CAPS United coach Chitembwe hails his troops for winning Battle of the Limpopo

chitembwe_lloydHARARE-CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe (Pictured) has saluted his troops following the Harare giants' Caf Confederation Cup triumph over Moroka Swallows at the Rand Stadium in South Africa which sealed them a ticket to the second round.

The CAPS United gaffer said he was happy that his charges defied odds staked against them to beat Moroka Swallows in the Battle of the Limpopo. “This is a great victory for us. Many people had written us off when we drew 1-1 with Swallows at home but we showed the stuff we are made off by beating themin their own backyard,” said Chitembwe.

“I am very proud of the way the team played away from home. If we continue with this kind of performance we will go very far in this competition.I would also want to thank the supporters for cheering on the team. They were the 12th man. There were a lot of Zimbabwean fans who reside in South Africa who cheered on the team even on occasions when we were not playing well,”

added Chitembwe.

CAPS United who employed a classical 4-4-2 formation scored through chief striker Nyasha Mushekwi to dump Swallows who were favourites to go through at the expense of the Harare giants.

Mushekwi, who finished last season as Premiership top goal scorer with an incredible 22 league goals had scored in the first leg in Harare when CAPS United were held to a 1-1 draw. Veteran former Bafana Bafana striker Siyabonga Nomvete had scored the crucial away goal that they badly needed ahead of the return leg.

However, the Dube Birds as the Swallows are known by their passionate fans failed to utilise home advantage as they squandered numerous chances that came their way. Swallows were missing the services of inform stiker Nomvete due to suspension.

The passage by CAPS United to the second round of this competition means that only the big two teams including Dynamos still have interests in the competition after Dynamos also beat DRC’S FC Lupopo 1-0 at the National Sports Stadium to sail through to the second round.

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