CAPS United believe they are very much in the equation to win the championship as the 2013 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season staggers towards the half-way mark.
After watching his side overcome FC Platinum 2-1 to extend their unbeaten run against the Zvishavane-based side, assistant coach Brenna Msiska, who also oversees the training of goalkeepers, said United were not targeting a top-four finish, but were serious contenders for the coveted league title.
This is despite that the Harare giants have been blowing hot and cold in the current campaign and had drawn their last game against lowly Tripple B in Zvishavane.
Msiska believes their victory over FC Platinum had boosted their confidence ahead of the remaining fixtures.
“This victory against FC Platinum has boosted our confidence. We have been losing some of our matches, but I think it’s normal. Every team goes through that and we are not even talking of a top-four finish. We are actually talking of the championship,” said Msiska.
United have suffered three defeats, with two wins and one draw in their last six matches in the campaign. They are on seventh position on the league table with 19 points and trail log leaders Highlanders by four points and city rivals Dynamos by three points.
United had goalkeeper Tafadzwa Dube to thank after he pulled off several spectacular saves, including a penalty to help the Harare giants collect maximum points.
They face Monomotapa in their next assignment which they should win to remain in contention.
Monomotapa have also not been consistent and will need to roll up their sleeves if they are to mount a serious challenge for the championship. Biggie Zuze’s men are on 10th position on the league table and nine points off the pace.
On Saturday, champions Dynamos’ unbeaten record in the campaign continued as they overcame Motor Action 2-0 to claim third spot, while Harare City are second with 24 points after beating Tripple B 2-0.
Highlanders also rode their luck to edge a battling Black Mambas and maintain their two-point lead at the summit of the table.