Chitembwe mocks 'barren' DeMbare

HARARE - CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe yesterday gave a thinly-veiled slur at struggling bitter rivals Dynamos, who are yet to score a goal after two matches in 2016 Castle Lager Premiership season thus far.

When asked whether he was happy with his side having collected four points from a possible six, the Makepekepe coach could not resist taking a pot shot at DeMbare in a coded manner.

“We are absolutely happy with our first two matches of the season because there are others teams that have even failed to score a single goal. So when you have four points and four goals, I have every reason to be happy,” Chitembwe said.

Only Dynamos, Border Strikers and Hwange are the three teams that have failed to find the back on the net since the start of the season.

DeMbare’s barren spell has also extended into cup matches where they lost to Chicken Inn and FC Platinum in the Independence Cup without scoring a goal.

Turning his attention to Sunday’s match against Harare City at the National Sports Stadium, Chitembwe said he expects his players to maintain the tempo they have had in their last two matches against Chapungu and Ngezi Platinum Stars.

“It’s all about consistency week in week out until the season ends. It doesn’t make sense that you win against Harare City and then lose against Mutare City the next game. We would rather be consistent until the end of the season,” he said.

“All teams in the league are difficult and Harare City are no exception. Obviously, it won’t be an easy game but I think we have done enough in preparing to get a positive result.

“I think we are ready for the match. They have a good squad just like several teams in the league but it’s not only about them there are also other teams that are equally good.”

Chitembwe also revealed that his players have since put behind a difficult week which saw the team’s captain Method Mwanjali being arrested for allegedly stabbing a Harare man on Sunday morning.

While teammate, Archford Gutu was granted bail, Mwanjali was remanded in custody as he is being charged with attempted murder.

“We are talking of professional football players, who understand what it means and earn a living through football. They know how to react to this kind of situation,” Chitembwe said.

“It affected them at first but they have since moved on and we are expecting a polished performance.”

Chitembwe declared a clean bill of health in his team saying: “The good thing is that Leonard (Tsipa) is back in training and he is also looking sharp. He will obviously have his time on Sunday. Apart from that everyone is fit and ready to play.”

PSL Fixtures

Tomorrow: Chicken Inn v How Mine (Luveve), ZPC Kariba v Bulawayo City (Nyamhunga), FC Platinum v Chapungu (Mandava)

Sunday: Triangle v Border Strikers (Gibbo), Tsholotsho v Highlanders (Barbourfields), CAPS United v Harare City (National Sports Stadium), Mutare City Rovers v Dynamos (Sakubva), Hwange v Ngezi Platinum Stars (Colliery)

Comments (2)

Seka urema wafa

jojo - 22 April 2016

We are behind you all the time baVheneki. Make us proud this time around. The whole of Beitbridge is behind you. ''FAKA JEKI'' !!

MAVUSANE Chinas Mhlanga - 23 April 2016

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