CAPS United boot out Nigeria oufit Warri Wolves from Caf Cup

HARARE- Mamelodi Sundowns new Zimbabwe signing Nyasha Mushekwi was on target as CAPS United over turned the tables to dump Nigerian outfit Warri Wolves out of the CAF Confederation Cup tournament after upstaging them 2-0 in a thrilling second leg tie at Rufaro Stadium yesterday.

Mushekwi, scorer of the only goal in their 2-1 defeat in Nigeria in the first leg scored at the stroke of the first half before Leonard Tsipa added the second on 66 minutes for the Harare giants to advance to the third round of the African club competition on a 3-2 aggregate victory.

CAPS United went into the match with their confidence rock bottom following a winless run in the premiership race in which they have managed just two draws against new boysDouglas Warriors and Black Mambas. They were handed a

2-1 defeat by Dynamos in their recent league match.

But, yesterday Makepekepe backed by the home fans which also included members of the First Family Robert jnr and Chatunga displayed a flawless attacking game to end Warri Wolves’ interests in the tournament.

CAPS United were on the offensive from the first whistle with Marvel Samaneka skying his effort over the bar after just five minutes after he was set up by Mushekwi.

In the 23rd minutes Mushekwi shook his head in disbelief after fluffing a glorious chance when he headed over the bar a cross from Oscar Machapa.

And, as the match drifted towards half time break Mushekwi put United into the lead on 45 minutes beating an offside trap by Warri Wolves defence and cooly controlled the ball before sliding into the net.

Warri Wolves goalkeeper Agbim Chigozie remained rooted to the spot sending the home crowd into song and dance.

After the breather the home team came back looking hungrier for goals and bombarded the Warri Wolves defence with an assortment of shots.

Mushekwi was denied a brace by the impressive Wolves shot stopper who dived to his right to stop Mushekwi’s ferocious header.

However, 12 minutes later CAPS United came back to haunt the visitors defence.

Mwanjali who was making a return after missing the first leg due to suspension spotted Gilbert Mapemba on the right flank.

The Warriors defender outpaced his marker before whipping a wonderful cross into the danger zone and Tsipa twisted his head to head past the Nigerian keeper to give his team a comfortable lead.

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