Title ours to lose: Makatuka

HARARE - CAPS United defender Stephen Makatuka is backing the Green Machine to end their decade-long wait to win the Castle Lager Premiership title.

The Green Machine tightened their grip at the top of the table following a 1-0 win over Harare City at Rufaro Stadium on Saturday.

Lloyd Chitembwe’s side are now on 57 points while FC Platinum are in second place with 55 point and Highlanders third on 53.

With two games to go before the season comes to an end, Makatuka is confident they can win the title they last captured in 2005.

“We are very happy as a group and we can’t afford to drop points at this crucial stage,” Makatuka told the Daily News following their victory over City.

“It’s now two games before the end of the season and I think the onus is on us to become champions.

“All we need in the remaining two matches is to pick up maximum points so that we can rest assured. There is no need for any slip-up at this stage.”

Makatuka, however, reckons it will not be easy as they still have to face a strong Ngezi Platinum Stars side and Chapungu, who are still fighting relegation, in their remaining two matches.

“Of course it’s not going to be easy because every opponent is difficult,” he said.

“If you look at Ngezi Platinum, they are a solid side and I think their results lately speak a lot about what they are capable of doing.

“Again Chapungu are fighting for their survival and they will not make it easy for us.

“But I think if we show the same hunger like in the previous games nothing will stop us from realising our dream. We have come a long way and we just need to keep working hard until the end.”

The league will take a break at the weekend to pave way for the Chibuku Super Cup final between Ngezi Platinum and FC Platinum at Baobab Stadium on Saturday.

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