WED 24 MAY 2017, 15:00,


Ronald Chitiyo scores late to hand Caps United victory

by Brian Lee

Wed May 24, 17:07

A brace from Ronald Chitiyo handed Zimbabwean side Caps United their first win in the CAF Champions League after beating Algerian side USM Alger 2-1 in a Group B match at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Wednesday.

Chitiyo scored nine minutes from time to hand Caps United their first three points in the group stage which sees them up to second on the standings with three points.

The loss for USM Alger is their first of the group stage and down to third on the standings with three points, behind Caps United on head-to-head record.

The match itself saw the home side start positively and it wasn’t long before Chitiyo found his first goal of the afternoon, finishing off a well-worked passing move with a clinical finish in the 16th minute to make it 1-0 to Caps United.

Caps United continued to dominate the remainder of the stanza, but failed to add to their goal tally before the break.

The second half saw USM Alger come out with renewed vigour and they managed to draw level just after the hour mark courtesy of a goal from Ayoub Abdellaoui, 1-1.

The match had a nice flow to it after that with both teams pushing forward in attack, but it was Caps United who would find the winner in the 81st minute courtesy of Chitiyo’s second goal, 2-1.

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