Chitembwe explains why he is ‘extremely’ happy to lose the derby


CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe says he is extremely happy to lose the first installment of the big Harare derby against archrivals Dynamos, which has come on seven matches into the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League race.

Chitembwe feels the defeat does not have much bearing on the title race considering that the league has only just started.

Dynamos produced a big performance to beat Makepekepe 2 – 0 at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday courtesy of first half goals by midfielder Donald Mudadi and young striker Jayden Bakari.

CAPS United were the log leaders going into the weekend matches.

“It’s not a big blow because we are still to play almost 30 games. We still have time, we still have opportunities and we still have a chance. No team has won the league yet and I am extremely happy losing a match especially at this stage of the season,” Chitembwe said after the match.

“No one is chasing anything as of now but the most important part of this race is the run up to the end of the season and I am happy that it has happened now,” he added.

While Chitembwe is happy, the CAPS United fans were expectedly upset to lose to Dynamos when they were the team in form.

Some of them had an altercation with Chitembwe at the end of the match as they voiced their displeasure.

CAPS United remain well in the championship race as they sit in third place with 12 points from seven games, two behind new leaders Highlanders.


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