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Abbas Amidu, Makepekepe’s Life Saver


He struck the all-important goal under hostile conditions at the Stade de Mazembe in the Democratic Republic of Congo against five time champions TP Mazembe and on Sunday Caps United forward, Abbas Amidu’s double strike was enough to knock a heavy blow to another African giant, Zamalek in their Total Confederation of African Football (CAF) champions league encounter.

In brief the story of Amidu could be summed up as ‘a man who came to save Makepekepe’ as his goals have come at crucial moments for Zimbabwe’s sole representative in the continental club tournament.

In his own words, Amidu reckons that Caps United hired him to score goals and is proud to be doing just that.

“I am paid to score goals and It’s my duty to do so, for the fans after the Denis’s Departure that was the only thing that I could do for the team,” said Abbas in an interview with 263Chat after Makepekepe’s encounter with Zamalek.

“I thank God for the talent he gave me as well as my family who are always behind me and the coaches for believing in my type of play” he said.


He has been in terrific form scoring a brace against Egyptian giants Zamalek

“We all know what we want to achieve in this competition because you can see with the way we were playing like” said Abbas.

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Left back, Ronald Pfumbidzai who opened the scoring with a good strike in the box was elated with the win saying hard work never disappoints.

“I am the happiest man on earth after a lot of criticism we had to go through in the past week but our working hard was proven with a result but everything that happens in football is part of the game and now it is water under the bridge, life goes on” said Pfumbidzai.

“The departure of Denis shook the dressing room a little but everyone is paid to play football and we have a mission to complete,” added the diminutive defender.

On Sunday, Caps United will play another crucial encounter against USM Alger of Algeria with hopes of another dramatic win to catapult the Zimbabwe champions to the quarter finals of the lucrative tournament.

Will Amidu rise to the occasion and save the Green Machine again? Only time will prove.

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