Castle Lager premiership defending Champions, Caps United who are well prepared for tonight’s mammoth task against five time African champions Zamalek in their first ever Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions league group match at the Cairo International Stadium.
Caps United’s last competitive game was two weeks ago when they thrashed airmen Chapungu by four goals to nil.
Zamalek finally remembered to win, recording their first win in five premiership matches, something which might be a confidence booster ahead of their clash with Makepekepe.
“The boys have tasted success and they know what they want as we head into this clash.
“We however have respect for Zamalek as they are a big team in Africa and cannot be underrated no matter their form,” said Coach Lloyd Chitembwe.
Zamalek and Caps United are meeting for the first time with Zamalek’s only Zimbabwean opponents being Harare giants Dynamos who beat them 2-1 on aggregate to advance to the 2008 CAF Champions league semi-final.
263Chat talked to a number of Caps players after they touched down in Cairo and they expressed confidence that they will triumph.
“This is a tricky game for us but what we need is team work and to defend well because we have done a lot as a team and deserve to be where we are today,” said defender Valentine Musarurwa.
Dominic Chungwa said “This is a difficult match for us but will try our best to build history for ourselves.”
Ronald Chitiyo, “We are not afraid of Zamalek but we have respect for the them and we need to sought out our defence for us to have a result.”