Caps United……..(0) 2
Kiglon Bird………(1) 2
A last minute controversial penalty helped Caps United salvage a draw with Kiglon Bird Sunday.
Last Chibwiro converted the penalty.
Caps United fans were far from impressed by yesterday’s performance as they bayed for coach Lloyd Chitembwe’s blood after the game.
It had to take the vicious police dogs to disperse the unruly fans away from the venue’s main gate as they waited for Chitembwe to come out of the stadium.
Samuel Chitsamba and Martin Vengesai scored for the slick passing Kiglon while Chibwiro scored a brace for the hosts.
The referee of the day, Samuel Matemera hogged the limelight for the wrong reasons as he denied the visitors a clear penalty in the first half and gave a controversial penalty to Caps United.
Kiglon finished the match without coach Lloyd Mutasa after he was sent to the dressing room by Matemera for remonstrating against the referee’s decision to award Caps United what looked like a dubious penalty.
The referee adjudged that Gift Bello had handled inside the box in the injury time.
Chibwiro stepped up to coolly sent Maxwell Nyamupanedengu in goals for Kiglon the wrong way.
Kiglon players had to be restrained by button wielding police officers from man-handling the match official.
As early as the ninth minute, Kiglon were already on the receiving end of poor match officiating when Vengesai was brought down in the penalty by Danger Fourpence. Matemera, who was struggling for pace, waved play on.
A minute later Kiglon made no mistake after defender Chitsamba connected with a glancing header from a Dominic Betani cross on the edge of the penalty area.
Chitembwe sensed danger after the goal and substituted striker Clive Kawinga with Last Chibwiro.
The move paid off as Chibwiro finished off a cross from fellow substitute Joel Lupahla in the 52nd minute.
Five minutes later Vengesai restored the lead for the visitors with a clever chip over the goalkeeper Itai Chiwara.
The diminutive striker outpaced the Caps United defence to connect a splitting pass from midfielder Devon Chafa.
Vengesai said after the match: “We have been playing well in our recent matches. It’s just unfortunate that the referee’s decisions were biased against us but we will keep working hard.”
Mutasa said he was pleased with the performance of his players.
“My boys played very well. They were on top of the situation for the better part of the game and even the Caps United fans will agree with that. However, the referee decided to influence the result which is very unfortunate,” said Mutasa.
I Chiwara, S Alimenda, C Denias, (E Yves 57), D Fourpence, T Goredema (L Chibwiro 30), C Kawinga (J Lupahla 45), G Mungani, G Mapemba, N Mukumbi, D Walaza, M Samaneka
M Nyamupanedengu, T Magorimbo,D Butani (E Marvelous), G Bello, M Vengesai ( L Mwashita 76), S Chitsamba, D Chafa, V Madamombe, W Mkudo (W Manonda 87)
Weekend soccer results
Premier Soccer League
Caps United 2, Kiglon Bird 2; Shabanie Mine 2, Monomotapa 0; Hwange 2, Eagles 0; Shooting Stars 1, Bantu Rovers 0; Motor Action 1, Lengthens 0
Ubuntu Derby Cup
Jomo Cosmos 1, Highlanders 0