Chitembwe may risk unfit Caps attacking duo

Despite not being at full fitness, Tafadzwa Rusike and Leonard Tsipa could both feature for Caps United against USM Alger in the Champions League.

The Zimbabwean champions host the Algerian side in a CAF Champions League Group B clash at the National Sports Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Caps lost their opening match 0-2 away at Zamalek, while USM Alger beat Al-Ahli Tripoli 3-0.

Coach Lloyd Chitembwe needed little reminding that his side urgently need to register some points to avoid being left behind.

“It’s certainly one of the most important matches, one of the biggest for this club, so we are looking forward to it,” he said at a press conference.

“We know it will not be easy as we are playing one of the most difficult opponents. But we will try and play with a lot of confidence, a lot of determination. I can assure you a lot of flair and joy because this is how we want to play.

“What is important for us is to focus on what we can do rather than what the opponent is capable of. So from that perspective we will focus on our game which is what we have control over.”

With a win crucial to boost the Green Machine’s hope of a top two finish in the group, Chitembwe admitted he is considering playing the two attackers who are not entirely fit.

“Tafadzwa Rusike is about 80 percent fit, while Tsipa is about 60 percent, so we will see. We have a team that can got out there and represent us well,” he said.

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