Caps United take on Malawi’s Big Bullets

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CAPS United will take on Malawian champions Big Bullets in the Zambezi Cup final scheduled for Thursday in Blantyre.
The Green Machine had their team split in two with one side staying at home to participate in the Bob 91 Super Cup while the other group left for Malawi on Friday to defend the Zambezi Cup which they won last year.
The team which left for Malawi is under the guidance of assistant coach Brenna Msiska and Fungai Tostao Kwashi with head coach Mark Harrison staying behind to take charge of the Bob 91 Super Cup.
Winners of the Zambezi Cup will walk away with three million kwacha (US$7,000) while the losing team will get one million Kwacha (US$2,300).
The Harare giants had a warm-up international friendly against Malawi’s Silver Strikers at on Sunday with the visitors powering to a 2-0 win courtesy of a brace by Malawi international midfielder Gerald Phiri who is on the books of Caps United after signing for them last term.
Defender GerogeNyirenda and striker Ishmael Thindwa are the other Malawians in this Caps United squad after also signing on last term. They are also the key players expected to help the Green Machine defend the title they won last year.
On their way to winning the tournament last year, Caps United beat Silver Strikers 5-4 on penalties after the match had ended in a 1-1 stalemate in the semi-finals.
Thindwa scored in the 1-1 draw before scoring the winning goal in the final against Mighty Wanderers which was the only goal of the match.
United however, now have a completely different team to the one that played in that tournament last year with the Malawians being the only players who took part last year.
Some of the new players who travelled to Malawi include former Chicken Inn defender Charles Mutero, youth players Rodwell Mhlanga, TinotendaMuskwe, Blessing Nyamuzihwa and Clive Sibanda among others.
Msiska has expressed confidence they will successfully defend the title.
“We are not going there for a holiday. We want to go and defend the cup and with the team we have, we are confident we will bring the cup to Harare,” said Msiska.Advertisement