After a 10 year absence from continental football, Caps United have returned with a bang and if their performance against five time winners TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Saturday is anything, the Green Machine could be up to some surprises for Zimbabwe and Africa.
By Munashe Chokodza
Makepekepe’s ability to hold a giant of African football on their own soil shocked even its own fans who trooped to the airport to welcome back the boys from a hugely successful hunt in DRC.
“We had a great game, credit goes to the boys because the result was good as the performance and this result is for the fans.
“We will use the away goal to our advantage and the goal it’s for the boys and will make use of that goal on Sunday at the National Sports Stadium,” said Chitembwe after landing at Harare International Airport on Sunday evening.
Caps United President Farai Jere was a happy man but was quick to say that their target is to reach the group stages of the tournament.
“We told everyone that we were going to surprise TP Mazembe and no-one believed us until today,” said Jere.
While TP Mazembe continued with unbeaten record at home to 34 games, they will come to Zimbabwe to play a team that already has an advantage with their crucial away goal.