Poor CAPS held again

HARARE - CAPS United coach Mark Mathe was left ruing poor finishing by his players as they missed an opportunity to reduce the gap with the leading pack after yesterday’s draw with Dongo Sawmills.

With the majority of the leading teams failing to pick maximum points at the weekend, the Green Machine had an opportunity to close the gap and move up the ladder on the log table.

But despite dominating the game, Dominic Chungwa and Leanard Tsipa missed an array of chances between them and Mathe’s side had to settle for a point.

It was a second straight draw for Makepekepe following yet another frustrating draw in the mid-week fixture against Tsholotsho FC.

United remain in seventh place with 30 points and now trail log leaders Chicken Inn by 10 points.

“I must say we are disappointed with this draw. There is a lot of misfortune. We are doing everything but the goals are just not coming,” Mathe said after the game.

“I think it’s a matter of time before we can start getting the goals. We need just need to keep our heads up going forward. We could have won this game. The pressure I am feeling is I am doing my job properly but the goals are not coming.

“The performance was pretty good but, in football, you have to turn your domination into goals. We have work to do in this area but I hope that we continue to create so many chances in the future.

“Given the way the game has gone, one point was not enough, but the work we have done this week will serve us well going forward. I think we are still on track but we need to start scoring quickly.

Dongo coach Shadreck Mugurasave expressed happiness with the way his side played and feels they still have a chance to escape relegation despite sitting at the bottom of the log.

“It was a good game. We had our chances and they had their own too but in the end we settled for a draw. I think we were better than CAPS United going forward and could have got at least a goal,” Mugurasave said.

“We are not yet panicking about relegation and we can still survive. I think this point will help us boost our confidence going forward.”

United were visibly the better team and could have won by a bigger margin had their strikers been clinical in front of goal.

Chungwa had to be replaced by Equatorial Guinea midfielder Pedro Anotnio in the 34th minute after missing a number of point blank chances including some face-to-face chances with the goalkeeper.

While Pedro brought in some aggressiveness going forward the Green Machine still failed to break the Dongo Sawmills defence.

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