Barely two weeks ago, title- chasing CAPS United were sitting comfortably 5 points clear at the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.

The Green Machine had literally one hand on the title but a controversial 1-0 loss to Chicken Inn at Babourfields, which was marred by violent reactions, and a 1-1 home draw with at home, Herentals blew the title race open.

But it was Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to TelOne which changed the entire complexion on the entralling title race, whose top spot has changed hands on more than 5 occasions in the last two months.

Makepekepe are now only two points ahead of defending champions FC Platinum, and should they fail to beat ZPC Kariba (their next league opponents), Darlington Dodo’s men risk surrendering top spot. Interestingly, ZPC are within touching distance of the Green Machine and still have a mathematical chance of winning the title.

The defeat on Sunday saw them blow the chance of going 5 points clear of the Platinum miners, meaning it’s now a must that they beat ZPC, and arch-rivals Dynamos, whom they play after bottom-placed Yadah, to entertain hopes of scooping the biggest club prize in the land.

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