14 May 2018
CAPS UNITED defender Dennis Dauda played with a running stomach in their 2-1 loss to Ngezi Platinum at National Sports Stadium yesterday.
For that reason, he came back for the second half when the match had already resumed and Ngezi Platinum added to his woes by introducing livewire Michael Charamba.
CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe said he had a running stomach and they were aware that he was to join the team late.
“He wasn’t feeling well, he had a running stomach and we had to leave him behind, we knew he would join the team a later,” he said.
Despite the tummy problem, Dauda managed to play the whole 90 minutes, with the coach describing him as someone who is comfortable with the ball.
To add to the stomach pains, speedy Charamba also gave him a torrid time.
Chitembwe also explained his defensive tactics that saw him making a last minute change just before kick-off, introducing Stephen Makatuka ahead of Justice Jangano.
Jangano got in the second half following an injury to Makatuka.
“I thought there were certain aspects of the game we wanted to address. Justice is more solid as compared to Steven and Dennis but as a coach you look at certain situations and in this case you feel Dennis would give us more leverage when we possess the ball and obviously not as solid as Justice.
“That other aspect of the game we thought Steven would give us, to give the right balance at central defence that there is solidity and someone more comfortable with ball. We later saw there wasn’t that solidity and we had to change,” he said.
Caps took the lead through John Zhuwawu before Ngezi equalised with Terrence Dzvukamanja and led through James Nguluve.