Harrison hails CAPS after win

HARARE - CAPS United got themselves pre-season bragging rights over arch-rivals Dynamos yesterday, but new gaffer, Mark Harrison conceded he still has a lot of work to do.

The Green Machine needed a penalty shoot-out to beat bitter rivals Dynamos in a pre-season challenge match organised by the Chinese Federation of Zimbabwe (CFZ) at Rufaro Stadium.

And Harrison, who was presiding over  his first match since joining United this year said “while he was impressed by the overall performance of his team more work needed to be done before the season starts.”

“We were nowhere near where we need to be. We’ve got a lot of work to do. We just need to keep our heads down and keep working hard. This was just a competitive game but it does not win us any points and we have a lot of work to do.”

New boy Justice Jangano thrust United ahead in the 20th minute before Walter Mukanga equalised for DeMbare in the 30th  minute.

The  two rivals could not be separated in regulation time and  the tie went straight to a penalty shoot-out.

CAPS United converted their penalty kicks through Roderick Mutuma, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Victor Twaliki, Leonard Fiyado, Dominic Mukandi and Gerald Phiri.

In reply Dynamos converted through Augustine Mbara, Godknows Murwira, Qadr Amini, Cliff Sekete, Blessing Moyo with Milton Makopa missing his spot kick to hand Makepekepe a much-needed morale boosting win ahead of the new season.

Both teams finished the game with 10-men each after Dynamos’ Sydney Linyama and United goalscorer Jangano were given red cards for an off-the-ball incident.

Both teams struggled for rhythm and lack of match fitness was evident as both sides paraded some of their new signings with Mutuma causing some anxious moments for his former club.

For Dynamos, Godknows Murwira who signed from Shabanie Mine did well with a man-of-the-match performance.

Dynamos coach David Mandigora said: “It’s always bad to lose. But this was a friendly match and we need to improve on our shortcomings before the season starts.”

For their efforts CAPS United walked away $15 000 richer while Dynamos pocketed $10 000.


CAPS United: Victor Twaliki, Hardlife Zvirekwi, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Steven Makatuka, Justice Jangano, Carlton Munzambwa, Moses muchenje, Dominic Mukandi, Kudzai Nyamupfukudza, Roderick Mutuma, Takudzwa Mahori

Dynamos: Tatenda Mukuruva, Blessing Moyo, Qadr Amini, Sydney Linyama, Godknows Murwira, Augustine Mbara, Masimba Mambare, Oscar Machapa, Walter Mukanga, Kelvin Bulaji, Simba Sithole,

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