Kap­ini puts up splen­did per­for­mance for High­lands

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo

EC­CEN­TRIC for­mer High­landers and War­riors’ shot stopper Ta­puwa Kap­ini put up a top drawer per­for­mance that saw him save two penalty kicks inside 90 min­utes as his High­lands side made a win­ning de­but in the Absa Premier­ship on Tues­day. The in­spi­ra­tional Kap­ini made

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first save when he de­nied fel­low Zimbabwean Mar­shal Munetsi, on loan from Or­lando Pi­rates and now play­ing for Baroka United, be­fore deny­ing their skip­per Olaleng Shaku as High­lands cruised to a 2-1 win through goals from Z amb i a n Collins Mbe­suma and an­other Zimbabwean Charl­ton Mashumba. Munetsi had shot Baroka into the lead through a first half penalty. On a night in which Zim­bab­weans were on song, for­mer Chicken Inn for­ward Tendai Ndoro con­tin­ued with his rich vein of form as he scored two goals inside a minute to pro­pel Or­lando Pi­rates to a de­served 2-1 win over a stunned Ajax Cape Town. Ndoro took his goal tally to five in two matches, a mock­ery of the Zimbabwean sit­u­a­tion where some strik­ers have scored an equal num­ber of goals in 23 matches.

But it is the man-of-the-match per­for­mance by the for­mer High­landers goal­keeper Kap­ini that has si­lenced his crit­ics es­pe­cially af­ter he pub­licly con­demned the se­lec­tion cri­te­ria used for the War­riors with some claim­ing that he was jeal­ous and past his sale by date.

Kap­ini ques­tioned the con­tin­ued snub­bing of FC Plat­inum goal­keeper Pet­ros Mhari, one of the most outstanding goal­keep­ers in the coun­try in the last three years and ac­cused player in­ter­me­di­ary Gib­son Ma­hachi hav­ing an in­flu­ence in the se­lec­tion process since War­riors’ coach Cal­listo Pa­suwa was also un­der his stable. — @skhu­moyo2000. of

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