CAPS United, Bosso in Battle of the Cities

moses_chungaHARARE - Moses Chunga (Pictured) makes his first trip outside Harare this season as CAPS United face Highlanders in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Barbourfields Stadium today.

Bosso go into this afternoon’s match missing leading striker Njabulo “JB” Ncube, who was sent off against Blue Ribbon in the previous match at Gwanzura. Mkuphali Masuku’s charges still have sad memories of their last visit to Harare, when they were beaten 2-1 by Misheck Chidzambwa’s Blue Ribbon last week. They will also be hoping for a better result – especially given that they will be playing before their home fans.

Masuku told The Zimbabwean this week he had prepared well for the match against CAPS United and was looking forward to the game. Our preparations for the match against CAPS United have gone on well. Our motive is to continue playing well. We need to pick ourselves up after last week’s defeat,” said Masuku.

Highlanders were, however, still fretting over the fitness of Gift Lunga and Graham Ncube – who are both nursing injuries and would have to pass late fitness tests for the match. Chunga, whose club has been blowing hot and cold after a flying start to the season, remained confident ahead of the match.

“Highlanders are a big team with very good players and we expect a tough match,” said Chunga. “It will not be easy to play them at Barbourfields but we have to come up with a positive result.” CAPS United, who settled for a 2-2 draw against Premiership Money Bags FC Platinum in their previous match, will be missing the services of defender Luckmore Simango and goalkeeper Muzondiwa Gonese, who lost his father last week. Free kick specialist Edmore Sibanda is set to guard the goal for the Green Machine.

The Highlanders defence of Gilbert Banda will have to bottle up current leading goal scorer Simba Sithole, who has scored five goals this season and has been called up to the Warriors squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mali

next month.

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