ZVISHAVANE – Under pressure Triangle FC coach Taurai Mangwiro was the happier of the two coaches after his side managed to snatch an away point in a goalless game played at Maglas stadium.
Triangle went into the match with a single point on the log standing following a draw with giants Dynamos and two consecutive defeats while FC Platinum had 7 points from two wins and a single draw.
Speaking after the match coach Mangwiro applauded the Sugar Boys for parking the bus.
"Am happy the boys did well and it was our game plan to play a defensive game with vast of the players playing in defense while attempting to counterise whenever an opportunity arose," he said.
Mangwiro admitted that he is under pressure to produce good results considering his poor start.
He however, said the poor start is because he was still studying the team.
"Pressure is there but not from my paymasters but from myself because as a coach you must create a name through winning accolades and trophies. I joined Triangle late in the preseason and am using these first games to study the tactics one can employ for a better side and stopping FC Platinum might be a mark for a new era," he said.
FC Platinum gaffer Norman 'Muchinawamajuzi' Mapeza was a disappointed man considering how his boys failed to penetrate the Triangle FC defense.
"We did everything we could but failed. Triangle had over 6 players in defense making it impossible for my boys to penetrate hence the result. Maglas stadium is small and my boys tried all they can but at the end of the day we lost two points at home," said Mapeza.
Mapeza said his team is still on the right course especially after collecting 8 points in 4 matches.
"The team is still on track we have 8 points out of a possible 12 which is not bad. We hope to pick up the pieces and win our next game," he said.
Simon Shoko gave the first goal attempt in the 19th minute through a volley from 35meters but his effort was denied by Triangle goalie Ronald Mudimu who chipped the ball over the bar for a corner kick.
The Platinun miners' new signing Gift Mbweti mesmerized his opponents in the right flank and two times came face to face with the Triangle goal point but could not find the back of the net as Mudimu remained alert.
Tarisai Rukanda attempted to punish his former paymasters Platinum as he led the Sugar boys strike force but his pace was to slow for Rapheal Mudiviwa who kept marking him until he was substitited to pave way for Sugarboys captain Lameck Nhamo.sport news