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Chitembwe lauds new signings

By Godknows Matarutse

Caps United coach Lloyd Chitembwe is happy with how his new signings are integrating into their system as they continue preparations for the new season.

CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe (centre)
CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe (centre)

Chitembwe unleashed some of his new signings in 2-0 defeat to Dynamos in a Charity Cup match on Sunday at the National Sports Stadium and went on to give a good account for themselves.

Former Highlanders pair of Gabriel Nyoni and Newman Sianchali all started for the Green Machine as well as highly rated attacker Blessing Sarupinda together with the returning winger Phenias Bhamusi.

And speaking after the match Chitembwe said: “I think so far so good, we are happy they have been doing very well at training adapting to the way we want them to train as well as the demands and expectations,” Chitembwe said.

“So you can’t really falter them for anything, this is only a training game and it’s expected. Losing winning or winning is part of these training games but the most important thing, unforgivable, is when you lose the important games — league games, cup games — and that’s unforgivable.”

Chitembwe played down the significance of their defeat to Dynamos which he felt was down to “lack of match fitness.”

“I’m not worried at all at this stage. It’s all down to lack of match related fitness, they are not sharp as they should be simply because we haven’t been playing training games and why we have not been playing is that you obviously feel you need to address certain key aspects which is the physical aspect, technical side, tactical side and the mental side then there after you can look at your combinations,” he said.

And ahead of the start of the new season, Makepekepe gaffer said:

“I’m sure it’s every coach’s ambition to win, it’s every club’s ambition to win things but at the end of the day it’s not about talking much it’s about working hard that will see you win those things. So yah, we are no exception we still dream big we want to compete at the top level; we are more than capable of doing that, I certainly believe we are.” DailyNews