Cape Town - AmaZulu second-choice goalkeeper Aubrey
Mathibe has defended team-mate Tapuwa Kapini for the blunder he committed in
Friday's 2-0 defeat to Bidvest Wits.
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Kapini allowed a low cross to slip through his hands, which
gifted Vincent Pule with an easy tap in to score the Clever Boys' second goal
which sealed the three points.
The Zimbabwe international was emotional when the final
whistle went at Bidvest Stadium, and was consoled by his Usuthu deputy as well
as his opposite number Moeneeb Josephs.
Speaking to Football
411, Mathibe said that he was disappointed with the criticism of
Kapini and backed him to bounce back from the setback.
"He is my team-mate, I work with the guy everyday at
training. I know him well, so that is why I had to show him that he has my
support," Mathibe said.
"Kapini must keep his head up. He is an incredible
goalkeeper, we all know that and he also knows it. Mistakes can happen to
"Life goes on, we have to focus on the next game. It's
just such a pity people are looking at this one mistake and they are forgetting
about all the other saves he makes for us."The shot-stopper added that he was hopeful that Usuthu could
turn the corner when they host Bloemfontein Celtic in the Telkom Knockout on
Saturday, October 4 at the Princess Magogo Stadium."We hope Saturday will be our day for sure," he
continued. "We have very good balance of talent and experience in our
side, so it is just a matter of time before we all click."It could take just one win to get back to winning form
and improve our rankings. So I really do hope it will be this weekend."Kick-off is at 20:15.