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Hwange, Caps face off


Wounded Caps United will be aiming to put an end to their bad spell which has seen the former champions lose three matches in a row when they lock horns with Hwange in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at the Colliery Stadium tomorrow.

Caps United have been struggling to find their feet in the league and manager Sean Connor would want to forget last week’s 1-0 loss to city rivals Dynamos in Harare having lost 2-1 to Hwange in the capital earlier.

Before the loss to Hwange, Caps United were also coming from a 1-0 defeat to Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium.

On the other hand, Hwange had also been going through a rough patch but finally came right against Caps United with reports that the axe was hovering over the head of reigning Coach of the Year Tennant Chilumba.

Hwange had earlier lost 3-0 to Gunners and 2-1 to Harare City.

Chilumba yesterday told NewsDay Sport that they were expecting a tough encounter which the former Cup Kings.

“The match against Caps United is going to be very tough, but I am hoping that the players will give maximum effort. Caps United will be seeking revenge because they are wounded but we just have to be prepared for them. We will miss the suspended players but we have replacements.”

“We have promoted defender Maqhawe Mpofu and goalkeeper Tymon Mvula from the juniors. We did not sign any players but we have a good team,” he said.

Hwange are on position eight on the log table with 20 points from 14 games while Caps United are on 19 points and trail log leaders Highlanders by 14 points.

Caps United snatched Shingirai Kawondera on a free transfer and the Gunners duo of Leonard Fiyado and Hardlife Zvirekwi during the mid-season transfer window period.

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