CAPS silence Bosso

BULAWAYO - Highlanders...(0) 0, CAPS United...(1) 1 - Troubled CAPS United were able to put behind their problems by claiming a crucial away win over Highlanders in a Castle Lager Premiership match here yesterday.

Defender Stephen Makatuka scored the all-important goal when he headed home a corner kick in the 26th minute.

United could have won the match by a wider margin but failed to utilise the  many chances they created, especially in the first half.

Makepekepe coach Mark Harrison, who has endured a torrid time with the team from the capital, was ecstatic after the match.

“This is the best crew of players I have ever worked with in the whole world.

“They have gone through s*** in the last few weeks but they still show character and determination,” said an emotional Harrison.

“We showed a lot of character today. We created chances and defended solidly. Despite the problems we are facing, the boys really did the job.”

The Green Machine’s financial struggles this season have been well-documented with players going for months without salaries and winning bonuses.

The Makepekepe players, however, put in a spirited performance against Bosso when many people expected them to falter.

Bosso looked clueless throughout the match and never showed the zeal and eagerness to win.

Even when they had fallen behind, there was still no urgency from the Highlanders players.

United on the other hand, were menacing and played with a high tempo that surprised the home side.

Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu admitted that the Bulawayo giants were below par yesterday.

“Goals are not coming our way, we are creating opportunities and we fail to score,” he said.

“We never did well, especially in the first half. We tried to come back in the second half but it is unfortunate we lost.”

Highlanders’ lack of coordination came to the fore shortly after the break when the normally reliable Teenage Hadebe and Bruce Kangwa collided while going for the same ball.

Roderick Mutuma was at hand to pounce on the ball, but the forward failed to beat Bosso keeper Ariel Sibanda.

It was only towards the end of the match that Bosso began to send in dangerous long balls into the Makepekepe half that they started to ask questions of jittery keeper Chris Mverechena.

The rookie Makepekepe keeper was quick to rush off his line on some occasions to collect the up and under, which he missed at times.

He was however, bailed out by his defenders, who were alert to the danger.

Comments (2)

a wake up call to Highlanders they are many frustration to come.

tumirai - 5 May 2015

come on bosso

slow poison - 10 May 2015

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