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Caps blow golden chance

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Shabanie ……………. 0
Caps United ..……. .0

ALLIEWAY NYONI
OWN CORRESPONDENT

CAPS United wasted a good opportunity of topping the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League log standings when they were held by Shabanie Mine at Maglas Stadium yesterday.

Their trip was doomed from the start for the Harare team with reports that two players — Ronald Pfumbidzai and Stephen Makatuka refused to travel for the match in protest over allowances. Striker Dominic Chungwa also missed the trip because of an injury and so was the suspended Charles Mukanhaire.

It appeared the off field problems affected the visiting team as it was Shabanie Mine who were dominant in the match and created the better chances, which they, however, failed to convert.

After watching his side dropping the two points at home, Shabanie Mine coach John Phiri in his post-match interview, threatened he would resign if his team lost in their next fixture at Chicken Inn.

Phiri seemed to be frustrated by the team’s recent results.

They have failed to pick maximum points in the last seven matches.

The Zvishavane based team is currently sitting on 13th position with 27 points.

Caps coach Taurai Mangwiro was a happy man getting a point.

“We did not play according to plan and Shabanie were a better team, I but am happy to collect a point away from home,” Mangwiro said.

Phiri was naturally disappointed by the result.

He blamed the match day officials for the draw.

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