The Colliery Stadium is perhaps one of the toughest venues for any team in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer league.

In the build-up to CAPS United’s encounter with Hwange over the weekend, many predicted a stern test for the Green Machine, justifiably so.

The test that awaited them was a combination of a tough venue and a very tricky opponent, but the manner in which Chitembwe’s men dispatched Nation Dube’s charges left anyone who doubted their title credentials egg-faced.

One would have to carefully check the history books to find out the last time a team won 3-0 at the Colliery, that was in April 2017 against Ngezi Platinum, and Sunday’s performance proved that CAPS’ brilliant start to the season, which has seen them lose only once, isn’t a fluke.

Wingers Phineas Bamusi and Gabriel Nyoni terrorised the Hwange defence all afternoon and Joster Ngodzo’s impressive brace did not only send Makepekepe to the summit of the table but also portrayed a clear picture of their title credentials.

The Green Machine is sitting on top of the table with 22 points, two ahead of second-placed FC Platinum.

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