21 August 2017

. . . CAPS revival continues

Dominic Chungwa scored twice as champions CAPS United thumped Ngezi Platinum Stars 3-0

NGEZI Platinum were given a taste of their own medicine in the most brutal ways at Rufaro on Sunday.

CAPS United showed why they are the champions, scoring three past the best scoring team in the Premiership.

Dominic Chungwa grabbed a brace while John Zhuwawu scored his debut Premiership goal.

Ngezi, who had scored 14 in their previous four games, did not show up as their good run came to a screeching end.

John Zhuwawu celebrates after scoring his debut Premiership goal

And Ndiraya put up a brave face after the game, admitting that the champions stamped their authority.

“I must give credit to CAPS United,” said Ndiraya. “They were more determined than us. I think we saw from the first whistle how they were fighting for every ball. I thought they came into the game wanting it more than we did.”

He added: “My team just did not come to the party today (Sunday) and they were always second to the ball. So this is it. We have lost three points away from home, which is something expected.

“CAPS United are the defending champions and our approach going into the game was not good at all.

We have lost. We live to fight another day and all credit goes to CAPS United.

“The way they played today (Sunday) and the way they went about their business today (Sunday), I thought they were more hungry and determined than us. We need to fight another day and our next challenge is Highlanders at home.

“We just need to go back and reorganise ourselves better. We will then be able to get back to where we were. And hopefully we will get a result.”

Tonderai Ndiraya admits CAPS United were more determined than his side

CAPS showed they have not lost any of their qualities and they could just make one of the greatest comeback stories in the Premiership.

And not even tactical adjustments by Ngezi could change the game.

Ngezi were forced to pull out defender Edgar Tapera early and introduced an attacker Donald Teguru.

Dominic Chungwa was outstanding  for CAPS United, scoring twice

“Look, we were playing with three defenders at the back. And if you realise, I think we conceded the three goals from the center.

“So the extra man we had at the back was not giving us what we wanted. So it was just a matter of adding more men in attack and we had to leave Patson Jaure and Godknows as the twin center backs.

“We had to push Donald Teguru to the right. In simple terms, we switched from 3-4-3 to 4-3-3. We had to put Tichaona Mabvura into central midfield while Teguru and Dzvukamanja were providing us with the width.

“We were two goals down and we needed a quick reaction and a quick reaction was to add more men in attack to try and come back into the game. Unfortunately the plan did not work because we did not create meaningful chances after that,” said Ndiraya.

Ngezi are now second on 43 points after this weekend’s round of matches. Chicken Inn are the log leaders with 45 points after their 1-0 win over Black Rhinos on Saturday.