Caps United visit Chapungu’s fortress Ascot

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CAPS United face a difficult trip to fortress Ascot Stadium on Sunday hoping to turn around their fortunes following a spate of indifferent results in their recent matches.
The Green Machine have struggled to get the envisaged goals especially at home which has not been their favourite hunting ground.
They have drawn their last two matches against Tsholotsho and Dongo Saw Mill at the National Sports Stadium.
Their strikers failed to score in a -0-0 draw against Dongo having managed just one goal in the 1-1 draw against Tsholotsho.
And as they travel to Ascot, Caps will be hoping to get the stubbornly elusive goals.
But then again coach, Mark Mathe, is worried that Chapungu have turned Ascot into a fortress in the past two months in which they have not been beaten.
“They have not lost at Ascot for the past two months.
“They have turned it into a fortress and we expect a very tough encounter. But we are going there for the fight. We desperately need a win,” said Mathe.
Caps United have won just one match in their last five matches, a 1-0 win over Flame Lilly; a run that has been met with disapproval from the hard to please supporters.
But striker Leonard Tsipa appealed for patience, insisting the goals will come.
“As players, we are paid for a win and not a draw so we must win and I believe the goals will start coming.
“We need our supporters; they must not throw in the towel,” said Tsipa.
United are however fretting over the fitness of three key players – Dominic Mukandi, George Nyirenda and Valentine Musarurwa – as they travel to Ascot.
The Green Machine are in seventh place on the league table with 30 points, 10 adrift of the leaders.