Blunt CAPS held by Buffaloes

HARARE - CAPS United yesterday paid the price for wastefulness prompting coach Taurai Mangwiro to warn his charges not to leave it until late if they hold any hopes of lifting the premiership title this year.
The Green Machine could only play out a 0-0 draw with Buffaloes.
United exhibited a refreshing brand of football especially in the first half but failed to make it count with Dominic Chungwa and Moses Muchenje failing to convert the many chances that came their way.
“We tried too hard, in the end we ended up making some elementary mistakes,” Mangwiro told reporters after the match.
“We should have finished off the match as a contest in the first half. The second half we saw Buffaloes resolving to the long ball. And unlike in the first half, were we dominated them in midfield, they were winning most of the second balls and it kind of caused problems for us.”
United’s poor finishing dismayed many of their supporters who booed them off the field but Mangwiro said it was early days to read too much into the implications of yesterday’s result.
“We shouldn’t despair after the two dropped points today,” Mangwiro said.
“I feel we will get better as the season wears on.”
United have now collected five points from their opening three games after starting off the season with a draw against PSL newcomers ZPC Kariba before beating Harare City 2-1. 
“I don’t think it’s one of those seasons were we struggle at first and then want to do more in the end. But today you look at it as two points dropped,” he said.
“We had managed to redeem ourselves against Harare City and if you are to look at it the travelling that is involved this year you would need to maximize at home.
“That is why I am saying we have ourselves to blame for not finishing off the opponents.”
Buffaloes travelled back to Mutare with their tails up after collecting a point from home in a game coach Luke Masomera felt juju was being used to intimidate his players.
The second half saw Buffaloes players refusing to seat in the visitors dug out blaming United players for pouring urine on their seats. 
“We are very happy because CAPS could have won the game but failed to utilize their chances,” Masomera said.
“We failed to seat on the bench from the half time break because these guys Zvirwekwi and Zabula poured urine on the chairs so no one could use the chairs.
“At the moment we are not worried much about the log standings. We are just enjoying football and as the season the progresses we can start stating our ambitions.”
Squads
CAPS United: Tafadzwa Dube, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Stephen Makatuka, David Chipala, Tapiwa Kumbuyani, Tendai Samanja, Moses Muchenje, (81min Dominic Mukandi) Tinashe Mukanhaire, Gerald Phiri (64min Leonard Fiyado), Pervington Zimunya (54min Hardlife Zvirekwi) , Dominic Chungwa.
Buffaloes: Blessing Mandimutsa, Jeffrey Takunda, Phillip Thembani (70min Elton Dzumbunu), Roy Mwenga, Admire Dzumbunu (79min Jacob Muzokomba), Tafadzwa Mombeshora, Frankson Bushiri, Moses Gutu, Phillip Chandisaita, Prosper Matizanadzo, Simon Choenda.

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