Harare City fell miserable Caps
Harare City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Caps United. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 HARARE CITY booked their fourth Chibuku Super Cup final appearance and second one on the bounce after outplaying a miserable Caps United at Rufaro yesterday.
The tournament’s all-time top scorer William “Mr Chibuku” Manondo netted to seal it for the Sunshine Boys, who had taken an early lead through former Caps United man Moses Muchenje.
Makepekepe pulled one back four minutes from time through Joel “Josta” Ngodzo but Harare City hung on for another famous Chibuku Super Cup victory.
Mark Harrison’s side have now made it four out of five final appearances since the Chibuku Super Cup was reintroduced in 2014.
Harare City controversially lost to FC Platinum in the 2014 edition before winning it in 2015 by beating Dynamos.
They did not make the final in 2016 when Ngezi Platinum Stars won the trophy but bounced back last season and reclaimed the Cup at the expense of How Mine.
This year they are back in the final again courtesy of Much en je and Ma non do’ s strikes.
Muchenje punished his former side with a poweful strike in the sixth minute after he was set up by Manondo.
Manondo then turned from provider to scorer, wrapping it up in the 69th minute as he moved to 13 Chibuku Super Cup goals.
The City forward believes Lady Luck always smiles on him when he plays in a Chibuku contest.
“I always feel confident and have this belief that I will score in the Chibuku Super Cup. I put the same effort when I am playing in a league match. Maybe I am just lucky with this Cup,” he said. Ngodzo scored Caps United’s consolation in the 86th minute as Makepekepe mounted a late surge, but the Sunshine Boys stood their ground. Makepekepe coach Lloyd Chitembwe, who has hoped to see his boys fired up after losing three games in a row going into this semi-final, was naturally disappointed.
“Obviously it’s very disappointing, naturally we are disappointed I can share
“I think we were superb in the first half and created a lot of chances and we could have been 3 or 4 up by the end of the first half” — Mark Harrison
the feelings with everyone. As a coach it’s about taking responsibility and I am taking full responsibility but what’s disappointing is the fact that it has been the same story, we are failing to convert chances,” he said.
“I felt we could have done more in this competition to atone for what we have done this season in the Premier League but it was never to be.”
Harare City: R Harrison, H Chap us ha, TC him w em we, M Much enje(TPio,83’ ),W Manondo, PM pele le, L Muyambo (TS am anja,67’ ),RUc hen a, T Tumba, KM us ha ru, MG a ki( I Wadi,60’)
Caps United: CM vere chen a,JJ an ga no, CMunzabwa (KN deb ele,43’ ),S Makatuka, MM wanja le, CK am ha pa( H Zvirekwi, 43’), KN y am upfu ku dz a,JNgodzo,VM us ar urwa, JZhuwa wu( MK ats va iro ,88’), MN cube