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CAPS United managed to secure a crucial victory over Sheasham in a tightly contested relegation battle at the National Sports Stadium.
The Green Machine registered consecutive wins for the first time in a while, registering an important three points against a team tied on 30 points with them before yesterday’s result.
The game started slowly, but CAPS United took control of the midfield with the duo of Devon Chafa and Rodwell Chafa controlling the tempo. Rodwell Chinyengetere headed home Eric Manokore’s cross in the 17th minute to give CAPS United the lead.
Sheasham tried to equalise, but were denied by goalkeeper, Ashley Rayners.
CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe appreciated his team’s splendid performance and highlighted the importance of the back-to-back wins in boosting their confidence going into the final matches.
“It was a good game of football, a game of two halves. We really dominated in the first half and created chances.
“We really played some good football. We were really prepared for this and they executed well stuff we did during training.
“In second half maybe we were nervous. We have not been in this position in recent games this season.
“Our mental aptitude is very important going forward as it brings confidence to the team.
“So these back-to-back wins are important to the team as they prove that we can still win matches. We have to build on that,” said Chitembwe.
Sheasham head coach Lizwe Sweswe felt that his charges were unlucky not to score and vowed to pick up maximum points in their remaining games to stay in the league.
“I think it was a tough game, they scored and we didn’t. The boys made some mistakes, but in the second half, we came good and were unlucky not to equalise.
“What is important is to keep the team in the league and I am confident it will happen. The guys are playing very well and are confident, and we now have to pick up maximum points in the remaining games,” he said.
CAPS United are on 33 points and can now start looking up the table with greater confidence.
Both teams now move on to their midweek fixtures.