CAPS UNITED skipper Moses Muchenje says they will try to win every game as they want to finish in the top four in the Castle Lager Premier league championship race. Speaking at the club’s Press conference yesterday, flanked by coach Lloyd Chitembwe and Equatorial Guinea striker Antonio Fugo, Muchenje believes there is still everything to play for.
“This season has been of mixed fortunes and going towards these remaining nine matches we are just concentrating on picking maximum points in each and every game that we will play,” said Muchenje. “At the beginning of the season, we were aiming for the championship but, unfortunately, considering the position that we are lying on the table now, it is not possible.
“What we are aiming for now is to collect maximum points in each and every game we will play so that we finish in the top four. “To be a leader at CAPS United is a great achievement to me and as you know that armband has been worn by some of our soccer greats. So it has its values and for me I have to maintain those values.”
CAPS United will host bogey side Buffaloes at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
“CAPS United is a big team, so being a big team, as players and coaches we have a responsibility, in each and every game that we play, to make sure we come up with a very competitive team,” said Muchenje.
“Losing games is part of the game but our primary objective at this stage is to make sure we try and come up with a team that wins matches. “As long as we are focused towards trying to improve the team I am sure winning games would be achievable.” Chitembwe said he was working to improve some areas of the team.
“The whole idea is to try and improve the team in all aspects, that is the responsibility of the coach to make sure it improves, in midfield it is also the coach’s responsibility as well as finishing and defending. “It makes no sense for any coach at any level to try and improve the team in the aspects of scoring and suddenly forget about defending.
“So all we are trying to do is to try and create a balance between defending and getting goals. If we are to defend and score one goal we would be happy, the most important thing is to get a good result. “The players have applied themselves quiet professionally and I am happy, I think they are okay. But obviously, players are never perfect and no one is perfect, mistakes do happen and that is the reason why we are all here to try and lessen those mistakes.” Buffaloes coach Saul Chaminuka, who was once part of CAPS United dressing room, said they have pressure to get points.
“We are working very hard as we are in the relegation zone. You know when you are in that position, you live a life full of anxiety as you would just be thinking about relegation and how you can survive. “But in terms of preparations we have done our best and we are looking forward to doing well in the game,” he said.
Tomorrow: Harare City v Highlanders (Rufaro), Chicken Inn v ZPC Kariba (Luveve), FC Platinum v Dynamos (Mandava), Flame Lily v Hwange (Larfarge).
Sunday: Whawha v Triangle (Ascot),Dongo Sawmill v Chapungu (Vengere), CAPS United v Buffaloes (National Sports Stadium), Tsholotsho v How Mine (White City).