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Relegation-threatened Byo City drop points against Caps United

20/11/2017 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter

BULAWAYO City dropped two crucial points in a Castle Lager Premiership 0-0 draw against a lacklustre Caps United at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Mandla Mpofu’s men showed so much verve in their battle to avoid relegation and carved out good chances against the Harare giants who appeared to lack the desire to win the match.

The Green Machine were so poor that they could not get a shot on target in the first half with their first shot on target coming on 64 minutes from a speculative effort by midfielder Devon Chafa.

The visitors however, threatened on several occasions with Bhekimpilo Ncube and Moyo Mkhululi coming close in the first half. Although they dominated their opponents, they however, failed to convert their chances and could only collect a point in the end.

The point, however enhanced their chances of survival as they can still survive the chop if they win their final match against already relegated Bantu Rovers.

With Harare City falling to Hwange in another match, Bulawayo City are in fourth position from the bottom with 36 points and will need to win their last match against Bantu and hope that Hwange falter for them to survive.

On the other hand, Caps United now have 57 points, four behind fourth placed Chicken Inn meaning they are out of contention for a top four as they can only finish on 60 points if they win their remaining match against Highlanders.

Mpofu predicted a tough match against Bantu describing them as one of the best teams in the league despite having already been relegated.

“I am not happy with the way we lost the opportunities we got, but the only thing I can control is our final game against Bantu. That will be very difficult,” he said.

“For all the games we have played, this will be one of the biggest games and I will try to channel our energies on the Bantu game. They are out but, those youngsters are unbelievable; it’s one of the best teams.”

Caps United assistant coach Mark Mathe admitted that they did not play well.

“It was a difficult match compare to last week,” he said.

“We didn’t create enough chances, we didn’t do enough but look we have done very well this season and we will take the point and focus on our last match against Highlanders.”


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