Zvirekwi boost for CAPS

HARARE - CAPS United captain Hardlife Zvirekwi is hoping to be fully fit for tomorrow’s Africa Champions League clash against USM Alger of Algeria at the National Sports Stadium.

The Makepekepe captain pulled a muscle in the dying moments of the 2-0 defeat to Zamalek in Egypt a fortnight ago.

Zvirekwi had been a major doubt for Makepekepe’s second Group B game against the Algerians but he returned to training on Sunday and could be available for selection tomorrow.

“I’m praying that I will be fit enough come match day but yeah, I am getting better,” Zvirekwi told reporters regarding his recovery.

The Algerians currently lead the log standings in Group B after defeating Al-Ahli Tripoli of Libya 3-0 in their first match.

Zvirekwi is fully aware Makepekepe need a win against a tough opponent tomorrow to get their campaign on the track. 

“The preparations have been going well, the boys are psyching themselves for the match and yeah, so far so good everybody is raring to go,” he said.

“Obviously, the challenge is big these are seasoned campaigners in this tournament so it’s not going to be an easy thing. But we have to fight, we have to go in there and be competitive.

“We should not go there to add numbers but we also want to be counted among the best teams in Africa.”

The Zimbabwe international admitted they need to be clinical in front of goal after they were punished by Zamalek in the first game.

Makepekepe had many periods they dominated the game especially in the first half but allowed the White Knights to score with two second half headers from Bassem Morsi and Stanley Ohawuchi. 

“We faltered at the first hurdle but there are still more games to rectify that. I think we need to maximise on all our home matches and collect maximum points and yes, we are still in it and hopefully we pray that we win on Wednesday (tomorrow),” Zvirekwi said.

“There were one or two errors that we made and conceded goals and obviously the coach has been emphasising more on that.

“He has been telling us to concentrate until the end because these teams capitalise more on mistakes, if you make mistakes they punish you. So we have been working on trying to minimise that. We are at home and we will try to go and get the goals.”

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Moyondizvo - 23 May 2017

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