Harare City hold CAPS

CAPS United…………….. 0
Harare City…………….…. 0

HARARE - Harare City coach Mark Harrison was left a pleased man after watching his side open their 2018 Castle Lager Premiership campaign with a goalless draw against Harare giants CAPS United here yesterday.

Infact, the Sunshine Boys were unlucky not to collect maximum points after withering the Green Machine’s early pressure before going on to create several scoring opportunities only to be let down by their strike force.

William Manondo and Kuda Musharu were the chief culprits as they took turns to miss some glorious chances in an afternoon where youngster Tatenda Tumba showed his class by causing all sorts of problems to Makepekepe each time he was in possession.

“We were playing one of the best teams in the country. They have massive amount of experience, they played champions league football and they were always going to be a difficult opponent,” Harrison said after the match.

“First 25 minutes they hammered us, they had a couple of good chances. But after that I thought we got into the game nicely, we created our own chances as well. It could have been 2-2 at half time.

“Second half…I think there were tiring towards the end. We had our chances in the last 15 minutes ... to win the game but we didn’t take them. But nevertheless, we played against a good team so I am very pleased with the start.”

CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe was equally impressed with his charges but felt their biggest undoing was failure to find the back of the net after keeping the visitors on the back foot in the early stages of the game.

“I think I saw a lot of improvements in so many aspects of the game. I believe we did control the game very well especially during the first half.

“I thought what we lacked today was a little bit of composure especially in the final third. We needed composure, the boys hurried their efforts but I think it’s something that can be rectified.

“But I was very happy in so many aspects of the game considering that this was our first game of the season and we still have a long way to go.”


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