Antipas wary of resurgent CAPS

HARARE - Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas said he is wary of the threat posed by CAPS United and will take a cautious approach when the two teams clash in the Castle Premiership at Luveve Stadium tomorrow.

The Gamecocks, who have been blowing hot and cold this season, are currently in seventh position on the table with 20 points, four points behind log leaders Highlanders.

Their opponents CAPS United have forced their way back into the top three with some impressive results recently and former Zimbabwe assistant coach Antipas knows he is facing a team well and truly on top of their game.

“We have to be worried because CAPS are playing well, but we are going to put maximum effort so that we will be able to collect maximum points,” Antipas told the Daily News yesterday.

“We know CAPS we will give us a tough challenge, they are a good side and it’s a game we need to approach with caution.

“We need to have a positive mind going into this match. “

The former Motor Action coach takes confidence from the way his team performed against the defending champions Dynamos last weekend. The match was drawn nil all in Bulawayo.

“From what I saw last week, we need to improve on our transition from defence to attack. However, our performance was good.

“I am happy with the performance of my boys this season, we are progressing slowly but surely,” added Antipas. 

CAPS, on the other hand, are going into tomorrow’s match on the back of their morale boosting 2-0 victory after beating highflying Hwange last weekend.

The result against Hwange was the first time the four-time Zimbabwe champions won three matches on the trot with 13 games into the 2014 season.

In their previous two matches, the Green Machine beat Shabanie 3-0 and Chiredzi 2-0 respectively.

Before this weekend’s matches, CAPS are in third place on the log with 23 points, same points with second placed Dynamos but Makepekepe have inferior goal difference.

The Harare giants will be without their head coach Taurai Mnagwiro, who is attending a Caf A licence currently underway at Zifa Village.  

Tomorrow: Chicken Inn v CAPS United (Luveve, SS), Chiredzi v Harare City (Chishamiso), Chapungu v FC Platinum (Ascot).

Sunday: How Mine v Highlanders (Barbourfields, SS), Shabanie Mine v Buffaloes (Maglas), Dynamos v Black Rhinos (Nationals Sports Stadium).

Monday: Bantu Rovers v Triangle United (Luveve).

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