HARARE-based former champions Caps United return to premiership action tomorrow hoping to erase the grief that resulted from the tragic death of their three players with victory against Eiffel F
lats at Rimuka Stadium, Kadoma.
But the highlight of the weekend’s programme seems set for Rufaro Stadium on Sunday when Zimbabwe African competitions’ representatives, Dynamos and Amazulu clash.
Caps United had started the season on a typical high note with two straight victories against Black Rhinos and Njube Sundowns before midfielder Blessing Makunike, defender Gary Mashoko and veteran striker Shingirai Arlon, perished in a traffic accident.
Caps United coach Charles Mhlauri hopes his charges will forget the tragedy and return to winning ways tomorrow.
“We will have to be in the right frame of mind and forget about the tragedy to concentrate on playing good football,” said Mhlauri. “We have been working hard during the week trying to establish combinations. I am sure we will pick up from where we left after the Sundowns victory.”
Mhlauri will however have to do without veteran midfield workhorse Lloyd Chitembwe who is still nursing an injury sustained during the match against Sundowns.
Speedy forward Limited Chikafa will have to pass a late fitness test after picking up a knock during training on Wednesday.
Both Dynamos and Amazulu have their tails high following victories in continental assignments last weekend. They are both under pressure to collect maximum points, each having lost one of their two matches.
Dynamos’ opener was a disastrous 2-4 defeat by Zimbabwe Saints while AmaZulu were hammered 4-0 by a fired-up Shabanie Mine.
Usuthu edged Zimbabwe Saints 4-1 on Wednesday and the Dynamos match against Railstars yesterday was still underway by the time of going to press. Shabanie Mine seeks to consolidate pole position at home against Wankie on Sunday.