Tadious Manyepo 

CAPS United…………………………………………(3) 3 


LLOYD Chitembwe says CAPS United’s biggest weakness right now is their lack of consistency.

The Greem Machine have been blowing hot and cold this season.

They were well beaten in the Battle of Cities by Highlanders at Barbourfields where they lost 0-2 last weekend.

Yesterday, they bounced back to thrash Hwange in a game which was as good as over in the first half.

“It was a good game from both sides but we got an edge by being able to convert our chances,” said Chitembwe. 

“Football becomes easy when you are able to score goals like was the case today.

“I am really happy but obviously we need to be consistent. 

“The guys implemented the game plan well and I am very happy.” 

Veteran striker William Manondo’s brace, sandwiched by Hastings Chapusha’s strike, ensured the full points for Makepekepe. 

They jumped from 13th to seventh on the table after taking their tally to 13 points, six behind leaders Highlanders. 

Chitembwe made some brave decisions by starting youngsters Junior Bunjira and Kingsley Mureremba with the move proving to be just what the doctor had ordered. 

Bunjira, who provided two assists at the same turf in Makepekepe’s 3-0 win over Greenfuel two weeks ago, was again in the thick of things, flighting a perfect cross that was scrambled home by Manondo with 11 minutes on the clock. 

He was again part of the process that produced Manondo’s second that came four minutes before the break when playing a one-two with Eric Manokore with the latter lofting the ball into the area for the striker to head home.

Chitembwe has masterminded three wins at Rufaro with Makepekepe able to score three goals in each of those ties.

Yet, Hwange should have broken the ice inside the opening five minutes but after shruggling off the defence, Prosper Mathe was hesitant for too long and allowed Manokore to recover and clear the lines. 

But, once CAPS got into the groove, there was no comeback for Hwange.

The home side started to enjoy every moment they had the ball in the attacking third and they could have scored more than just three goals had it not been for the brilliance of Hwange goalkeeper Bekimpilo Ncube.

Coach Nation Dube, whose job hangs in the balance after nine games without a victory, blamed it all on his shacky defence. 

“We conceded easy goals, we played well but our defence failed to deal with those crosses. 

“We could have picked a much more positive result had we been solid at the back. 

“We shuffled things around at the back and it worked in the second half.” 


CAPS United 

Tonderayi Mateyaunga, Hastings Chapusha, Eric Manokore, Bruce Kangwa, Godknows Murwira, Kingsley Mureremba, William Manondo (Jayden Bakari 85th min), Junior Bunjira (Tendai Matindife 78th min), Wayne Makuva (Blessing Sarupinda 85th min, Rodwell Chinyengetere (Innocent Zambezi 85th min), Ralph Kawondera (Courage Sithole 67th min) 


Bhekimpilo Ncube, Jofias Mumpande, Kelly Shiyandindi, Lukas Sibanda (Tawanda Shenje 50th min), Sebastian Moyo, Pritchard Mpelele, Tendai Muvuti (Marceline Mlilo 64th min), Solomon Sithole (Blessing Ngoma 50th min), Shephard Gadzikwa, Stephen Muvirimi (Mongameli Tshuma 64th min), Prosper Mathe

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