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Caps keep CAF Champions League hopes alive


Midweek delight ... Caps United coach Lloyd Chitembwe (centre) with his technical team

24/05/2017 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
 
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ZIMBABWE soccer champions Caps United kept alive their chances of a quarter final berth in the CAF Champions League Quarter Final berth with a 2-1 win over USM Alger of Algeria on a group B encounter played at the National Sports Stadium Wednesday.

A goal in each half by midfielder Ronald Chitiyo was enough to propel Makepekepe to their first win in the group stages of the competition after succumbing to a 0-2 defeat at the hands of El Ahly of Egypt in their first match two weeks ago.

Chitiyo opened the scoring early in the first half when he placed his effort through the left-hand corner after a goal mouth melee.

USM levelled terms in the 67th minute when defender Ayouba Abdelaoni headed home from a set piece just inside the Caps United half.

However, Chitiyo ended the match as a contest when he struck again in the 80th minute, firing home from close range after coolly dribbling past the defenders.


Caps United players celebrate after scoring on Wednesday

The Zimbabwe champions now sit on three points, the same as USM Alger who won their first match 3-0 against Al Ali Tripoli of Libya.

Both teams trail Zamalek of Egypt who lead the group with three points from two games.

The Egyptians thumped Makepekepe 2-0 in their opening match, before settling for a nil-all draw with Al Ali Tripoli.

Caps United will now next play Tripoli, the weakest team in the group on paper, home and away. They will then host Zamalek at home before travelling to USM Alger for their last group match.

The green machine will be hoping to collect at least four points against Tripoli to earn qualification to the next stage.

The top two teams will qualify for the quarter finals.



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