Caps United coach Moses Chunga will face a real test when his team clashes with Gunners at Rufaro Stadium on Wednesday afternoon in a Premier Soccer League match.
Having won five consecutive games since taking over from Lloyd Chitembwe at the end of August, Chunga will be the first to admit he still awaits his first substantial test at the helm of Caps United.
The “Green Machine” has amassed 15 points in the process, leapfrogging to fifth position on the log and if they manage to win on Wednesday, they will once again climb the log to third place, three points shy of Dynamos who are on 37 points.
On paper, Chunga’s dominance since taking over is astounding.
However, the teams that the nomadic coach has faced so far appear to be mediocre.
Three of them, FC Victoria, Douglas Warriors and Black Mambas, occupy the bottom of the league table while Shooting Stars are still viewed as relegation fodder.
In fact, he has scraped through with some 1 – 0 scorelines, save for 3 – 0 and 2- 0 wins over FC Victoria and Black Mambas respectively.
Unlike in the previous five games, Chunga and his charges will need to be at their best as they face their first major test.
Another interesting thing to note is that Chunga will today face a club he dumped unceremoniously after guiding them to the championship in 2009.
After the fall-out with the Gunners management, Chunga was quoted in the press as saying:
“The problem is that some people want to treat me like trash. I’m not stupid.
The truth shall always set me free.
I am not a condom that you can just buy and use and throw away.”
As for Gunners, the season started promisingly but has suddenly hit turbulence.
The team has been in indifferent form of late.
Their main downfall has been their defence which has shipped in a total of six goals in the last three games.
The team surrendered their third position to Monomotapa last week after losing 2 – 1 to Highlanders.