CAPS' revival under spotlight

HARARE - For CAPS United and Dynamos the Bob 91 Super Cup final presents another opportunity to put down an early impression and give their expectant fans a pre-championship tonic.

With the 2015 Castle Premiership season fast approaching, the two teams must be relishing the prospect of getting their domestic season off to a bright start.

And following their clash last month in which CAPS United won 6-5 after a penalty shoot-out in the Sino-Zimbabwe Cement Challenge Cup, Sunday’s match should unfold into a keenly-fought encounter.

CAPS United coach Mark Harrison insisted while there is high level of expectancy each time his team faces Dynamos, Sunday’s match will give him the chance to have a closer look at the team and assess the progress they have made thus far.

“It’s still a pre-season game. I know for the fans they are desperate to win the game but as the coach I have key expectations that I will be looking at,” Harrison told Daily News yesterday.

“We are still preparing; we are still looking at different players in different positions. I am still in an experimental situation although you go in any match to win it.

“We are trying to build a new squad, a different way of playing and it takes time. The core of the team is there but there is going to be changes here and there to have a look at different ideas.” The Green Machine booked their place in the finals of the Bob 91 Super Cup after edging Highlanders 2-1 in an elimination match at Barbourfields last Sunday.

Roderick Mutuma and Takudzwa Mahori got the goals for CAPS United while Obadiah Tarumbwa was on target for Bosso in a match that was marred by sporadic acts of violence when fans threw missiles on the pitch.

Despite not being even close to their fluent best, Harrison has been able to work his magic with regard to tactics. The English-born gaffer feels that the players are starting to buy into his methods, which he believes will pay good returns.

“We are going on well; we are working hard and so far we are in the right direction. The boys are catching well to what I want but it’s a two-way scenario because I have got to know them as well. I have got to know their strength and weaknesses and understand their mentality as well.

“The boys are getting what I want and they are implementing it pretty well. It’s not something that can happen overnight. So we have to keep on working hard.”

Dynamos, who have been busy on the market, will also use the game to gauge their progress after losing a number of key players during the current transfer window.

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