Tadious Manyepo 

Sports Reporter 

CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe is showing signs of investing trust in his youth brigade.

Against Hwange at Rufaro on Sunday, he threw the exciting Junior Bunjira into the Green Machine’s starting XI.

He also threw in former Cranborne Bullets midfielder, Kingsley Mureremba, into the fray. 

And, Muremba was, by far, the best player on show with his precise passing, sure tackles and intelligent off-the-ball running, catching the eye. 

Mureremba’s presence also manifested beautifully on his former Cranborne Bullets teammate Eric Manokore, who dished out arguably his best performance in a CAPS United shirt. 

The two were major components of the relegated army side last season, making it tough for opponents to find a way through the midfield. 

However, Manokore would cross to Makepekepe and Mureremba’s industry wasn’t just enough to save Cranborne Bullets from sliding into Division One. 

But, that combination has resurfaced at CAPS United with the two players showing on Sunday just how important they could be in the Harare giants’ search for silverware this season. 

With Manokore playing as a right full-back and Mureremba deployed deep in midfield, the former would frequently add the numbers in the middle of the park.

And, every time he did that, the latter would drift forward and Makepekepe always looked dangerous in the attacking third. 

Chitembwe was impressed by how Mureremba played in the 3-0 victory.

“I am really happy with how he (Mureremba) played. He is proving that he is an important part of the team and he did put up a good show,” said Chitembwe. 

“It was a good game overall but I am not very happy with how we are blowing hot and cold. 

“We need to be consistent.” 

And for Manokore, having his former teammate and friend at Makepekepe, is something to cheer about. 

“It feels good to play with Kingsley (Mureremba) again here at CAPS United. His energy and mobility always make it easy for teammates as he creates good passing options,” said Manokore. 

“For me, the understanding we have with Mureremba comes a long way. He is a good young lad who is level-headed and, hopefully, he reaches his full potential.” 

CAPS United have failed to string two wins in a row in 10 games. 

But, they will be hopeful of breaking that circle when they play Yadah at Rufaro on Saturday.

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