ZIMBABWE only team in the Caf Champions League group stages Caps United, went through a bad patch for the first time over the past weekend, when they lost with two 1-0 margins to Dynamos and Platinum FC, in the Independence Trophy on Sunday and Tuesday respectively.
But despite those two loses, coach Lloyd Chitembwe still believes the team is on a good run and they are ready for the league, as well as the Champions League games.
Speaking during the team’s press conference, Chitembwe said they are not reading too much into those two defeats in the Independence Trophy.
“I’m not looking at those (defeats) because in terms of our priorities, I don’t think those games, including the charity game, were amongst what we desire to have this season. “We set our targets for the Champions League, as well as the domestic league, and not necessarily in these invitational tournaments.
“Winning league games, as well as a good run in the Champions League, is where our focus and targets lie. We will play no less than 60 games, in less than nine months, which is huge, compared to the rest of the teams, who are going to play a maximum of 32 games.
“We have to be sensible in terms of managing these games. Not all of the best players are going to play in all those matches, so we need to manage this kind of situation, but I’m happy with what I saw and I’m sure we have a good team that can compete,” Chitembwe concluded.