Chitembwe Says League Title Still Out Of Grasp For Caps

By Don Makanyanga

Harare, September 26, 2016 – CAPS UNITED head coach Lloyd Chitembwe believes the destiny of the 2016 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League was not in their hands, even when the Harare side trails log leaders FC Platinum with a single point with 15 points left to play for before the end of the season.

Speaking after watching his side edge How Mine by 3-2 at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday, Chitembwe said they would nonetheless not give up the chase for their first premier league title since 2005.

“It’s important that we try to win games and keep the pressure on the leaders and if they continue winning games, in as much as we hope to win ours, then we can say they are deserving champions but we are not concerned with their performance,” said the former Warriors linkman.

“It has always been our ambition to win the league championship but with this situation that we find ourselves in, there is no reason that we can believe we can win it,” he said.

The Harare giants have amassed 50 points with 25 matches having been played so far and remain number 2 on the premiership log standings.

They are also wary of the dangers posed by third placed Highlanders who are only three points behind them.

The three teams are seen as the only ones still in with a realistic chance of clinching the league title as the race reaches home stretch.

Meanwhile, Chitembwe expressed dismay as the unruly behaviour by some Caps United fans who threw missiles during a nervy finish to the trilling encounter.

“It very unfortunate that some of our supporters are behaving like that and I don’t think that is what football is meant for,” he said


“The whole idea is to create friendship and I feel that is why it was invented and I am not happy with that kind of behaviour.”