Eddie Chikamhi

Senior Sports Reporter

CAPS United reckon their days of misery are nearing an end after many of their key players are recovering from a spate of injuries which ravaged their camp in the last two months.

Makepekepe recorded as many as eight injuries to key personnel during the period.

The Green Machine travel to Gweru this Sunday to host Black Rhinos at their adopted Bata Stadium.

Coach Lloyd Chitembwe hopes to welcome more players from the casualty ward for this crucial stretch in the campaign.

Makepekepe last week welcomed back goalkeeper and captain Tonderai Mateyaunga after spending weeks on the sidelines with a knock.

Defender Lincoln Mangaira was also part of the starting team, having returned from a knock the previous week.

Utility man Kelvin Madzongwe, Phineas Bamusi, Ian Nyoni, Ben Musaka and Innocent Zambezi are still undergoing rehabilitation for varying knocks.

“Most of these guys are now doing light training,” said Chitembwe.

“So, we should have a clearer picture of the whole situation by Thursday (today).

“That’s probably when decisions will be made, as we get closer to the match day.”

Since the resumption, they lost five games, with defeats to Highlanders, Bulawayo Chiefs, Herentals, Manica Diamonds and Ngezi Platinum inflicting a huge blow to their campaign.

Chitembwe felt the goalless draw at Nyamhunga, and the recovery of some of their key players, could signal a turnaround of the results.

“Considering the situation that we have been in, I’m sure it’s quite a decent result. We have gone through a lot in the last two weeks.

“Almost eight players are out injured.

“CAPS United is just not an ordinary football club.

“Nothing less than a very good result, and when I talk of a good result it’s obviously a win, and nothing short of that is acceptable.”


Saturday: Bulawayo Chiefs v FC Platinum (Luveve), Sheasham v Hwange (Bata), Simba Bhora v Yadah Stars (Baobab), Cranborne Bullets v Dynamos (Nyamhunga), Herentals v Ngezi Platinum Stars (Mandava), Manica Diamonds Green Fuel (Gibbo)

Sunday: Highlanders v Chicken Inn (Barbourfields Stadium), Triangle United v ZPC Kariba (Gibbo), CAPS United Black Rhinos (Bata)

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