Caps out to extend lead


Staff Writer

RUNAWAY log leaders Caps United return to the National Sports Stadium on Sunday for a match against Masvingo, with high hopes of extending their lead as the premiership ente

rs its 13th week.


The Charles Mhlauri-coach-ed side, with 34 points – nine points clear of second placed Shabanie has the material to romp to yet another convincing victory.


Indeed, professionalism seems to be paying dividends for Caps. Coaches Mhlauri and Norman Mapeza seem to have assembled an outfit that is unrivalled in the premiership.


The overlapping forays of captain David Sengu, the sleek passing of Ashley Muza, Artwell Mabhiza, Siza Khoza and Laughter Chilembwe as well as the scoring prowess of strikers Brian Badza and Leonard Tsipa have made Caps what it is today – invincible.


Reigning champions AmaZulu will testify to the strength of Caps after a thorough 4-1 hiding last week, the same as Wankie which had no reply to a four-goal salvo at its venerated Colliery Stadium on Sunday.


In Lloyd Hlahla and Ackim Muganyi, Masvingo however has material that could match Caps’ prowess and offer a thriller on Sunday.


While Makepekepe are riding high, bitter rivals Dynamos are struggling to find their feet.


Trailing Caps by 18 points, DeMbare travel to Rimuka on Sunday for a date with Eiffel Flats knowing well that anything short of a win will give Caps an unassailable advantage in the race for the championship.


Morale in DeMbare camp is at its lowest and this week hitman Clive Mwale defected to join the green-shirted outfit while reigning Castle Lager Coach of the Year Luke Masomere left Dynamos to join Sporting Lions.


In Bulawayo, third-placed High-landers entertain Wankie at Barbourfields on Sunday while Shabanie Mine hosts a rejuvenated Sporting Lions at Maglas. Lions, which posted only the second win of the season against Masvingo at the weekend, need to find a formula to avoid relegation. The Lions’ camp was however buoyed this week with the arrival of new coach Masomere.


Other PSL matches

Saturday

Sundowns vs Amazulu (Luveve) and Black Rhinos vs Kwekwe Cables

(Rufaro)

Sunday

Motor Action vs Zimbabwe Saints (Sakubva) and

Lancashire Steel vs Railstars (Baghdad).