CAPS to play attacking game

HARARE CAPS United need nothing short of a miracle to overturn a 5-0 deficit against Sudanese giants Al Hilal at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon, a near-impossible feat that if achieved will grant Makepekepe passage to the next round of the African Confederation Cup.

CAPS United suffered their worst defeat in a Confederation Cup third round, first leg tie against Sudanese in Khartoum, two weeks ago when they were torn to pieces by an Al Hilal strike force led by former Dynamos winger Edward Sadomba who now plies his trade in the north African country.

The Zimbabwean international fired a hat-trick in the humiliating defeat which left CAPS United needing to move mountains to advance to the group stage of the competition.

CAPS United assistant coach Wilson Mutekede yesterday virtually conceded that they go into todays match with one leg already out of the tournament.

He said there was no reason to defend when they lost the first leg by such a big margin.

“We will play an attacking formation because there is no reason to defend a 5-0 deficit. After evaluations, we realised that in the first leg we conceded three soft goals and that was because most of the players do not have experience at this level of the game. They panicked,” Mutekede said.

Mutekede also revealed that Makepekepe go into the crucial match depleted by injuries that could see key players Malvern Samaneka and Courage Denias off the team sheet.

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