By Don Makanyanga
Harare, November 26, 2016 – THE curtain comes down on the 2016 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League this Saturday with Chapungu United coach John Nyikadzino wanting to be remembered as party spoiler for title aspirants Caps United.
The two sides square off in a potentially explosive match set for Ascot Stadium in Gweru Saturday.
Caps United sit at the summit of the log with 60 points to their credit and are two points ahead of second-placed FC Platinum who face Tsholotsho FC in Bulawayo same afternoon.
Nyikadzino told RadioVOP he was not looking too much into what the match meant to the Caps United family, choosing to concentrate instead on what the encounter meant to the air force side own supporters.
Chapungu’s season this year has not been as good as that of their opponents and has survived relegation by a whisker.
“I do not care what this match means for Caps United, but what I am concerned about is our fans that I feel we need to appease after a not so rosy season and we are not leaving anything to chance,” said the soft-spoken Chapungu coach.
“I am concerned with getting three points and nothing else and they should not expect us to give away the game.”
Despite facing a hungry Caps United prepared to run over anything that stands between them and the title, Nyikadzino warned their Harare opponents not to expect an easy stroll in the park.
Football pundits have said Caps United have a much easier task as compared FC Platinum who face relegation threatened Tsholotsho FC at Luveve.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Senior Cricket team popularly known as the Chevrons sneaked into the finals of the Blue Mountain Achilleion Cup ODI triangular series.
The Triangular series featured Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Zimbabwe had found themselves in a precarious position going into Friday’s match against the West Indies, as they needed nothing short of victory to book a place in the finals.
The cricket gods smiled on the hosts as they went on to win the match on a Duckworth–Lewis method (D/L), after heavy rains which pounded city of Bulawayo, in which they were five runs behind on the DL method.
The Duckworth–Lewis method is a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstances.
It is generally accepted to be the most accurate method of setting a target score.
Zimbabwe will face Sri-Lanka in the finals.