Caps United . . . . . . . . . . .(3) 4
Blue Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . .(1) 1
A rampant Caps United walloped Blue Ribbon at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday in a match where Ribbon’s coach Misheck Chidzambwa was involved in a scuffle with the home side’s security personnel as the belief in the use of juju once again reared its ugly face.
The drama started just after the half-time break when one of the Ribbon technical team members left his bench for a “trademark” visit to the changing room with his team trailing by 3-1.
Caps United marshals who were manning the entrance to the dressing room denied him entry, prompting two other officials from the Blue Ribbon bench to join in, but the security personnel would have none of it as they accused the away side of trying to use juju to influence the result.
It was at this point that Chidzambwa, who has come under a lot of scrutiny in the past for his strange visits to the dressing room whenever his team is down, also joined in the brawl.
The former Warriors coach charged towards one of the security personnel and shoved him down, demanding to go into the dressing room, but again the security personnel stood their ground.
It was after the police intervened that the marshals allowed one of the Blue Ribbon technical members into the dressing room, but they policed him all the way while Chidzambwa and the other two returned to take their seats on the bench.
Interestingly, just minutes after Chidzambwa and his team were stopped from their bizarre stunt, their team conceded a fourth goal, when double scorer Washington Pakamisa’s deft flick beat goalkeeper Tapiwa Zvaita.
Caps United had scored the other goals through David Rediyoni, Clive Kawinga and Washington Pakamisa in a three-goal blitz inside the first 14 minutes.
The Tamba Wakaguta boys got a face-saver through first-half substitute Felix Kutswatuka who beat Edmore Sibanda with a ferocious shot a minute from half-time.
Chidzambwa was evasive when asked about his fracas with the Caps United marshals.
“Why are you asking me that? It’s a non-sporting issue,” said Chidzambwa before walking away from a group of journalists.
With the win, Caps swapped positions with Chicken Inn into position seven with 39 points while Blue Ribbon remained on ninth position with 35 points.
“Finishing the season in the top eight will be a bonus for us, we are building a better team for next season,” said Caps United assistant coach Joel Luphahla.