CAPS ARE STILL A BIG CLUB, SAYS DHLAKAMA

Langton Nyakwenda

RODWELL Dhlakama says CAPS United are still a big team despite the struggles the Green Machine struggling to make an impact in recent years.

Makepekepe have had yet another indifferent start to a season and have registered two wins and a draw from six outings.

The 2016 champions also look set to lose in the boardroom battle of their abandoned match against FC Platinum at Mandava, which was called off four minutes from time, due to a pitch invasion by some CAPS United hooligans, with the miners leading 1-0.

With six points from a possible 18, CAPS United have a 33 percent success/failure rate.

However, Green Fuel coach, Rodwell Dhlakama, says Makepekepe are still a big institution “by any measure of imagination.”

The veteran coach reckons that his youthful Green Fuel outfit “are a young and beautiful outfit with clear ambitions.”

CAPS United and Green Fuel clash at Rufaro this afternoon (kick-off 3pm)

Green Fuel have nine points from two wins and three draws but are yet to secure victory on the road this term.

“Playing in Harare, especially at Rufaro, is big motivation on its own since this is the ceremonial home of local football,” Dhlakama told Zimpapers Sport.

“We respect CAPS United as an institution, a big club by any measure of imagination, but we are Green Fuel, a young but beautiful team with lots of ambition,” said Dhlakama.

Their two league meetings last season produced six goals.

CAPS United won the first match 2-0 before the two teams drew 2-2 at the Green Fuel Arena in Chisumbanje.

“We must be smart to win against CAPS United,” said Dhlakama.

“They (CAPS United) are coming from a defeat, hence we are playing a team that is also wounded like us,” said Dhlakama, whose side dropped two points when being held goalless at home by Herentals last weekend.

“But, we are clear on our objectives this season, we want to improve the quality of our play and improve our overall position.”

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