Zimbabwe’s sole representatives in the CAF Champions league, Caps United have bemoaned injuries rocking the team ahead of their watershed clash against Al Ahli Tripoli at the National Sports Stadium on Friday.
Makekepe played USM Alger on Friday last week and won the game 2-1 courtesy of a Ronald Chitiyo brace but could struggle to cope with the absence of key players missing through injuries.
Caps United Assistant Coach, Fungai Kwashi who spoke to the media in the absence of head Coach Lloyd Chitembwe said injuries bedevilling his team is their major worry ahead of their tie against Al Ahli Tripoli.
“Injuries is our scare because most of our player have injuries that will make them unavailable for the Friday game” said Kwashi.
He could not name the injured players saying, “The players who you know have injuries are the ones with injuries and we have other players who can play in the same positions.”
Al Ahli Tripoli Team Manager, Hussein Mahmoud was pleased with the reception they got in Zimbabwe saying they will try to do the same when the Green Machine visit them for the return leg.
“We have been received nicely and we hope when they come to Tunisia for their away game we will do the same” said team manager Mahmoud.
He added that they are fully prepared for the game as it is of importance to them adding that it has always been hard for them playing outside their country.
“We have been preparing this game so hard because it’s Champions league, It has been so hard for us to play outside our country because of war but we are now used
“We are having problem because we are not playing friendly games but we are working hard to go far in this tournament” added Mahmoud.