of the season with victory over Harare City in a tightly contested Castle Premiership here on Saturday.

The Green Machine found their goals through Moses Muchenje and Dominic Chungwa while William Manondo scored the only goal for the Sunshine Boys.

Makepekepe desperately needed the points after drawing 1-1 with league debutants ZPC Kariba in their first game of the season last weekend.

CAPS had to dig deep as City gave them a good run for their money before Chungwa popped up with the winner.

At the final whistle, Mangwiro was delighted with the fighting spirit shown by his players.

“The match was very tough. I think our first match against ZPC Kariba was easier and I want to thank my players for their spirited performance," Mangwiro told reporters after the match.

"The boys played very well. This result gives us confidence when we go forward. We are happy to collect three points against a tough opponent.

"The victory is important because its early and we do not want to put our self under unnecessary pressure. Our aim is to continue collecting maximum points at this stage.

"We will take each game as it comes and we now concentrating with our next game against Buffaloes and Buffaloes is also a good team so we will not underrate them."

It was Harare City’s second defeat after they went down 3-0 to Chicken Inn in their first game of the season last weekend.

The Sunshine Boys coach Bigboy Mawiwi believes that the team will soon discover their form that made them title contenders last season.

"We made silly mistakes. We were in control of the game but we failed to utilise our chances," Mawiwi said.

"We are going to come back although it will be not easy, I am confident that we will rediscover our last season’s form.

"We can't afford to keep on dropping points and our next game will be a must a win for us. We are not, however, putting ourselves under pressure.

“We need to work extra hard however, we are not pressing panic button as yet."

The two teams came into the first all looking for an early goal and play swung from one end to the other but with not much in terms of goal mouth action.

The Green Machine were first to register on the score sheet in the 31st minute after Muchenje scored with a low shot following a goal mouth scramble.

The Sunshine Boys equalised through Manondo's long range shot a minute into added time of the first half.

The Sunshine Boys, who finished third in the league last year, looked the team to beat this season after acquiring several seasoned players, but they were thoroughly outplayed in the second half as Caps United took control of the game.

The Green Machine the winner in the 70th minute when Chungwa received a cross just inside the box from Pervington Zimunya.

The big forward produced a stunning finish on the turn as his low shot beat Harare City goalkeeper Maxwell Nyamupanedengu.

Comments (4)

Thank you guys, you have done your supporters proud. Kepe-Kepe bhora this season.

Ndega Raymond - 13 April 2014

Thank you guys, you have done your supporters proud. Kepe-Kepe bhora this season.

Ndega Raymond - 13 April 2014

Well done guys. Thank you Mangwiro and your technical bench. To Twine Phiri the last thing we want to hear is that these gallant players are not being paid their salaries and winning bonuses. The board of directors must come in and see to it that this machine is well managed. Thank you guys.Keep up the high spirits. Only if you can beat Dynamos for us this time around.

SHAVA - 13 April 2014

thank you guys we will always pray that Good leads you into victory , thank you for making us happy ,we are proud of Guys.

Mr White - 15 April 2014

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