Snodia Mikiri, Sports Reporter
HARARE City coach Lloyd Chitembwe is optimistic of a positive result when he faces his former team CAPS United at Rufaro tomorrow.
City will be without skipper Marshall Machazane, Ishmael Wadi and Moses Muchenje.
It will be an emotional match for Chitembwe who will be playing against his former pay masters.
“No injury worries except for Marshal Machazane who is out, he was excused, and he had some family issues to attend to.
“He will be back before our next assignment.
“Moses (Muchenje) is out due to suspension. He accumulated three yellow cards and that automatically means he is not available for the CAPS game.
“Wadi (Ishmael) is out too, after being red carded in our last outing against Black Rhinos,” said Chitembwe.
He said missing his three regulars is not an excuse.
“It’s not an excuse, there is a reason to why these players are unavailable.
“I am sure it also gives an opportunity to other players to showcase what they can bring on the table.
“The most important thing for me is to go out there and play with our targets in mind. We had enough time to prepare for this match,” he added.
Chitembwe said he is grateful for what CAPS have done for him.
“Very happy, (the game is) emotion in the sense that its one club I have managed to achieve so much with.
“It is also one club that has given me a platform in the aspects of coaching and playing.
“I am grateful to the football club. We had special players with the players especially the ones that are there.
“Even the defense I respect them so much. They are probably the reason I have come this far in my career,” he said.
“But I also think I have a duty, a very special responsibility as Harare City coach. I am looking forward to the encounter.
“City have showed so much appreciation in my work and they have a very special team. Special in the sense that they are coach able.
“The sky is only the limit, we want to try and achieve what we have set for ourselves. Especially this season to try and avoid the chop.
“I certainly believe it’s within reach, it can be attained,” added Chitembwe.