CAPS seek Bosso revenge

HARARE - CAPS United are hoping to make a bold statement in the Castle Premiership title race when they take on Highlanders this Sunday at the National Sports Stadium.

The Green Machine is currently third on the log with 42 points, four behind log leaders Dynamos with six games to go before the season ends.

It has been nine years since Makepekepe last won the league title but the club’s team manager Luis Maio believes a win over Bosso will enhance their championship credentials and put pressure on DeMbare.

“Our preparations for our game against Highlanders are going on well. We want those three points so that we will remain in the title race,” Maio told the Daily News yesterday.

“Our aim is to collect maximum points. At this stage you cannot afford to drop points if you want to win the title at the end of the season.

“The morale is very high in our camp everyone knows the importance of winning this game. For now we do not have any major injuries, we need to approach this game with a positive mind.”

Maio added: “As a team we still have a bright chance of ending the league title drought this season. We have many games to play before the end of the season. For the overall performance of the team this season, I think we could have done better but I am happy we are still in the title race.

“This year’s competition is very interesting if you look more than three teams are still fighting for the championship.”

Makepekepe have not forgotten the humiliating 4-0 defeat they suffered at the hands of the Bulawayo giants in the reverse fixture at Barbourfields Stadium back in May.

That afternoon, the United defence together with goalkeeper Tafadzwa Dube were all over the place as Bosso enjoyed an easy win.

“We need to be more focused. We do not want to lose again to Bosso, but I do not want to say it’s a revenge mission, we want to play our normal game,” Maio said referring to that humiliation at Barbourfields.

“Like any other league match our game against Highlanders is one that we need to win at all costs so we need a positive result on Sunday.”

Maio said they were not reading much into Bosso’s recent poor results which saw head coach Kelvin Kaindu stepping down leaving his assistant Mark Mathe in temporary charge of the Bulawayo giants.

“Remember Kaindu was not around when we suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Highlanders. This is the same team we faced during the first half of the season, so we need to be on our best,” he said.

Highlanders will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways from their 1-3 home defeat at the hands of ZPC Kariba in their last league match which cost Kaindu’s job.

That defeat saw Bosso drop to fourth on the log with 39 points and now trail DeMbare by seven points.


Saturday: Chicken Inn v Black Rhinos FC (Hartsfield Rugby Ground ), Chiredzi v Bantu Rovers (Chishamiso), ZPC Kariba v Triangle United(Gwanzura), Harare City v FC Platinum (Rufaro)

Sunday: Buffaloes v Dynamos (Sakubva Stadium), CAPS United v Highlanders (National Stadium), Shabanie Mine v Chapungu FC (Maglas), Hwange v How Mine (Colliery)

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