STRUGGLING Caps United provided hope for their restive fans with a deserved 2-1 victory over title contenders FC Platinum in a thrilling encounter at Rufaro on Wednesday.
A goal each by Dominic Chungwa and Stephen Makatuka in the first half ensured the Green Machine bagged maximum points bringing their tally to seven points in the last three matches.
Assistant coach Mark Mathe said: “We are happy to get the three points. But firstly I want to acknowledge the contest that was there; the resistance FC Platinum provided.
They were actually on top of the situation in the first half but we are happy we showed character to win the match. We have garnered three points and the belief is coming back now and our aim now is to claw up the ladder in our next match,” said Mathe.
FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza said they were still very much in the race despite the defeat.
“Our defending on set pieces was not up to scratch. In our past games we have been conceding on set pieces. The organisation and concentration was not there. But we are not out of it yet because Caps are yet to come to Mandava and Dynamos are still to play Ngezi. We are still within reach,” said Mapeza.
The match started on a high tempo with both teams showing a lot of verve.
Caps United missed a great opportunity after five minutes with John Zhuwawo unleashing a thunderous shot which crashed against the cross bar.
Victory loop … Caps United players celebrating