Caps United coach Lloyd Chitembwe is feeling the void left by winger Phenias Bamusi but believes new signing Denver Mukamba will do the job.
By Sportbrief Reporter
Chitembwe has bemoaned the loss of his trusted winger Phenias Bamusi but has backed new signing Denver Mukamba to fill in the shoes of the departed winger. Bamusi dumped the Green Machine for Lowveld side Triangle United and his touch line runs are what United lacked in their opening match against Harare City over the weekend.
“We had Phineas (Bamusi) previously who, obviously, gave us so much in terms of the forward thrust, especially on the left side, but is no longer with us,’ Chitembwe said.
“At the same time we still have very important players out. We are still waiting for Rooney to come back, I am sure in two weeks’ time he will be back.
“We are still waiting for Denver to also come back. Probably in the next three weeks he will be at the level where I want him to be and I’m sure in terms of the balance, the left side will be very much taken care of if these guys are back.
“I am sure it’s something that we can work on,” said Chitembwe.
Despite enjoying a greater percentage of possession, Makepekepe failed to convert their dominance into something tangible as they eventually had to settle for a nil all stalemate with the City Fathers on Sunday.
Mukamba is still below par in terms of fitness although, according to the club, efforts are underway to bring the best out of the talented player with a bad boy tag.
United will face Bulawayo Chiefs on Saturday in the City of Kings.