CAPS United, who are still involved in the Caf Confederation Cup tournament, have started the season on a bad note as they are still to register a single victory despite having a talented coach, Lloyd Chitembwe.
The Harare giants, who finished on third position on the final log standings last season, following a late rally in which Gunners emerged winners after beating Dynamos to the finishing line, were shocked by Premier Soccer League newboys Douglas Warriors in their opening league match after they were held to a 0-0 draw.
They were also held to a 2-2 draw by Black Mambas in a mid-week fixture at Morris Depot. The Harare giants then fell to Dynamos 2-1 again last Sunday in a Premiership derby.
And, tomorrow, Chitembwe and his men will be hoping to secure maximum points for the first time and breathe life into the team.
Chitembwe acknowledged in an interview on Friday, that they had to start winning if they want to entertain hopes of lifting the league title for the first time since 2005 when they were under the guidance of Charles Mhlauri.
“Wednesday’ match against Gunners is very crucial for us because we have not managed to win in the past three league matches and that is not good statistics for us. We need to roll up our sleeves now and we have to ensure we collect maximum points against Gunners on Wednesday.
That will give the team confidence and I am sure if we beat Gunners we will be unstoppable afterwards,” said the CAPS United gaffer.
Chitembwe also said the team was also pinning its hopes on Method Mwanjali, who missed the Harare derby against Dynamos, as he was serving a one match suspension after getting a red card during the midweek game against Black Mambas.
“We are happy Mwanjali is back. He is a key member of the team and his presence alone inspires the team. We missed him when we played Dynamos last week,’ said Chitembwe.
Meanwhile Dynamos also face Lengthens in another midweek game on Thursday at the same venue. Unlike CAPS United, Dynamos, will be seeking to extend their unbeaten run to three games following victories over Bulawayo giants Highlanders and CAPS United .Post published in: Football