Caps United coach Lloyd Chitembwe has praised an improved attitude from his players after they put on one of their most dominant performances in recent years to dismantle Whawha 6-0 at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Chitembwe was critical of his side after last week’s humiliating 6-2 loss against Manica Diamonds at Sakubva, but felt his charges showed their quality after delivering a much-improved performance against Whawha.
“What happened in Mutare last week was just a blip, it was a slip, not a fall, it doesn’t reflect the way we played. All the same I’m very happy with the way we played today,” Chitembwe said.
“It’s all down to the quality, the quality, we have the quality in our group and it was just a matter of making sure the attitude changes from the one that we had in Mutare. I’m sure the loss in Mutare was down to the attitude and today the attitude was much better. I’m happy with the response I’m getting from the boys because in terms of quality you can get any better than these boys,” he added.
Chitembwe’s comments come after his side finally ended their five-match winless streak by scoring six unanswered goals against a hapless Whawha side at the National Sports Stadium.
Veteran forward William Manondo proved why he remains one of the leading strikers in the domestic premiership after scoring an impressive hattrick while the other goals came from a Rodwell Chinyengetere brace.
Diago Makurumidze completed the rout with a late strike.
After finally winning their first match of the season in their sixth attempt, Caps United moved out of the relegation zone to 10th position on seven points while Whawha winless Whawha are bottom of the log on two points.
Meanwhile Chicken Inn continued their fine start to the season after defeating ZPC Kariba 2-0 at Luveve to move to the top of the log standings.
Pressure continues to mount for under fire Highlanders’ boss Mandla Mpofu after Bosso were held to a goalless draw against Tenax at Sakubva.
It could have been worse for Highlanders as they needed a crucial penalty save from their captain and goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda in the second half to avoid succumbing to a second successive loss.
Bosso are now sitting precariously just above the relegation zone, in 14th position on five points.
Castle Lager Premiership Week 6 Results
Saturday: Herentals 1-1 Bulawayo City; Yadah 1-1 Manica Diamonds; FC Platinum 1-0 Harare City; Bulawayo Chiefs 0-1 Dynamos
Sunday: Caps United 6-0 Whawha, Cranborne Bullets 1-3 Black Rhinos, Tenax 0-0 Highlanders, Triangle United 1-0 Ngezi Platinum, Chicken Inn 2-0 ZPC Kariba