Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
CAPS United dropped crucial points after they drew 1-1 with relegation threatened side Herentals at the National Sports Stadium yesterday.
Herentals went ahead in the 47th minute through captain Blessing Majarira and the log leaders replied in the 56th minute through a Dominic Chungwa header.
CAPS United are still on top with two points separating them from second placed FC Platinum who won 2-1 over Ngezi Platinum at home.
Darlington Dodo, who was left disappointed by his team, said his boys didn’t play well.
“We didn’t play the way we wanted, we were blowing hot and cold. There were moments we were brilliant but then we would crumble.
“It was not really the game we wanted to be honest and I think we gave away two points which we could have gained to maintain the lead, “he said.
Makepekepe were poor and failed to put home the few chances they created.
Dodo blamed injury to some of his key players for the loss.
“The reason is with where the season is now, I don’t want to be a cry baby nut we have players who have been playing a big part in the team who are injured.
“And with some of the players who are coming in who were not playing are bound to make mistakes.
“There is a lot that will happen to the dynamics of the team in terms of those changes, so I think the injuries are actually playing a big part in the way we are playing.
“But all being equal we were not very bad and we can still regroup and get the result that we want, we just have to work more.
‘The way forward is to keep working hard, we are still at the top though the margin has been reduced but we still need to keep our focus,” he said.
Herentals Coach Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva said he was happy with the way his boys fought.
“It was important for us to get a point against a team that are chasing championship. I’m very delighted with the boy’s performance.
“Our opponents have more experienced players but we managed to stand the ground and came out with a point, though three points were going to be good for us.
“We should’ve won the game because we took the lead,” he said.