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Top 4 finish in sight as Caps sink Triangle

15/10/2017 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
Mr Goal ... Dominic Chungwa
 
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CAPS United enhanced their chances of a top four finish after dismissing a stubborn Triangle 1-0 in a Castle Larger Premier Soccer League (PSL) at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Dominic Chungwa scored the goal that made the difference after 74 minutes.

The veteran striker capitalised on a mistake by goalkeeper Tapiwa Chilenga who spilled a free kick by goalkeeper Edmore "Zikeeper" Sibanda and had the easiest task of prodding the ball into the nets to take his goal tally to 12 one ahead of rival Christian Ntouba Epoupa of Dynamos.

But the Green Machine could have won it comfortably had it not been for Chungwa who chose to shoot straight into the arms of goalkeeper Chilenga four minutes from full time instead of passing to his partner Abasirim Chidiebere who was unmarked and in better scoring position.

The forceful forward, sensing blood in his bid to win the Golden Boot award, now appears to want all the glory to himself, something that usually works against the team.

Chungwa had earlier, on 70 minutes, missed another good opportunity after Chidiebere’s shot was spilled by the goalkeeper. Chungwa was betrayed by his ball control after getting his timing right.

Triangle, however, threatened with some dangerous raids orchestrated by Lameck Nhamo. Veteran defender Guthrie Zhokinyu also had a free kick tipped over the bar by Sibanda at the stroke of the first half as Taurai Mangwiro’s men took the game to their opponents.

In the second half, Caps United, however, were the more dominant side and Hardlife Zvirekwi came close on 49 minutes, from a Phineas Bhamusi cross but his effort crashed against the upright post.

Chungwa, however, failed to do justice to the rebound.

The Green Machine posed a major threat after the introduction of Chidiebere who came in for Zvirekwi on 65 minutes as they launched wave after wave of attack in their opponents’ goal.

It did not really surprise when they went into the lead courtesy of Chungwa’s strike.

The victory lifted Caps United to fifth position on the league table with 45 points.



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