18 November 2012

Zimbabwe: Caps United Beat Shabanie to End Season in Style

CAPS United ended the Premiership season in style, dispatching Shabanie Mine 2-0 in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Rufaro yesterday.

Goals in either half by Washington Pakamisa and former Warriors striker Shingi Kawondera ensured Makepekepe won their first match under Mkhupali Masuku.

It was the hosts who settled in the first half and Pakamisa thought he had scored after 22 minutes but his headed effort was ruled offside.

Pakamisa however, made sure to make his next attempt count after connecting Rahman Kutsanzira's cross with a thumping header to thrust the Green Machine ahead after the 40th minute.

Shabanie introduced top goalscorer Nelson Mazivisa after the breather to salvage something from a largely good season, but it was too late as Makepekepe had already dominated possession.

Leonard Fiyado could have made it two for Caps on 47 minutes but his shot skewed wide after meeting Tapiwa Khumbuyani's cross with finesse.

Kawondera, who came in for Pakamisa, had a cold reception from fans but silenced his critics 11 minutes from time.

Douglas Walaza made a mazy run on the left channel and picked Kawondera who unleashed an unstoppable shot past Victor Twaliki and his muted celebration said it all.

Makepekepe finished the league 10th on 39 points while the defeat ended Shabanie Mine's chances of a top position four finish, seeing them remaining at fifth p0sition with 46 points.


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