Chitembwe hints at quitting

Yadah FC …………(1)2
Caps UNITED………..0

CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe has hinted he might be forced to reconsider his future after the Zimbabwean football champions suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Yadah FC in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Morris Depot in Harare yesterday.


Yadah FC captain Jimmy Dzingai (second from left) leads his team’s celebrations after opening the scoring against Caps United at Morris Depot in Harare yesterday
Yadah FC captain Jimmy Dzingai (second from left) leads his team’s celebrations after opening the scoring against Caps United at Morris Depot in Harare yesterday

It was the Green Machine’s second defeat of the season and it came a week after a their 4-2 loss to Al Ahly Tripoli in the African Champions League which left them on the brink.

Goals in each half by Jimmy Dzingai, who found the target in the 47th minute, and Munyaradzi Chiwara, who doubled the lead in the 63rd minute, were all Yadah needed to sew up the contest.

The champions tried in vain to claw back into the game with Ronald Pfumbidzai coming close with a stunning free kick that crashed against the upright post in the 74th minute.

Earlier on, Caps United had missed an opportunity with Tafadzwa “Fire” Rusike coming close with a hopeful long-range shot that could have turned the game on its head.

But the Premiership new boys held on to their lead and had a goal disallowed at the death. The Green Machine appeared to lack the fighting spirit synonymous with them.

Chitembwe, however, defended the commitment of his lads, saying they gave their all. He, instead, took responsibility for the team’s performance.

He said the recent disappointing spate of results might force him to do a self-introspection and review his position.

“Naturally, it’s disappointing to lose. I know the expectations of the team, the expectations of the players, I think they gave their all, but unfortunately, it was never meant to be. But at the end of the day, it’s all about the coach.

“When you are a coach, you need to look at yourself and critically review your position. You feel the club deserves more and better. When you look at yourself and you see your effort is not matching the expectations, you feel it is important if there could be someone who could take the team further,” he said.

Caps United, who host Egyptian giants Zamalek in the African Champions League on Sunday, remain 14th and 15 points behind log leaders Ngezi Platinum.


Yadah FC: T Dube, M Nyenye, B Chikwinya, J Dzingai, R Dongo, B Mapfumo, W Kamudyariwo, P Borges, M Demera, (E Karembo 90′),M Chiwara, D Savanhu, (M Makopa 79′),

Caps United: P Chigumba, V Musarurwa, R Pfumbidzai, C Munzambwa, D Dauda, D Chafa, J Ngodzo, (M Muchenje 46′), P Bhamusi, (A Kambanje 60′), R Chitiyo, A Amidu, T Rusike

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  1. wakutya bhora papallodza Sunday is yo last match hantyka

  2. Tasha Ruponeso

    Well done Yadah FC

  3. Chitembwe must not chicken out,its still early days yet,there is still a lot to fight for hence he should stay.We still need him to fulfill his outstanding six games then he can review his future afterwards,we need leaders who have a strong heart,how would he take it if he would one day coach Dynamos where pressure is there from day one.He should stand up and fight for his CV which is now in tatters,after all we told you that Caps bennefitted from poor spell of the real Giants last year as well as lack of consistency on the part of Bosso and FC Platinum otherwise they could have lost it to any of those two teams had the two teams maintained their consistency.So my advice to Chitembwe is don’t run away we still need your presence at the underperforming dzetse,we want your team to be walloped in all those outstanding six games whilst you are on the touchline.Usaita semukadzi anoramba kudya mbodza yaabika kana aitukirwa nemurume wake.Kepekepe bhora.

    1. @ Glamourboy, you are now parading your dirty linen in public. Saka mukadzi wako ndozvaanoita kugarobika mbodza???

    2. Your comments are nauseating and quite disturbing. Here is a principled coach who shoulders the blame for the team’s poor performances and thinks it fit to do a self introspection and you label him a coward. Why not concentrate on your out of sorts dynamos who were on the verge of firing Mutasa? You were baying for his blood but now you consider him a hero – what a confused lot. A man of integrity does not wait to be relieved of his duties; instead, he paves way for others with new ideas. It goes without saying that the current dip in form may not be the coach’s fault in the final analysis, but an open rebellion by some of the players. Work up and smell the coffee you dembare fanatic. We don’t desire your ridicule disguised as some sympathy and piece of advice. I, for one would advise Lodza to identify the trouble causers and deal with them decisevely.Long live Makepekepe.

  4. This is the time when leaders stand Chitembwe, your troops need you.

  5. Misheck Chiduku

    Chitembwe,you should man-up and quit.Contemplating on quitting is not enough because you have dismally failed as a Coach.It’s unfortunate that you got carried away by ousting TP Mazembe from the Champions League and went to sleep.Let me remind you,Mr Lloyd Chitembwe or whatever you call yourself,your time at CAPS United is up and now is the time to go to hell.Surely donating three precious points on a silver platter to the whipping boys of the Premier League is totally unacceptable to the Green Machine faithfuls if you are a Coach worth his salt.If you are looking for any sympathy,not from me any more,go and please go and never look back because you have shamed us for far too long.

  6. shaolin kung fu master

    hakuna maChampions akadaro, dzetse rorembera pamuchinjikwa zvino!

  7. Caps, you are now turning out to be a palooka of a club. Caps players should give a 100%. The fact that you are the champions, all teams in PSL would give a 100% effort whenever they play you. At this stage, considering quitting is not the good decision. Quitting would give ‘evil’ clubs exempli gratia, dynamos, confidence to go to the summit of the log.
    My view is, bring in young players who are hungry for success.

  8. what proof is there that my team, DeMbare ,is an evil club. If such is the case ,then, we are sorry guys form forthwith your own league . You are now drunk of losses no wonder you talk like this. All these teams that are kicking ,some back to back,are they also evil. DeMbare, whether or not u like it is looking fine at the moment. We told you long back kuti “Kepekepe kuvhengedzera bedzi ,hapana chozikamwa”.

  9. I think the coach has said what he feels and its good to take responsibility when the team does not play well. The buck stops with the coach when it comes to football. Its different from politics where we have politicians blaming others and sanctions for their failure. The coach is very principled and knows when to call it a day. One must not wait to be fired but to leave in dignity. You did a lot for CAPS Lloyd and fans will always remember you for winning the championship in 2016. Noone can take that away from you and the players. People should just accept any decision that you will make and move on.

  10. Why do most soccer coaches part ways with their clubs after going through a bad patch?

  11. after all is he good at coaching or scouting for players????

  12. After all is he good at coaching or scouting for players

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