Edmore Chafungamoyo headed in the priceless goal with 53 minutes on the clock off a Tapiwa Kumbuyani cross to ease pressure on coaches Sean Connor and Lloyd Chitembwe.
The victory saw CAPS United moving two places up the ladder with 11 points, five adrift of log leaders Highlanders who have two games in hand.
The team however missed a couple of chances, especially in the first half, with Rahman Kutsanzira, Washington Pakamisa and Evans Gwekwere being the chief culprits.
CAPS United’s victory follows last weeks 1-0 victory over a struggling Quelaton. CAPS United’s victims in yesterday’s match, Rangers, have only picked two points from eight matches and anchors the 16-team log standings.
Mike Madyira reports that Tarisai Rukanda struck in the second half to help Shabanie Mine bounce back to winning ways as Chinda Boys edged Black Mambas at Morris Depot yesterday.
The result saw Shabanie leaping three places up to third spot with 15 points while Mambas stretched their winless streak to six matches and remained second from bottom.
Sixteen minutes into the second half, Rukanda broke the deadlock when he rose high to head in an Eriah Phiri corner-kick. In a drab afternoon where fluent attacking play lacked from both sides, Shabanie were the first to make an attempt at goal just after five minutes when Johanne Chisunga’s low shot was cleared off the line by Mambas defender Sam Mutenheri.
Francis Kanda wasted another chance for the visitors in the 39th minute before Victor Twaliki, in goal for the asbestos miners, was forced to make a save by Andrew Musasa just before the breather.
Mambas almost got the equaliser in the 69th minute when Twaliki spilled a deceiving cross from Kumbirai Kapikinyu and had to thank the goal-post for saving his day.
Tawanda Tafirenyika reports that Monomotapa piled on the misery on struggling Quelaton with Makai Kawashu’s second half strike condemning the Bulawayo-based side to their sixth defeat of the season.
Quelaton remain third from bottom with only six points from seven matches in the campaign so far. Defender Zibusiso Sibanda gifted the former champions with the goal when he illegally brought down Kudakwashe Musharu in the penalty box as he charged towards goal after breaching the defence in the 49th minute. Harare referee Ruzive Ruzive justifiably pointed to the penalty spot and Kawashu stepped up to take responsibility — coolly converting the penalty.
Monomotapa could however, have defeated their opponents with a wide margin but wasted good chances. Six minutes into the match Mugoniwa Hillary missed a headed opportunity. Moments later, the visitors also had a good chance but defender Sibanda headed wide following a corner-kick.
However, in the 39th minute the premiership debutantes could have found the target when Amini Makiwa picked up a pass from Innocent Kutsanzira but was denied by Monomotapa goalkeeper Joram Muchambo with a classy stop.
Our Correspondent in Zvishavane reports that FC Platinum posted their first ever league victory over Gunners as they came from behind to beat Gunners 2-1 at Mandava yesterday.
Leonard Fiyado put Gunners in the lead as early as the 18th minute before big defender Norman Togara equalised for FC Platinum in the 38th minute.
Substitute Mitchell Katsvairo then scored the match winner with only two minutes into second half to seal a deserved victory for the Platinum miners.
The win saw Rahman gumbo’s man leaping to second position on the 16-member log table.
Dynamos v Chicken Inn (Rufaro), Hardbody v Harare City (Ascot), Buffaloes v Motor Action (Sakubva), Highlanders v Hwange (Barbourfields).