MIDLANDS –Gweru based Sheasham FC chairperson, Reginald Chidavanyika has blamed the loss to resurgent former cup kings, Caps Utd FC to too many chances that they gave away.
CAPS United edged Sheasham 1-0 in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at the giant National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
The Green Machine registered back-to-back wins for the first time in a while after struggling for form in the past matches.
Both teams went into the game tied on 30 points and it was a typical relegation battle as the league narrows towards the end.
CAPS United capitalised on their first meaningful chance with Rodwell Chinyengetere heading home Eric Manokore’s cross in the 17th minute. United were able to hold on to their lead as goalkeeper Ashley Rayners managed to deny all threats from Sheasham.
Speaking to The Midweek Watch, Chidavanyika said the team played well but as usual missed a lot of chances they could have converted and walked away with maximum points.
“The game was good but the same usual school boy mistakes, we had chances missed, we hope to rectify our mistakes in the next game”, he said.
Sheasham head coach Lizwe Sweswe said the same sentiment as he felt that it was a tough match where his charges were unlucky to score for them to take charge of the game.
“I think it was a tough game, they scored and we didn’t. The boys made some mistakes but in our second half we came good and we were just unlucky. We should have equalised.
“What is important is to keep the team in the league and I am confident it will happen. The guys are playing very well and are confident. We now have to pick maximum points in the remaining games,” he said.
CAPS United are now on 33 points and have put themselves in a better position to drift away from the relegation zone.
Both teams now shift concentration to their midweek fixtures. Sheasham play Triangle Untd FC at home while CAPS will be away to Simba Bhora FC.