CAPS go down to Zamalek

ALEXANDRIA – CAPS United goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda made two blunders allowing Zamalek to score as the Zimbabwean side went down 2-0 in their African Champions League Group B match on Friday night.

Two second-half headers from Bassem Morsi and Stanley Ohawuchi ensured that the Egyptian side collected maximum points.

The home side created a lot of chances in the first half but Sibanda was at hand to keep the scores 0-0 at halftime.

However, Morsi broke the deadlock 11 minutes after the restart after the CAPS goalkeeper fumbled at his tame header.

The 30-year-old shot-stopper was at fault again as substitute Ohawuchi made sure of the three points seven minutes from time, delighting some 5,000 fans who were allowed to attend the match at Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab Stadium.

CAPS coach Lloyd Chitembwe refused to blame his goalkeeper for the defeat after the match.

“I thought it could have been much better if we could have taken a point out of this game but sometimes football is very unfair you perform and probably you get what you don’t deserve and it’s something that we just have to accept,” Chitembwe said.

“I felt for the players, there were very disappointed but at the same time I reminded them of the things they are set to achieve if they keep working hard and remained as focussed as they are. They are definitely set for greater things.”

Zamalek started strong as they wasted at least four good chances inside the first 15 minutes, with defender Ali Gabr having a header cleared off the line by Moses Muchenje following a corner and midfielder Tarek Hamed’s low shot going just wide from the edge of the area after a defensive blunder.

Winger Mostafa Fathi also missed the target with a close-range volley when well positioned to score and a curling effort from Ahmed Refaat went wide.

A deflected shot from Morsi on 36 minutes looped up and looked to be on its way into the net, only for Sibanda to pull off a fine save and tip it over.

Comments (2)

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peter matare - 13 May 2017

@ Peter Matare, taura hako mwana waamai.

Murape C Murape - 14 May 2017

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