Sengu back, Choruwa still sidelined

Itai Dzamara

CAPS United utility player David Sengu, who has been nursing a knee injury, is expected to return to action on Sunday against his former club Motor Action in a Castle Lager Prem

ier Soccer League match.


One of the most reliable players in the Caps squad, Sengu has been out for over two months due to the injury he sustained during a match against Blue Swallows at Gwanzura Stadium.


In an interview with IndependentSport this week, Sengu confirmed that he had resumed training and would be ready for selection on Sunday.

“I have fully recovered and am ready for action. If selected I will feature in Sunday’s derby against Motor Action. I am raring to go.”


Sengu’s return should bring relief to Caps coach Fewdays Musonda, who lost vastly improved left back Gary Mashoko to injury three weeks ago.


Caps currently top the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League log and are hoping to clinch the championship after seven years living in the shadow of Highlanders and Dynamos.


A member of the Warriors team, Sengu missed out at the crucial moment of the maiden qualification for the 2004 African Nations Cup finals due to the injury.


In another development, Dynamos sensational striker Samson Choruwa’s return to the field of play this season is doubtful.


Choruwa, who underwent a knee operation in January, was expected to resume training in April but remains sidelined. He told IndependentSport this week that the injury was still giving him sleepless nights.


“The injury is still giving me problems and I haven’t managed to resume training since the operation in January. It would appear it is a more complicated problem,” Choruwa said.


The pint-sized dribbling wizard illuminated the local scene last year with his sublime skills but could not see out the season after sustaining the injury in October during a match against Masvingo United at Mucheke Stadium.


Meanwhile, Highlanders take their campaign for an unprecedented fifth consecutive Premier Soccer League title to Gweru for a date with Chapungu United at Ascot Stadium on Sunday.


Pressure is mounting on Bosso as a number of teams seek to dethrone the Bulawayo giants. Last week a tense clash with Sporting Lions ended goalless at Rufaro Stadium in Harare.


Although having started the season badly and tipped for relegation, Chapungu appear to have rediscovered their form and have what it takes to upset Bosso.


While Bosso will be seeking to edge closer to the summit of the log, leaders Caps will be battling to maintain their pole position against unpredictable Motor Action at the National Sports Stadium.


The precision of Caps strikers – Brain Badza, Walter Chuma and Limited Chikafa – could cause numerous problems for the Motor Action defence.

Former pacesetters AmaZulu, without a win in their last three matches and gradually disappearing from the championship race, take on Wankie at Luveve Stadium on Sunday.


Fixtures


Tomorrow: Black Rhinos v Kambuzuma United (Rufaro), Blue Swallows v

Dynamos (Gwanzura).


Sunday: Caps United v Motor Action (NSS), Chapungu v Highlanders (Ascot), AmaZulu v Wankie (Luveve), Shabanie Mine v Sporting Lions (Maglas).