CAPS stand firm

HARARE - CAPS United rode their luck to produce a hard-fought 1-0 win against resilient FC Platinum as they maintained their 100 percent start to the new Castle Premiership season.

Left back Ronald Pfumbidzai delivered a true moment of genius when his team needed it most with a well taken goal 16 minutes before the end.

At that moment, Makepekepe desperately needed a hero as they had played second fiddle to the visitors throughout the match.

Pfumbidzai, who prior to yesterday’s match was pushing for a move away from Makepekepe, started the move when he fired in a low cross into the platinum miners box.

Roderick Mutuma tried to control the shot but the ball fell kindly for Pfumbidzai, who side footed the ricochet to the far past Petros Mhari.

Truth be told, Makepekepe had barely threatened Mhari’s goal before Pfumbidzai’s strike and were lucky not to be trailing behind at that stage.

Even new Green Machine coach Mark Harrison was not pleased with his team’s display but lauded the three points.

“Six points in two games we are in front of our targets I set for myself already which is good,” Harrison said after the game.

“It gives us a little bit of breathing space in our next game maybe. But you know look; it was not a prettiest performance; we were playing against one of the best sides in the league.

“They are very comfortable with the ball. In the first half we gave them too much room and time to play but we closed up a little bit in the second half and controlled the game.

“It was not the greatest performance but if you can play badly and win then it’s not bad for the team.”

His counterpart Norman Mapeza bemoaned missed chances after watching his side dominate Makepekepe but failed to beat Victor Twaliki.

“It happens in football, we just need to keep working hard,” Mapeza said.

“We lacked in the final third, we created some descent chances but we could not score. Its football we need to work hard and hope we get positive results in our next assignments.

“Remember these are first matches of the season, we just need to work and redeem ourselves in our future matches.”

Teams:

CAPS United: Victor Twaliki, Hardlife Zvirekwi, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Steven Makatuka, Calton Munzabwa, Dominic Mukandi, Moses Muchenje, Crispen Machisi Zvikomborero Biseki 66mins), Takudzwa Mahori, Roderick Mutuma (Ashley Rambanepasi 87mins) , Thabani Moyo (Leonard Tsipa 35mins)

FC Platinum: Petros Mhari, Gift Bello, Ian Nekati, Kelvin Moyo, Aaron Katebe, Thabani Kamusoko, Wisdom Mutasa (Allen Gahadzikwa 66mins), Simon Shoko (Wellington Kamudyariwa 57mins), Walter Musona, Donald Ngoma (Obrey Chirwa 80mins), Brian Muzondiwa

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CARTRIDGE GALLERY - 30 March 2015

We want names of officiating referees as per match. I personally want them exposed for discrepancies they do. Especially the Caps United vs F.C. Platinum game on Sunday. The guy was just crap. Imagine Caps being allowed a corner kick that was way outside the arch.

Hlongwane - 31 March 2015

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