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BAMUSI THE HERO Phineas Bamusi (right)


Sports Reporter

PHINEAS Bamusi played a true captain’s role to help CAPS United edge a battling Yadah Stars 1-0 in a Castle Lager Premiership match at the National Sports Stadium yesterday.

The speedy winger scored the only goal of the game as the Green Machine found a way to recover from last week’s shock defeat at the hands of Tenax at Sakubva.

Lloyd Chitembwe’s men had to complete the match with 10 men after central defender, Marshall Machazane, was sent off for a crude challenge on an opponent.

Chitembwe saluted his men’s performance.

“Good feelings about the game, I think all aspects, defensively and offensively (we did well),” he said.

“We are looking ahead to our next assignment.  And, we will try to reproduce what we did today.”

Yadah coach, Genesis Mangombe, said they will get back to the drawing board.

They came into the match with their confidence exploding after their victory over Herentals in their last match.

“We failed to concentrate and we conceded but it’s a game of football. We tried our best to come back but failed.

“We failed to use our chances, though, I think we really matched them with the way we played.

“Of course, we are going back to the drawing board and make sure we try to psyche up the boys and make sure we work on our mistakes and move on.

“We are playing Tenax in our next assignment, and we are going to prepare for that game and make sure we don’t make the mistakes we had in this game.”

Elsewhere, Highlanders came from two goals down, conceded in the first 11 minutes, to earn a point in a 2-2 draw against Cranborne Bullets at Barbourfields yesterday.

For the first time since Joel Luphahla was added to the Bosso dressing room, the Bulawayo giants conceded a goal in a match.

Highlanders conceded two quick goals, in the first 11 minutes, and were forced to make a tactical change, just after the half-hour mark.

The team soon launched their comeback, with the equaliser coming in the 77th minute, through Lynoth Chikuwa.

In another Matchday 11 encounter, Bulawayo Chiefs drew 0-0 against Manica Diamonds at Sakubva in Mutare.

The Ninjas are unbeaten, in two matches, since they made changes to their coaching team.

They brought in Thulani Sibanda, as an assistant coach, after firing two assistant coaches following a poor run.

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