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Whither to Caps United?

Fungai Muderere
THE Titanic sank but we are stronger than that!

In the words of an unlikely source – at least according to the hierarchy at Caps United – were the sentiments of Makepekepe assistant coach Fungai Kwashi when he encouraged the Green Machine family to stick together against all adversity.

It’s been an uphill task for Makepekepe as they try to regain their status as the dominant force in local football after a bad experience in the African Safari.

Naturally, when the going gets tough in Africa, it’s time for consolation on the local front.

However, life in the local top flight has proven to be a different ball game altogether for the boys in green.

“We just need to remain united as we are called Caps United. We are going to come out of this bad patch. We are not under any pressure.

“We only have an intrinsic wish to do well because as a club we have a lot to protect. We have to keep on working hard,” said Kwashi.

The “never say never” motto is now part of the Green Machine.

“We have to believe in ourselves and we should never give up. We just need a single win and everything will be fine,” added the former Makepekepe player whose charges finally tamed an ugly run of five winless matches after they edged ZPC Kariba 1-0 last weekend.

Before the famous win, the Hardlife Zvirekwi-captained side was smarting from a 3-1 defeat at the hands of red-hot Chicken Inn.

Zimbabwe’s defending league champions are seated deep in relegation zone.

Interestingly, in Zimbabwean football circles there is a joke that goes around that winning the Premier Soccer League is a “sign” that a club is on its way to relegation or total collapse.

And the question is:  Have the football gods turned against the former Zimbabwe Cup Kings?

Answer: Only time will tell.