Mangwiro puts on brave face

THERE is no panic at Triangle despite the side failing to win a single of their opening five matches to date in the 2017 Castle Lager Premiership coach Taurai Mangwiro has insisted.

Mangwiro joined Triangle at the start of the season, replacing David Mandigora whose contract was not renewed and was tasked to assemble a competitive side than can challenge for the championship.

However, the Sugar Sugar Boys are yet to pick maximum points in this current campaign having managed three draws and two defeats raising fears of the team’s pedigree to launch an assault on the title.

On Wednesday, Triangle were in Zvishavane where they held highly-rated FC Platinum to a goalless draw which gives Mangwiro hope of a better tomorrow.

“At least we did well to get a point having lost in our previous matches. We are happy to get a point against a formidable side I think that’s what we need to boost our confidence going forward,” Mangwiro said.

“It’s not that we are panicking despite not picking up maximum points so far. Remember we have just joined the club and e also bought with us some new players. It’s important for one to understand that when you join a team, you need to understand the background.

“We are still trying to work on several aspects like instilling our philosophy which I believe is a gradual process which need time.

“From the matches that we have played, you can actually see that there is a lot of progress and it’s just a matter of time before the boys can start win.”

Triangle travel to Bulawayo for the second time in a space of a month for a date against Bulawayo City and Mangwiro is expecting an improved display from his players.

“We do not have a good memory in Bulawayo because the last time we were there, we lost to Bantu Rovers,” he said.

“Of course, this time it will be against Bulawayo City and we need to be at our best. They have been improving also with each game but at least we are hopeful of a better outing this time around.

“If we can improve on little things, I don’t see anything stopping us from collecting maximum points.”
Bulawayo City have so far managed two win, two draws and one defeat in their opening six matches of the season.
They held Harare City to a goalless draw on Wednesday and will be hoping to capitalise on home advantage when they face Triangle.

Tomorrow will also see defending champions CAPS United hosting struggled Chapungu at the national Sports Stadium.

The Green Machine are coming into the match at the back of a draw against Ngezi Platinum Stars albeit in controversial circumstances.

Tomorrow: Bulawayo City v Triangle United (Barbourfields Stadium), CAPS United v Chapungu (National Sports Stadium),
Sunday: Yadah FC v Dynamos (National Sports Stadium), Shabanie Mine v Tsholotsho (Maglas Stadium), Hwange v Chicken Inn (Colliery Stadium), Highlanders v Ngezi Platinum (Barbourfields Stadium)

—Godknows Matarutse

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