CAPS EXTEND LEAD
CAPS United moved five points clear at the top of the Castle Lager Premiership after a 2-1 win over Mushowani at Trojan yesterday.
Makepekepe’s win came after the other title contenders dropped pints on Saturday, putting them on an advantage once again.
Goals from Kelvin Ndebele and Godwin Goriyati either half were all the Harare giants needed to extend their lead, especially going into the match knowing very well that their rivals stumbled.
Darlington Dodo’s men now sit on 47 points while second placed Chicken Inn who were held to a 1-1 draw by Chapungu at Luveve are on 42 points.
Defending champions FC Platinum have the same number of points with Chicken Inn after playing a goalless draw against other contenders ZPC Kariba who have 41 points with nine games remaining.
Dodo, however, reiterates they are not concentrating on results elsewhere.
“We take that and we want to appreciate God for that but we need to remain humble, we need to keep working and keep focusing on our game like the way we’ve been doing.
“We’re not concentrating much on what is happening elsewhere but we are just doing what we know best and I want the boys to keep working, grinding results every week then we will see where it ends,” said Dodo.
Dodo described their opponents as ‘stubborn’ but sticking to their game plan helped them produce a positive result.
He, however, called for the need to convert chances especially early into the game to take full control of the game.
“Tough game, our opponents were stubborn but I think we played well.
“We got an early goal that’s what we wanted and if only we had converted one or two more chances that we created especially in the first half, we could’ve killed the game.
“But we left it until a bit too late but the fighting spirit we showed drove us,” he said.
Mushowani coach Newman Mashipe believes his boys did everything but it was not their day to jubilate.
He said they had meaningful chances in the first half which should have changed the complexion of the game if they were converted.
“I want to thank the boys for displaying some good football today. We did everything and created chances but we didn’t utilize some of them especially in the first half.
“I just feel it wasn’t our day but we played very well,” he said.
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