IN-FORM striker John Zhuwao was the hero for CAPS United as his second half header was enough to secure all three points for the Green Machine and add more misery for struggling Bulawayo City in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League encounter at the National Sports Stadium yesterday.
BY GARISH PHIRI
Zhuwawo’s 57th minute header from a superb cross from strike partner Simba Nhivi hit the underside of the crossbar before beating Bulawayo City goalkeeper Wellington Muuya, who had no chance to stop it.
While Zhuwawo was the match winner, CAPS United’s best player was Peter “Rio” Moyo as he changed the complexion of the game in the hosts’ favour after he was introduced in the 40th minute replacing Brian Muzondiwa.
Nelson Matongerere, the CAPS United technical director, was pleased with his team’s performance.
“We regrouped after the Mutare City game, as I told you in every game you pick up positives and negatives. We went and rectified our mistakes and I am happy today we have come back” he said.
Bulawayo City coach Amini Soma Phiri was furious after his team failed to capitalise on a glut of chances that they had in the first half.
“We were playing wonderful football, but sadly we lost at the end, they scored a lucky goal. CAPS themselves even know they were not in the game, we outplayed them in the first half we could have scored three goals. Those missed chances cost us a lot. In a game if you don’t score you got a problem because goals win games.” he said.
CAPS United: C Mverechena, J Jangano, V Musarurwa, C Munzambwa, G Goriyati, D Mukandi, K Nyamupfukudza, Joel Ngodzo (W Mutasa 58), B Muzondiwa (P Moyo 40′) J Zhuwawu, S Nhivi.
Bulawayo City: W Muuya, Z Ngodzo, Z Sibanda, H Ncube, E Mudzingwa, T Tavengwa, I Kutsanzira (C Ncube 65), T January, S Ndlovu (R Pavari), T Banda (C Ncube 66), I Wadi