Caps survive scare

Savious Kwinika

A BRACE by menacing Leonard Tsipa and two other goals from Limited Chikafa and Brian Badza saved defending champions Caps United from the jaws of defeat when they thrashed stubborn Railstars

4-2 in a thrilling Buddie Premier League encounter at Barbourfields yesterday.


Caps, who landed in Bulawayo 30 minutes before the scheduled kick-off time, played second fiddle to the more determined Railstars in the first half.


The hosts got their opener as early as the second minute when Reuben Mhlanga converted from the penalty spot. Kelvin Maseko made it 2-0 for the hosts in the 19th minute.


Caps pulled one back in the 42nd minute when Tsipa headed home from a Laughter Chilembe free-kick just outside the box. Tsipa then drew level for the visitors from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute.


Chikafa and Badza sealed victory for Caps with a goal apiece.