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Caps woes set to mount


HARARE giants Caps United could face sanctions from the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for the rowdy behaviour of their fans after their team was held to a 0-0 draw by How Mine at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.


PSL chief executive Kenny Ndebele said they were still waiting for a report on the match before taking a decision.

“Once we receive the report a position will be taken,” said Ndebele.

There were skirmishes as a section of the Caps supporters, frustrated by the team’s failure to collect maximum points after missing a glut of chances rained missiles and hurled insults at coach Taurai Mangwiro after the match accusing him of being sympathetic to Dynamos — the club he featured for during his playing career. The angry fans fought running battles with the police as they attempted to prevent the team bus from leaving the stadium while the club’s security personnel had to whisk away Mangwiro as the mob demanded his resignation.

Dynamos had earlier been held to a 0-0 draw by FC Platinum and Caps United had the opportunity to close in on their opponents at the top — Dynamos, ZPC Kariba and Highlanders. The result left them static on fourth position on the league table with 39 points — four adrift of leaders Dynamos.

ZPC Kariba claimed second spot with 41 points after overcoming Black Rhinos 2-1 while Highlanders settled for third position following a shock 1-0 loss to Harare City at home.

But now Caps, who last won the league title in 2005, could be hit hard on the pocket to add to their financial problems and have only one money-making game left against Highlanders at Rufaro next weekend.

This will be the second time that Caps find themselves in the dock after the skirmishes of April 20, when Hardlife Zvirekwi was accused and subsequently found guilty of pouring urine on the Buffaloes technical bench before a match at Rufaro. Away from the boardroom struggles, Caps United will be seeking to right the wrongs after a stumble in their recent two matches as they make the trip to relegation-threatened Black Rhinos on Saturday.

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