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Premiership AmaZulu Mamelodi Sundowns Kapini on conceding seven

Posted: 23 October 2013 Time: 13:46

AmaZulu captain Tapuwa Kapini admits that last night’s crushing defeat at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns reflects badly on him as a goalkeeper, regardless of who was at fault for the goals.

Usuthu were massacred 7-1 in the season’s highest scoring match to date, and naturally Kapini, a Zimbabwe international, feels humiliated by the scoreline. 

For a video of Downs' goals, click here!

"As a keeper it doesn’t reflect well on you whether you are to blame or not for all seven goals," Kapini tells

"I cannot blame myself but we have to take the responsibility as a team especially all those who were on the field last night. 

"For me as an international I am definitely feeling ashamed that I conceded so many goals in one match but I believe we have to turn this situation into a positive. 

"We really need to seriously look at ourselves at players at AmaZulu and be honest about what we are here for and what we want. 

"We cannot start believing that we have achieved just because we were in the top four after just six games before last night’s game. 

"My fellow team-mates know that I wasn’t happy at all about what happened last night which is why I called a meeting for us players to that we fix things amongst ourselves before we even get to hear what the coaches have to say. 

"The main challenge right now is to make sure that this doesn’t happen again because as a professional team we cannot continue conceding such silly goals. 

"What happened last night was a disgrace to the coaches, management, sponsors and our fans."

Yesterday was the fourth time that Kapini has conceded at least half a dozen goals. He let in six against Esperance in a CAF Champions League match in 2003 while still at Highlanders; another six in 2009 against Golden Arrows while at Platinum Stars, and again last term against Kaizer Chiefs.

"I have been in this situation and what you need to do is keep your head up," Kapini says. 

"Luckily after last night I had Wayne Sandilands (ex-Stars team-mate and Sundowns keeper) showing me support along with Peter Ndlovu (Downs team manager). 

"They both told me that it is challenges like these that you must rise from to prove your character."

With the KwaZulu-Natal derby against Maritzburg United next on the menu for Usuthu, Kapini has fired a warning to their neighbours.

"I actually just wish Sunday’s game was today so that we vent our anger on them," Kapini says.

"After such a result you will always be angry and whoever becomes your next opponent gets to become a victim."

Article by: Lovemore Moyo

Livefyre comments on this story...

ZipZap Khosified!!!
posted: 2013-10-23 11:55:05

I wonder what Dr Sokhela said when he saw the scoreline!!!!!

Star Washelela1937
posted: 2013-10-23 12:03:06

Who was between the goal posts when you were humiliated by Amakhosikazi last season? If it was you then I challenge you to do your introspection as well.

As a captain and also a goalkeeper you have all the right to communicate with the players as you are the one that can foresee any threat or danger because you can see all the players.

I believe it's high time you give that Mathibela guy a chance. Wait a minute......if my memory serves me well you've recently made a big blunder giving an opponent a gift goal. Step aside my brother.

Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2013-10-23 12:03:49

He was worried if you watched the game yesterday , I mean the whole teams needs to be called on a hearing this is totally unacceptable specially the keeper he's been not doing well lately he's the same like Tinyemb

ZipZap Khosified!!!
posted: 2013-10-23 12:10:06

"Abamshayanga Bambulele Umabokoboko" continue singing..........................

posted: 2013-10-23 12:14:19

Eish how many did u concede in S.A so far,if i was a coach i would have take the captain armband after yesterday's game and give it to somebody else who deserve to be a captain for me u are not a leader u just useless guy i wish i can meet u somewhere and kick u and ngikutarabhe ngenduku uyangicika ndoda

Cedrick Nakhuma
posted: 2013-10-23 12:14:59

My man dont stress, yu may ask patrick tjinyepa of B.celtics, or even wilfred mogeyi, they wil tel yu playin sundowns is like committing suicide, powerline goalie or khune are also sme of the guys, more of yr friends to ask are on their way, wait an see, the senzos

posted: 2013-10-23 12:15:03

how do u sleep at night after such poor pefomence Mr Kapini?

posted: 2013-10-23 12:16:12

Is Peter Ndlovu a Downs Team Manager?

Cedrick Nakhuma
posted: 2013-10-23 12:16:42

playing against sundowns is like commitin suicide

posted: 2013-10-23 12:20:34

isaka leli

Cedrick Nakhuma
posted: 2013-10-23 12:24:48

There is FIFA fair play atmosphere here at downs, players never run towards referees for protests like all the other teams do, but we always turn to be victims of the referee's mistakes

ZipZap Khosified!!!
posted: 2013-10-23 12:27:58

I have never here any crap like this is my life

"Luckily after last night I had Wayne Sandilands (ex-Stars team-mate and Sundowns keeper) showing me support along with Peter Ndlovu (Downs team manager). 

"They both told me that it is challenges like these that you must rise from to prove your character."

They were not supporting but laughing at you!!! Who can support a goalie who let's in so many goals???

posted: 2013-10-23 12:31:42

I said it that Sundowns is in a mean mood after those minnows by the name Platinum Stars knocked us from Telkom Cup. Sorry Amazulu for being first on the Line of Fire but you won't be alone. We mean business this season. All those plastic trophies can go to Rustenburg and we care less. Passsssssssssssop jou!


Over and Out!

Mavisto DOWNS Up
posted: 2013-10-23 12:40:19

I don't blame this Kapini dude for that rain of goals, he had no chance. The whole Amazulu team is to blame. Sundowns when they are in a min mood they always do that, if you don't believe me ask Chiefs, Pirates, celtics and powerline.

posted: 2013-10-23 12:57:20

Mr Kapini just wait 4 more to come 

Queen 2The Chiefs
posted: 2013-10-23 13:04:50

Kapini is just a pap keeper,why Roslee is persisting with him only he knows,he's gonna cost him his job

Why are they benching Mathibe?Home made in Naturena for this guy,if you are a foreigner u have to be better than what we have but yena hay ke,Parker abused this dude last season and he is guaranteed to do so again

posted: 2013-10-23 13:07:00

hade dawg...o tlaba grand!! iinda craig rosslee wa spiita since he beat the african champs

posted: 2013-10-23 13:14:48

So Did Parker bribe him again as it was said buy ppl.....with a star

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2013-10-23 14:19:52

Don't cry young man, this is football. Such things do happen more often especially in England. You find that Chelsea walloped Stoke 7-0. But I get where you're coming from. On weekend, we were kicked out of Telkom cup. It was difficult to accept. Now you've to accept that Downs were just executing free lessons to you guys.

Amakhosi eMbalenhle
posted: 2013-10-23 14:22:19

More goals coming i swear kapini and i like the goal with free stste stars classic

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