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Caps United grill Rahman Gumbo's Chicken Inn
26/05/2016 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
Chicken Inn coach Rahman Gumbo
 
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VETERAN striker Leonard Tsipa defied age to score the winning goal as Caps United overcame a gritty Chicken 2-1in a thrilling Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Luveve Stadium on Wednesday.

United missing the services of key players Hardlife Zvirekwi and midfielder Tafadzwa Rusike dominated the first half in which they carved out good chances.

They were rewarded on 31minutes with former South Africa based forward Abbas Amidu bundling the ball into the net.

But their lead proved temporary with Rahman Gumbo's men refusing to be cowed into submission and levelled matters two minutes later through striker Edmore Chirambadare.

The visitors pressed forward in numbers in the second half and Tsipa found some pocket of space on 49 minutes to sew up the contest.

Chicken Inn, who had walloped Mutare City 3-1 last week in Gumbo's first match in charge, launched a series of attacks in search of an equaliser but the visitors denied them with some stoic defending.

The victory lifted Lloyd Chitembwe's Caps United to second position on the league table with 17 points while Highlanders, who were inactive with their high profile league match against old enemy Dynamos slated for Rufaro on Saturday, dropping to fifth position.

FC Platinum remain at the top with 19 points but could extend their lead at the summit with a victory over How Mine on Thursday.

Chicken Inn remain stuck on eighth position with 10 points.

In other matches played on Wednesday, Sunday Chidzambwa's ZPC Kariba edged Hwange 1-0 at Nyamhunga to claim third place with 15 points while David Mandigora's Triangle walloped Mutare City 3-1 to climb into fourth position on the league table.

Meanwhile bottom side Border Strikers finally remembered how to win after beating Tsholothso 1-0 their first win in eight starts.






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