Caps United……………….0 (0)
Motor Action continued with their fairytale run in the unbranded Premiership after beating Caps United at Motor Action Sports Club on Wednesday afternoon.
Speedy winger William Kupera scored the solitary goal in the 21th minute as the Mighty Bulls retained their 100% record at home.
They have won all their six matches at their favourite hunting ground.
Motor Action are now on 32 points, four points ahead of second-placed Dynamos while Caps United dropped down to ninth position on the log standing.
Motor Action have now beaten the so-called big teams; Dynamos, Caps United and Highlanders.
Caps, who were being rallied by the majority of the close to 3000 fans continued their inconsistent run and may find themselves fighting relegation at the end of the season.
Motor Action Sports Club’s ability to host big matches was questioned when referee Batsirai Muchenje was almost man-handled by Caps United hooligans while making his way to the dressing room at half time.
After a lukewarm opening quarter in which both sides were struggling to maintain possession, lanky forward Charles Sibanda delighted with mazy runs.
Sibanda, who has won a call up to the national team roasted Douglas Walaza and Nyasha Mukumbi before he squared a pass for Kupera who controlled the ball with his left foot before scoring past an exposed Itayi Chiwara.
Caps United seemed overawed by the situation as their midfield played second fiddle to Allan Gahadzikwa and Edward Tembo.
New signing Steven Alimenda seems to be struggling in his new role where he was being played behind Thabani Goredema in the midfield.
Vincent Nzombe, who was being played as a lone striker in the absence of injured Clive Kawinga, struggled until Joel Lupahla was introduced but the damage had already been done.
In the second half Motor Action continued on the attack mode when Joey Antipas refused to defend the slender lead by introducing striker Daniel Chakupe for Enasio Perezo.
The move paid off as the home side remained dangerous when going forward and with a bit of luck Bhekimpilo Ncube should have scored the second when he was left unmarked by the jittery Danger Fourpence on the far post with 15 minutes to go after a cross from Chakupe.
This left the Motor Action goal minder Marlon Jani a mere spectator for the better part of the entire half.
Norman Njelele who was marshalling the home side’s defence was taking no prisoners and should have impressed national team caretaker coach Norman Mapeza who was part of the crowd.
Antipas attributed his side’s good run to the commitment of the players.
“I’m happy with the performance of the players especially the defence as they were disciplined and committed throughout the match. Although it is too early to say we will win the championship its clear now that we are on the right track and we will continue working hard,” said Antipas.
Lloyd Chitembwe made the usual rhetoric of his side losing six players to South Africa.
He said: “I’m happy with the performance of my players because it’s difficult to try and win every game when you have lost six players. However, the team showed that they are capable of doing better and I can safely say the future is looking very bright because there are some positives that came out of the match.”
Chiwara, N Mukumbi, D Fourpence, G Mungani, G Mapemba, C Denias, V Nzombe (J Lupahla 66), D Walaza, P Tafirenyika, T Goredema, S Alimenda, P Tafirenyika (E Yves 71)
M Jani, T Ndlovu, N Njelele, E Tembo, B Ncube, C Sibanda, A Gahadzikwa, M Ncube, I Masame, W Kupera, E Perezo (D Chakupe 65)