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CAPS United coach Taurayi Mangwiro is happy with the return of his two strikers Tongai Magwendere and Leonard Fiyado as the Harare giants seek to recover lost ground when they host Black Rhinos at the National Sports Stadium this afternoon.

Magwendere, who sustained a shoulder injury in the opening match of the season against ZPC Kariba, has been out for just over a month while Fiyado has also been recovering from injuries inflicted by unknown assailants.

Mangwiro yesterday said the pair’s return was good for the team as his options had been limited to rely mostly on one man, Dominic Chungwa.

The Green Machine are seeking to put behind them the poor result from their previous match when they lost 0-4 to Highlanders. “We are happy with the return of the two strikers to full fitness. They are available for selection and I am sure they will give us options to boost our attack,’ said Mangwiro. This is the depth that we want since we haven’t been scoring as much as we could.

“As a club we are looking forward to a good match against Rhinos. We definitely need to bounce back from the setback we suffered last week. As I said this week we were totally outplayed at Highlanders and I have sent my apologies for that.

“But we have to move forward and get our campaign back in order. It was a battle lost and the war is yet to be finished. So we need to make the most of home aantage. Our supporters have been fantastic and we are still calling on them to rally behind the team. We always do our best out there but sometimes our best may not be enough.

“So we have to respond by bouncing back to winning ways especially when we had suffered such a setback, of course, with the backing of our fans.”

Makepekepe will be without their captain Tapiwa Khumbuyani who is nursing ankle injury sustained in the last match at Highlanders. He is joined on the sidelines by midfielder Charles Mukanhairi who is also injured. Rhinos coach Arthur Tutani revealed his team will take a cautious approach. Chauya Chipembere are in desperate need of the points after losses in their last two outings left them wondering if their campaign would not be a repeat of last season when they had to fight for survival until the last day.

A run of two wins and four losses in the opening six games is not very promising and they are aware of the gravity of the challenge they face today as they come up against a side that is also keen to turn things around. “We are very prepared for the game and we are well aware that CAPS United are a very g team despite their heavy loss to Highlanders in their last game,” said Tutani.

“I know Taurayi Mangwiro and his assistant Mike Madzivanyika are very good coaches and I would like to believe their team is even more dangerous at such a time when people are criticising them.

“They have something to prove.

“So it’s going to be tricky because we also want the points. We will tread with caution, though. We have been playing well and our biggest let down has been the finishing part.

Source : The Herald