Caps United center forward Newman Sianchali’s header in the first half against Dynamos at National Sports Stadium was a thorn in the flesh to the Dynamos faithfuls who attended the match in a bid to throw spanners in Caps United campaign to win the league.
The inform Caps United Striker is stamping his authority in Makepekepe camp as he also scored a brace against ZPC Kariba at the ceremonial home of football, Rufaro stadium a fortnight ago
Caps United gaffer Darlington Dodo was happy with the result and he showered praises to his players for the great determination they showed against their bitter rivals.
“It was a very tough game, a tricky one considering this was a derby. I am very fortunate to be part of this. These players have made me proud. This is exactly what we as coaches demand; it’s the response we expect. These are games we envy to play. Grinding results against a team like Dynamos keeps their confidence growing in our next two matches,” Dodo said.
His counterpart in the dugout Tonderai Ndiraya also praised his charges for the performance but he bemoaned lack of concentration and lack of experience from the young stars .
“It was exciting, in the first half we started on the back foot, Caps put us under pressure, but we rediscovered ourselves in the second half and took the game to them. We lost concentration and conceded what I would say a soft goal, we might give it to the striker Sianchali — a beautiful header but I thought our defenders didn’t apply the basics of defending,” he said
Caps United fan Tafadzwa Willow Phiri was happy with the result and he is sure that Makepekepe have one hand already on the trophy.
“The boys played very well and as it stands right now we have one hand on the trophy, this win is a confident booster,” said Phiri.
Makepekepe kept a two-point hold at the top of the log standings going into the last two games of the season after nearest rivals FC Platinum were involved in their own 1-0 win over Chapungu at Ascot yesterday.
The third team in the battle to win the league Chicken Inn saw their campaign deviating off course in a shock defeat by relegation threatened Bulawayo Chiefs at Luveve stadium on Saturday.