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Caps leave it to Allah

THEY have failed to conquer Highlanders in their last three league encounters, but champions Caps United believe this time round divine intervention will finally deliver them the maximum points when the giants clash at the National Sports

Stadium on Sunday.


A win for the defending champions against Highlanders may mean Caps’ bumpy march could lead them to their second consecutive title after all.


“What I can say is this is my Ramadan month, so let them come,” Caps owner Twine Phiri, who is a Muslim, told IndependentSport yesterday. “This time we have the faith that we’ll conquer them despite all the problems we have faced.”


Caps have been under the spotlight after six of their first-choice players deserted the team at the end of an ill-fated tour of the UK in August.

Criticism of their head coach Charles Mhlauri over his handling of the Warriors in their 1-5 drubbing away to Nigeria and Caps’ defeat to bottom-placed Eiffel Wildcats last have not made life easier for the champions.


They however recovered to subdue struggling rivals Dynamos 1-2 last Sunday.


Caps go into Sunday’s match leading second-placed Masvingo United by sevens points although the Harare giants have played a game less.


Tomorrow, Dynamos take their relegation battle to Mutare where they square up with Monomotapa at Sakubva. The defeat to rivals Caps last weekend left the Harare club in a tight spot.


DeMbare are lying third from bottom on the log, but just four points separate them from mid-table team Railstars.


Other Buddie PSL fixtures:

Tomorrow: Black Rhinos v Sundowns (Rufaro)

Sunday: Lancashire Steel v Buymore (Baghdad), Hwange v Shabanie Mine (Colliery), Chapungu v Motor Action (Ascot), Masvingo v Eiffel Wildcats (Mucheke). – Staff Writer.

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