ZIMBABWE champions Caps United are targeting to reclaim second position in Group B of the 2017 African Champions League when they clash against Libya’s Al Ahly Tripoli in Tunis, Tunisia on Wednesday.
By Sportbrief Repoter
The match has been slated for Tunisia because of unrest prevailing in Libya. They are expected to arrive in Tunisia on Monday morning.
Egyptian giants Zamalek top Group B with five points from three matches with USM Alger of Algeria and Al Ahly Tripoli on four points each while Caps United anchor the table with only three points.
Caps United flew to Tunisia on Sunday afternoon, ahead of the big clash that can turn the league table on its head in the event they win this one. Caps United defied odds to beat USM Alger 2-0 in Harare with Ronald “Rooney” Chitiyo scoring a brace which saw Caps United leaping to second position on the log table.
But after a 4-1 defeat to Ahly Tripoli at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, they dropped to the bottom of the group.
However, the Zimbabwe champions can still bounce back Wednesday, with a victory over the Libyan champions regardless of what happens in the clash between Zamalek and USM Alger.
Chitembwe’s men are over flowing with confidence following their 3-0 demolition of Bantu Rovers in a league match on Tuesday with Chitiyo, Chungwa and Amon Kambanje all on target.
The Green Machine welcome back several key players who missed the midweek match on Tuesday, owing to injuries. Team captain Dennis Dauda and his deputy Hardlife Zvirekwi have made the trip after being certified fit by team doctor Nicholas Munyonga.
Goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda and left back Ronald Pfumbidzai also made the trip . But second choice goalie, Jorum Muchambo, Tafadzwa Rusike and veteran striker Leonard Tsipa will not play a part on Wednesday.
Caps United playing at this stage for the first time had a storming start to the African safari in which they knocked out fancied African football giants and cash rich TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo.