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The result saw the two teams swapping positions with CAPS United now on top of the 16-team league and coach Moses Chunga was ecstatic after the match. Green Machine and Chicken Inn are tied on thirteen points but have superior goal difference of one goal.

Who can blame head coach Moses Chunga for showing his excitement, for two weeks ago, he suffered the wrath of the team’s fans after losing to Blue Ribbon and last week had to endure a torrent of insults again from the team’s fans after the draw against Mambas.

“It is a good thing that the team finally remembered how to win. The team played very well, but it was a very difficult game for us.

“I do not mind them insulting me after their team lost because they pay their hard earned  money to watch their team winning,” said Chunga, who has a love and hate relationship with the fans.

Chicken Inn, who were playing as if they were being intimidated by the imposing environs of the National Sports Stadium, could have lost the match by a wider margin had it not been for CAPS United strikers who were shy in front of goal.

One would have been forgiven for thinking that they are anchoring the log standings instead of being the log leaders going into the match.

They really troubled the CAPS United rear guard and their strikers ran out of ideas every time they venture into the CAPS United half.

CAPS United started the match on the stronger footing bossing the midfield with Pride Tafirenyika in top form opening up for striker Gwekwerere giving the ageing duo of Skhumbuzo Banda and Hebert Dick a torrid time.

Charles Chiutsa, who was partnering Gwekwerere in the absence of Sithole could have found the opener as early as the second minute, but shot weakly at Chirava.

Barely three minutes later, Gwekwerere, who gave Dick a terrible time upfront held his head in disbelief as his effort from close range was off the mark.

Midway through the first half, Joel Luphahla made a good run on the left before letting loose a screamer that was way over the bar.

The visitors barely trouble the CAPS United rear guard and the usually reliable Thomas Chimenya and Canaan Nkomo showed flashes of brilliance, but their efforts were not being complemented.

Zikipa also tried his luck on three occasions from set pieces, but all his effort were in vain.

The visitors were good in most of the departments, but their defence proved to be the biggest let down.

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