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Mhlauri faces ex-paymaster

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HIGH-RIDING Caps United coach Charles Mhlauri meets his former club Amazulu on Sunday hoping to prove a point once again and move closer to winning the championship.

NT face=”Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>The clash between log leaders Caps United and Amazulu at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday could be another stage for Mhaluri to cement his name among the best coaches in the country.

Defending champions Amazulu, who are third on the log, have since slipped out of contention for the title. Usuthu visit Harare under the curse of a 4-1 drubbing by the log leaders in the reverse league fixture in August.

Caps will be hoping to bag all three points and lessen pressure on themselves for their last fixtures as second-placed Highlanders are not giving up on the chase as yet.

But the Makepekepe “Green Machine” only need six points to secure the championship and Usuthu are next on the firing line.

Once again the Green Machine will be driven by the outstanding trio of soccer star of the year finalists Cephas Chimedza, Raymond Undi and Zambian Ian Bakala, who had a good outing for his national team in the regional Cosafa Castle Cup final against Angola last week.

Other players expected to shine for Caps include defender Laughter Chilembe and captain David Sengu. Anchorman Tichaona Nyenda has recently emerged to be a polished commander of the midfield department since he replaced the injured Ashley Muza.

However, Makepekepe’s main worry is their twin strikers Brian Badza and Leonard Tsipa, who despite their work rates and pace have been failing to score.

Amazulu cannot be ruled out however. The champions have the material that can delay the popping of champagne corks in the Caps camp. Soccer star finalist Ronald Sibanda, his midfield colleague Vusumuzi Nyoni and strikers Sageby Sandaka and Norman Nkomani have the skill and experience to challenge Caps’ supremacy.

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