Caps United overcome How Mine

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Report by Fortune Mbele

CAPS UNITED handed How Mine their first home defeat in five matches to collect maximum points away from home to rise to position four on the log standings in a Castle Lager Premiership football match at Luveve Stadium yesterday.

The Green Machine went ahead 22 minutes into the game through Dominic Chungwa after left-back Ronald Pfumbidzai spotted an unmarked Hardlife Zvirekwi on the right.

Zvirekwi flighted a high cross over height-disadvantaged How Mine goalkeeper Nonjabulo Dube and Chungwa finished off with a tap-in just behind the goalkeeper to put the visitors ahead.

Zvirekwi was brought down at the edge of the box by central defender Brighton Dube and from the resultant free kick he unleashed a screamer from about 25 metres that left Dube puzzled to put Makepekepe two up.

How Mine got their consolation through a penalty after substitute Dominic Mukandi handled inside the box and up stepped Menard Mupera to beat Tafadzwa Dube.

Caps United gaffer Brenna Msiska was happy with the win and said the victory would the make the job easier for Taurai Mangwiro, who bounces back after he was exonerated from Asiagate shame by the Zifa Special Appeals Committee.

“It was a good game and our opponents played good football, but we did not utilise most of the chances that we created. Tau’s (Mangwiro) job is going to be easy after the victory as I hand over the baton,” Msiska said.

It was a disappointing defeat for How Mine mentor Philani Mabhena, who has previously said his aim is to win his home matches as they are fighting relegation.

“We did not fare well especially in the first half. We tried to come back into the game, but it was too late. The leadership has not been there at the back, but we have declared that we are fighting relegation from the start. We lost three points at home and naturally, we are disappointed,” Mabhena said.

The absence of veterans Hebert Dick and Gilbert Banda was felt at the back, but How Mine were outdone in midfield where Zvirekwi roved and turned attacking from the right where the hosts’ left-back Khumbulani Banda was too much on the offensive and lagging on recovery.

Caps United striker Tawanda Nyamandwe was the first to test goalkeeper Dube as early as the eighth minute, but his snapshot was pushed out.

Simba Sithole for How Mine also tried a few tricks with substitutes Nqobile Mpala and Thabani Moyo, but it was Caps United who emerged the winners at the final whistle.

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  1. Tough luck Chikurupati. Experience reigned at the end of the day. Let us regroup, focus and prepare for the next game. it is not going to be easy against a wounded Harare City.

  2. We really need to be tough on Harare city,this one must be won and without fail.

  3. simbarashe nyama

    kepekepe bhora wish u good luck in the nxt match

  4. Must be the (Green) year heh? Bhora Green Muchina.

  5. Kana denga ticharipenda green gore rino! Kepekepe ndizvo!

  6. babab gari ndokuti bhora

  7. who is the next opponent. tinoda dembare

  8. I am over the moon. Kwete zveDrawnamos inotoda a stupid ref. That is reason they cannot be called to officiated at the grand stage.

  9. neKepe kepe yegore rino tinoenda kure.


  10. kana wanhu wanetsa bataj vanhu!!!!!!!!!! tsviriyoooooooo

  11. madofo imi makanganwa kuti u won yo 1st 7 matches mozodyiwa, vanhu vecaps makanyanya kupusa mhani u thnk lig inotorwa ne5 matches dzekutanga………..mazidofoooooooooo

  12. Ok. Thanx for good soccer kepekepe. Its good for ZIM soccer. Musazotenga ma refree kana modyiwa.

  13. Tau and baba VaGari you must work together so that we win vakomana.dembare is becoming bullish

  14. This year all the gardens are green and must be watered thoroughly.Let this be a welcome to our coach Tau but not forgetting baba Garie for the job done up to this level.Vana Taplaz vanongopopota asi pasina zvinoitwa.

  15. Dynamos its a zanupf team hapana zamunotiita dembare ndizvi

  16. Kuchikudziisa ngoma varidzi vacho vachauya

  17. @Taplaz, dofo ndiMai vako. Bosso neKepekepe dziri kuwina imi muchingoita madraw. Hamuna kwamunoenda nemaref enyu iwayo neteam izere madandara. D1 material.

  18. Football belongs to caps united family this year .We are talking about good zim football

  19. kepe kepe bhora

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