CAPS United came from behind twice to snatch a 2-2 against Ngezi Platinum Stars on Sunday and deny Benjani Mwaruwari his second Castle Lager Premier Soccer League home victory.
Arial Makopa put the hosts in front after 17 minutes before William Manondo scored his 12th goal of the season for Makepekepe three minutes later.
Former Triangle player Delic Mulimba had Baobab Stadium bouncing when he restored Ngezi Platinum’s lead in the 25th minute.
But Thulani Joseph struck 10 minutes from time to ensure that the Green Machine left Mhondoro with a share of the spoils.
Mwaruwari bemoaned the team’s failure to win at home but expressed satisfaction with the team’s battling qualities shown against CAPS United following the 3-0 chastening by Herentals College. He said:
We played so well today. I am happy that the guys managed to pick themselves from last week’s defeat and it was unfortunate that we failed to get maximum points, but, overall, I was happy with the performance.
CAPS United Lloyd Chitembwe believes his charges would have won if they had defended better. Said Chitembwe:
The result could have been better for us if we had managed our defensive situations better and I feel that the second goal could have been avoided were it not for over-elaboration. I think it was a well-deserved result for us.
The guys showed some resolve, especially in the second half, and to be honest, I am happy with the fighting spirit that the guys showed, and it is something we need to have going forward.
Results of matches played on Saturday:
ZPC Kariba 1-0 Cranborne Bullets
Bulawayo City 1-0 Tenax CS
Ngezi Platinum Stars 2-2 CAPS United
Harare City 1-0 Triangle United
WhaWha 2-1 Highlanders
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