Flame Lily … 0
CAPS United … (0) 1
BY MICHAEL MADYIRA
Dominic Chungwa saved a rather shoddy afternoon with an injury time strike that separated CAPS United from Flame Lily in a Premier Soccer League match at Lafarge yesterday.
Chungwa prodded home a Leonard Tsipa cross from the left wing to paint a fresh picture on the drab affair that had his coach Mark Mathe a subject of abuse from CAPS fans for the better part of the afternoon.
But it suddenly changed for Mathe when the goal finally came, after an out-of-sorts display, with the coach celebrating as if he had won the World Cup final.
“Yes this is a relief for me,” said Mathe.
“The fans were calling for my head all week but look, there was need to be patient. I understand their anger because they pay their hard-earned cash to watch football. We won but I am not impressed with the way we played.”
It was Mathe’s second victory in five matches since taking over from Mark Harrison and United were unmoved at seventh position despite collecting maximum points.
They also remained nine points below leaders Chicken Inn.
The result was the first defeat for Flame Lily coach Backleyfield Chiwenga who had for five straight games shared spoils.