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CAPS boot Dynamos out from ZNA Charity Shield

27/02/2017 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter

CAPS United reasserted their dominance over bitter rivals Dynamos with a 3-1 victory to storm into the final of the ZNA Charity Shield at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

An own goal by Dynamos following a free kick by Simba Nhivi on the edge of the area thrust Caps United into the lead on 26 minutes.

After the goal, Caps United were in control and on 30 minutes they were 2-0 up with veteran striker Leonard Tsipa leaping highest to plant a firm a header into the nets with the Dynamos defence guilty of ball watching.

Dynamos however, pulled one back two minutes later when Denver Mukamba intercepted a poor back pass by Valentine Musarurwa to fire past United goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda.

But Caps United, who went into the match needing a confidence booster ahead of their show down with DRC champions TP Mazembe whom they meet in the first leg, first round of the African Champions League away next weekend, added the third on 86 minutes through substitute Dominic Chungwa who came in for the injured Tsipa.

Dynamos fielded several new players while Caps United had most of their regulars in the team and in the end it was experience that triumphed over youth.

Lloyd Chitembwe was happy with the victory as he prepares for the trip to TP Mazembe.

 “It’s good for us. Football is about goals and we are happy. Last week we scored two and today we scored three and we are happy.

“It’s not just about Dynamos but just to get the opportunity to play a match is valuable for us as we prepare for TP Mazembe,” said Chitembwe.

His counterpart Lloyd Mutsa said it was unfortunate that they lost the match. But he drew some positives from the match.

“It’s unfortunate that we lost the match. But we are looking at the bigger picture,” said Mutasa.

“We drew some positives from it (the match) and in terms of match fitness the guys are almost 90% and I am sure by the 1st of April we will be ready. Its work in progress, the team is gelling.”


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