Fiona Ruzha and Blessing Malinganiza
. . . Chitembwe happy in defeat
Coach Lloyd Chitembwe said CAPS United’s 2-1 defeat to Chapungu at the National Sports Stadium yesterday is one he takes with pride.
Gabriel Nyoni scored the opener for CAPS in the 19th minute before Brighton Mugoko equalized for Chapungu on the stroke of half time.
Patrick Kumbula then sealed the win for Chapungu midway through the second half. Ian Moyo set up both Chapungu goals with a remarkable display.
Makepekepe lost for the first time this season to the Gweru side who have emerged as a surprise package after seven rounds of fixtures so far.
The Green Machine are eyeing the championship and have been in form but Waru Waru gave them a rude awakening as they found it difficult to breach their opponents’ defense at the National Sports Stadium.
Chitembwe said his boys’ performance was very good though they lacked concentration in the first half.
“The performances have been excellent. Even today, the performance was really good especially in the second half.
“In the first half, our start was rather slow. We were a bit casual but later on in the second half the boys realised the importance of this match.
“At the end of the day what matters is making sure we control certain crucial moments.
“So I am happy with the application especially in the second half, they gave their all,” he said.
“This is one result I personally take with a lot of pride even going forward.
“We had gone for six games without a loss, very good five wins and a draw.”
Chapungu assistant coach Clement Mudavi was ecstatic and hailed forward Ian Moyo, who created their two goals as outstanding.
“I am happy with the performance, players and also happy with the commitment. Moyo’s performance was great, we hope and pray that he keeps on giving us that form, we will end on a good note.
“We had a game plan and it was to cut their supply. And l am sure that our guys did well in cutting the supply line from the midfield and defense. We knew Method Mwanjali will be making all those passes so we wanted to limit those passes.
“It was part of the game plan and l think we succeeded,” he said.