CAPS wary of wounded Byo City

HARARE - CAPS United assistant coach Mark Mathe has warned his charges against underrating visiting Bulawayo City when the two sides clash at the National Sports Stadium this afternoon.

The Green Machine are hoping to continue with their fine form which has seen them sitting second on the log table with 21 points trailing log leaders Highlanders by just points after 10 rounds of action.

And with expectations high that the Harare giants could be well on course for a routine win following last weekend’s 0-2 win away against Mutare City at Sakubva, Mathe is however, not taking their opponents lightly.

Despite Bulawayo City being in their debut season in the top flight league, Mathe pointed out that it was the newboys’ back four which concerned him more.

“There are certain aspects that we are considering about Bulawayo City. They are coached by a seasoned and reputable coach Philani Ncube and they have assembled a squad which I believe has seasoned campaigners, veteran players,” Mathe said.

“They have also been good on the road and what also makes this game tough is that they are coming from a defeat at home against Harare City. So having considered all that we are expecting a very tough game.”

Mathe said they are happy with how the season has gone so far as they remain within their set targets of the season.

“So far we are happy with what we have achieved. I think what we need to understand is that there is a difference in winning one game and winning consistently. As coaches and players you take satisfaction in that but there is still a lot of work to be done,” said Mathe.

“Our preparations have been going on well. The boys have been working hard and we are not complaining the focus is there and we are happy. Fundamentally, the unity of purpose in the squad, the team spirit and the hard work ethic has been key to our consistency.”

Bulawayo City have been blowing hot and cold this season and are coming into the match with tails between their legs after losing 0-2 to Harare City last weekend.


Today: CAPS United v Bulawayo City (National Sports Stadium), Highlanders v ZPC Kariba (Barbourfields Stadium, SS), Hwange v Mutare City Rovers (Colliery Stadium)

Wednesday: Hwange v Chicken Inn (Colliery Stadium)

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