Bantu Rovers ……..0
Caps United ……….0
CAPS United coach Taurai Mangwiro has challenged club owner Twine Phiri and his board to resolve the problems besetting the club after his charges arrived in Bulawayo yesterday morning ahead of their goalless draw against Bantu Rovers at Hartsfield Grounds.
After travelling overnight from Harare due to a financial dispute with club management, arriving in Bulawayo early in the morning and playing with 10 men, this was certainly a hard-fought point for Caps United.
Defender Stephen Makatuka was shown a straight red card by referee Mlindeli Ndebele when he lunged onto Bantu Rovers striker Lenience Mpofu in the 37th minute after missing the ball in his own half.
Mpofu had to be treated outside the field of play for seven minutes before he returned to the game.
“I thought the guys gave it a fight despite the challenges we are facing that led to the travel arrangements.
“The handicap was playing with a man down,” Mangwiro said.
“I would not want to be travelling with players that are not motivated and as long as the problems bedevilling the club are not addressed, we will always have challenges. I would like to urge the leadership to play their part.
“I have talked to the boys and told them that it’s not just at Caps United but it’s the economy of the country.”
He took heart from the hundreds of team’s fans who came to watch the match.
After the draw, Caps United are on 38 points and still on position four. Mangwiro said it was good that they were still on track for the championship.