Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
Ronald ‘Rooney’ Chitiyo said he is back after scoring the winning goal for CAPS United in their 3-2 win over Mushowani at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Chitiyo, who has been sidelined for almost two years due to an injury, said scoring after such a long time makes him happy.
“I am happy to have scored, it feels great to finally score and to be back after that long. It feels great knowing that you led your team to victory.
“That goal has motivated me and it’s a confidence booster,” he said.
Chitiyo played his third match of the season on Sunday coming in as a second half substitute replacing Spender Masunda in the 47th minute.
He had played five minutes in his first game and 15 in his second game.
“It’s not easy to just start playing when you haven’t been for almost two years. Obviously you don’t just come and get game time.
“Because you have to look at the fitness levels, I had to be fit first. But I am getting there.
“And regarding this season I can’t promise much but I will try to do my best, hopefully score more goals,” he said.
He heaped praise on coach Lloyd Chitembwe and everyone at the team for their support.
“I just want to thank the coach Lloyd Chitembwe, my team mates, technical team, the board and our fans for the support they have given me.
“The trust they have in me because it’s not easy for people to trust you after what had happened.
“They trusted me and believed that I can do it. I just want to thank them. And I want to say that I am very proud to be associated with such a brand.”
CAPS United are back on top of the standings with 19 points and have managed a good run losing once and also drew once in eight games.
The former Dynamos star said though it is too early to talk of league triumph, they are hopeful of being crowned this year’s champions.
“It’s too early to say that but as a big team we play for silverwares.
“And that’s our main goal, this season,” he said.