Caps United dislodge Dembare

Caps United dislodge Dembare
Published: 13 July 2017 (534 Views)
DESPITE bowing out of the CAF Champions League in the group stages, CAPS United have made giant strides on the CAF Club rankings by moving from 51st to 24th position and the Green Machine are now Zimbabwe's highest-ranked side.

Makepekepe eliminated five-time African champions TP Mazembe in this year's CAF Champions League and also beat another five-time champion Zamalek of Egypt in Group B. The Green Machine are the only Zimbabwean club in the top 50.

Coach Lloyd Chitembwe attributed his team's rise to hard work. "It's down to hard work, that's all I can say. I want to pay tribute to the players and my assistants for a great job. Even administratively, everyone played a big role,'' the coach said.

"Supporters deserve credit for backing us in good and bad times. I am sure they also obtained lessons from the way other teams backed their team. The truth is that we worked hard for our improvement in terms of preparing for matches and grinding results when the world underrated us.''

Chitembwe said this year's campaign was a learning curve for CAPS United. "Everything has a starting point. It's the reality of football. Football is practical and we are not taking anything for granted from the things we experienced,'' he said.

"If we can move 25 places by merely playing in the mini league, what will stop us from improving next time? Who knows, we might be in the top ten if we do well next time.

"There will surely be an improvement in terms of our exposure as coaches, our administrators and the whole family at large.''

TP Mazembe still top the rankings with 50 points while Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Zamalek are on second and third respectively.

Club Rankings

1 Mazembe (DRC)
2 Al-Ahly (Egypt)
3 Zamalek (Egypt)
4 Etolie du Sahel (Tunisia)
5 Sundowns (South Africa)
6 Al-Hilal (Sudan)
7 USM Alger (Algeria)
8 Esperance (Tunisia)
9 Wydad Casablanca
10 Zesco United (Zambia)

- the herald

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Mugabe's first picture after resignation

by online | 22 November 2017 | 199 Views

#NewZimbabwe - We need a perfect union

by Otis Mabikwa | 22 November 2017 | 53 Views

Mnangagwa transitional is ideal if it focuses on reforms

by Tinashe Eric Muzamhindo | 22 November 2017 | 66 Views

Religious community rallies behind new government

by Staff Reporter | 22 November 2017 | 40 Views

WATCH: Mnangagwa's convoy of many cars

by Staff Reporter | 22 November 2017 | 70 Views

PHOTOS: Mnangagwa's son wants to be a minister too

by Staff Reporter | 22 November 2017 | 80 Views

'Zimbabwe witnessing the beginning of a new democracy,' says Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 22 November 2017 | 46 Views

Mnangagwa want to grow the economy

by Staff reporter | 22 November 2017 | 53 Views

Mnangagwa confirms that he was poisoned

by Staff reporter | 22 November 2017 | 42 Views

18 November march - A reflection of the national pulse

by Wilton Nyasha Machimbira | 22 November 2017 | 87 Views

When your net-worth threatens your self-worth

by Nimi Princewill | 22 November 2017 | 104 Views

Mugabe plane registration to be changed

by Staff reporter | 22 November 2017 | 309 Views

Mugabe still subject to civil lawsuit for massacres in foreign courts

by Ken Sibanda | 22 November 2017 | 165 Views

WATCH: Mnangagwa arrives in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 22 November 2017 | 387 Views

WATCH: Mnangagwa meets Zuma in SA

by AP | 22 November 2017 | 201 Views

Grace Mugabe created the biggest Vampire State in Africa

by Sam Wezhira | 22 November 2017 | 147 Views

Why Mnangagwa will make a great President

by Nigel T Sithole | 22 November 2017 | 186 Views

Review: Mega Moolah Isis

by Agencies | 22 November 2017 | 49 Views

Become an African Travel Blogger in five easy steps

by Staff Reporter | 22 November 2017 | 58 Views

Dynamos fined only $2,500 for violence

by Staff reporter | 22 November 2017 | 99 Views

TelOne recruiting cyber security analyst

by TechZim | 22 November 2017 | 94 Views

WATCH: Grace Mugabe Mnangagwa attacks

by Staff Reporter | 22 November 2017 | 172 Views

Mnangagwa meets Zuma in SA

by AP | 22 November 2017 | 185 Views

Mnangagwa depart from an airport in SA

by AP | 22 November 2017 | 122 Views

US to remove Zimbabwe sanctions?

by AFP | 22 November 2017 | 208 Views

Mugabe will not request asylum in South Africa

by Staff reporter | 22 November 2017 | 165 Views

Mnangagwa rises as Mugabe falls

by Staff reporter | 22 November 2017 | 91 Views

Zanu-PF nominates Mnangagwa for President

by Staff reporter | 22 November 2017 | 64 Views

Mnangagwa's rough journey to state house

by Tinashe Eric Muzamhindo | 22 November 2017 | 152 Views

Mudenda speaks on swearing-in on Mnangagwa

by Staff Reporter | 22 November 2017 | 134 Views

Mphoko the eligible President after Mugabe's resignation - lawyer

by Stephen Jakes | 22 November 2017 | 102 Views