Kapini, Luphahla ready for Sundowns

kapini__luphahla.jpgHARARE - Warriors first choice goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini and midfielder Joel Luphahla say they have overcome last week's humiliating 6-0 defeat at the hands of Golden Arrows during a midweek ABSA premiership fixture at Olen Park stadium, in Potchefstroom.

Kapini and Luphahla, who were both in the starting line-up for Platinum
Stars, told The Zimbabwean on Sunday that they are ready for the Esrom
Nyandoro-captained Mamelodi Sundowns in today's Nedbank Cup last 16

Like Stars, Sundowns also recorded their heaviest defeat of the season
Thursday night when they were thrashed 4-1 by defending champions
Supersport United in a Tshwane derby played at the Super Stadium.

Kapini, who was in goals for the Tycoons, said that the defeat to
Arrows — whom they knocked out of the Nedbank cup just a few weeks ago
— was a disappointing setback but one his side was ready to quickly
get over and move on.

We had a bad day in office, but it is now time for us to move on and
prepare for the next game against Sundowns, said the eccentric former
Highlanders goal-minder.

We have overcome that defeat and we are now looking forward to the next game, he added.

The Warriors goalkeeper, who played well despite the defeat, said that
all his teammates were ready for the Sunday encounter, while he is also
confident of retaining his position as a first choice goalkeeper in
Miguel Gammondi's team.

Luphahla on the other hand admitted that today's game will be tough for
both sides after their midweek defeats.It will be a dog eat dog
affair. We both lost heavily and we know that it is time for us to pick
ourselves up. The fixture can go either way, but we are ready for the
game, said the speedy winger.

Stars fell to a Richard Henyekane first half hat-trick and a goal
apiece from Philani Shange, Tshepo Mashego and Bheka Phakathi, while
Supresport's Anthony Laffor also scored a hat-trick to silence Sundowns.

SuperSport United got their other goal from left winger, Daine Klate,
while Zambian international, Collins Mbesuma got the face-saver for the
Brazilians in the 86th minute

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