CAPS maintain title push

TRIANGLE - CAPS United are now just one point behind Castle Lager Premiership log leaders FC Platinum following yesterday hard-fought 2-1 win over Triangle at Gibbo Stadium yesterday.

Makepekepe, who scored through Leonard Tsipa and Kudzai Nyamupfukudza, are now on 43 points following yesterday’s win while the platinum miners, who drew 1-1 away to ZPC Kariba on Saturday, are on 44 points.

The title race is now wide open with eight matches to go before the 2016 season ends.

Makepekepe coach Lloyd Chitembwe was in celebratory mood for stealing all three points.

“I thought it was a very good game, especially in the first half but this is the game of football, we can’t dominate for 90 minutes,” Chitembwe said.

“We went on to dominate in the second half but eventually I’m happy with the result this is all what this team about, the character.”

Triangle gaffer David “Yogi” Mandigora was devastated with the agonising loss.

“We conceded goals after making some mistakes in defence. We wanted to win so we tried our best but it failed,” Mandogora said.

Makepekepe settled first and found the opener in the 37th minute through the on-fire veteran striker Tsipa, who pounced on a Donald Dzvinyai defensive boob.

Although Triangle fought back to try and level the scores, the Green Machine’s defence held on to take the lead into the half time break.

The home side finally found the equaliser in the 59th minute when Nelson Maziwisa nodded home a loose ball after Makepekepe keeper Edmore Sibanda had spilled a shot.

Playing with a spring in their step following the equaliser, the home side could have gone ahead in the 78th minute but an alert Dennis Dauda cleared Lameck Nhamo’s effort from the line.

Nyamufukudza, however, punished the hosts when he came off the bench to score the winning goal five minutes before the end.

Meanwhile, third-placed Highlanders had to come from behind to beat Border Strikers 1-2 at Dulibadzimu Stadium.

Ralph Matema and Nhlanhla Ndlovhu scored for the Bulawayo giants to cancel out a Tabwa Kalunga first half strike.

Bosso remain in the title hunt as they are on 38 points and trail leaders FC Platinum by six.

Triangle: Chilenga Tapiwa, Phiri Derwin, Mhlanga Rodwell, Dzvinyai Donald, Kawondera Ralph, Zhokinyi Guthrie, Mukumba Marvellous, Ziwini Nathan, Gaki Malvern, Mazivisa Nelson (Denias Courage 62min), Nhamo Lameck

CAPS United: Edmore Sibanda, Zvirekwi Hardlife, Pfumbidzai Ronald, Makatuka Stephen, Dauda Dennis, Chafa Devon, Muchenje Moses (Archford Gutu 34min), Amidu Brian Abbas (Kudzai Nyamupfukudza 64min), Ngodzo Joel, Nhivi Simba, Tsipa Leornard (Munzabwa Carlton 89min)

Comments (3)

Caps United is playing fantastic football this season,however they must keep on working hard because Fc Platinum is a hard nut to crack.Iam a Dynamos supporter.

Naison Mubvumi - 6 September 2016

Caps United is playing fantastic football this season,however they must keep on working hard because Fc Platinum is a hard nut to crack.Iam a Dynamos supporter.

Naison Mubvumi - 6 September 2016

caps utd is in top form this season

Divah Phiri - 7 September 2016

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