Former “Cup Kings” CAPS United face cross-town rivals Dynamos this Sunday on the back of five consecutive defeats.
Makepekepe and DeMbare lock horns at the National Sports Stadium this afternoon with bragging rights and Premier League points at stake.
CAPS United have been facing financial challenges this season and players almost boycotted a game last month in protest over delayed salaries.
Head coach Lloyd Chitembwe said people tend to exaggerate some of the challenges bedevilling the Green Machine. Said Chitembwe:
We have gone through a hell of a phase. You can’t really blame anyone within the football club but we tend to exaggerate some of these things, but it’s normal.
When your mind is not there, it’s very difficult to apply yourself in football.
If you are not there spiritually, it will be difficult to make it. People don’t have to blame these boys.
In any case, you give the responsibility to the coach. As the coach, I know my responsibility is to do with performance and results.
Deep down I know why we are not winning, but going to this game the boys are buzzing and the guys are good to go.
Dynamos and CAPS United are meeting for the 79th time in the league, since Independence.
CAPS United has won three of the last seven derbies while Dynamos have won only two.
Makepekepe currently sits in 12th place with 17 points from 16 matches while Dynamos are second with the same number of points as FC Platinum (31).