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Kawondera optimistic


New Caps United striker Shingi Kawondera has urged the club faithful to remain calm as good times are about to roll at the Green Machine camp.

The Harare football giants lost to high- riding Highlanders last weekend, a result that came hard on the heels of two disappointing draws against Buffaloes and Black Mambas.

But Kawondera, whose arrival at the club coincided with the unfortunate slump of form, said there was no need to panic as yet.

Speaking to NewsDay Sport after the clubs weekly Press conference yesterday, the former Warriors winger said: Its normal that a team can hit a bad patch, but its definitely nothing to do with my arrival. We are trying our best as a team. We didnt do that bad in the past three games, but unfortunately we couldnt get a result. We will continue to do the right thing and in football if you do the right things results will eventually come.

Kawondera played against Black Mambas and Highlanders, but while he showed some glimpses of his former self, luck was not on his side.
I have just started training, but Im happy with my progress so far. Im getting there and very soon I will hit my form. We the new players are still trying to gel with the guys we found here and very soon we will be up there. The fans should not worry that much, everything will go back to normal, added Kawondera.

Caps United this week host Hwange at Gwanzura Stadium on Sunday in a battle of wounded sides.
The coal miners have picked just three points from a possible 15 and their 3-0 loss to an equally struggling Gunners side last week only, but confirmed the awful state of events at the Colliery.

Caps United manager Sean Connor, who yesterday quelled rumours of discontent in the camp over unpaid salaries, said he would not be fooled by Hwanges recent dismal record.

He said last Sundays defeat to log leaders Highlanders had not affected morale in his camp.

Highlanders are a very good side and arguably the best we have played in the league this year so there is nothing to be ashamed of. Against Hwange we will try our best. They are coming from a defeat and they would obviously want to beat us.

If we dont turn up to play they are going to cause problems for us. Morale in camp is good and I want to make it clear that there was no strike as has been reported. We couldnt train on Tuesday because they were doing some renovations at the stadium where we train, said Connor.

Media reports earlier this week had suggested the players went on a strike which claimed the scalp of captain David Sengu.
Connor confirmed Sengu has been fired, but said it was a club managements decision which had nothing to do with the alleged industrial action.

The Irish coach said he might unleash his newly acquired duo of Hardlife Zvirekwi and Leonard Fiyado all bought from Gunners but the injured pair of goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda and Washington Pakamisa remain on the sidelines.
Castle Lager Premier Soccer League weekend fixtures:

Tomorrow: Gunners v Shabanie Mine (Lafarge), Motor Action v Monomotapa (Motor Action Sports Club), Blue Rangers v Black Mambas (Gwanzura), Harare City v Chicken Inn (Rufaro)

Sunday: Quelaton v Highlanders (Barbourfields), Hardbody v Buffaloes (Ascot), Caps United v Hwange (Gwanzura), Dynamos v FC Platinum (postponed).

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