Malawian star earn vital point for CAPS United in Harare derby

Malawian football star  based in Zimbabwe Gerald Phiri Jnr saved his CAPS United in a Harare derby when he scored the equaliser against bitter rivals Dynamos.

Zimbabwe’s Herald newspaper reported that Phiri Jnr stepped off the bench to score the vital goal just four minutes after being introduced as second half substitute.

The player, who underwent trials at South Africa’s top league Supersport, took the responsibility to score straight from a freekick just oustide the 18-yard box.

 Gerald 'Papa' Phiri

Gerald ‘Papa’ Phiri

But the soft-spoken midfielder acknowledged the fighting spirit of his teammates.

“Malawian midfielder Gerald Phiri, who provided the goal that breathed life into CAPS United’s challenge in the drawn match against bitter rivals Dynamos yesterday, has praised his teammates for their spirited fight in the second half of the Harare Derby at the National Sports Stadium yesterday [Sunday],” reported The Herald.

The goal could not come sooner for CAPS United who were lagging behind in the first half following Murape Murape’s classic finish which had given Dynamos the upper-hand in the 26th minute.

The Malawian said he was content with the 1-1 draw, although like most of his teammates, he had gone out with the hope of seeing Makepekepe steal the show following a good run of four consecutive wins which preceded the clash.

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