Mangwiro cautious ahead of tricky encounter

31 March 2017


TRIANGLE coach Taurayi Mangwiro is approaching Saturday’s match against Chapungu at Ascot with caution.

Mangwiro spoke to H-Metro and offered his thoughts on facing Tendai Chikuni’s team.

Chapungu are a side he won’t take lightly despite its struggles at the end of last season as they survived relegation by a whisker.

“Every game is different,” Mangwiro said.

“After a bad finish last year, one would expect them to aim higher and play a very good game.

“For this reason we have to know we have a tough game tomorrow. Tomorrow will be a big game in the league.”

“In this league every game is tough. But I am pleased to see my players with great concentration, great focus and great will to start the season.

Mangwiro has a relaxed contract but insist he must start on a high note.

The 47-year-old gaffer was appointed head coach last month to take charge of the Sugar Sugar Boys following the departure of David Mandigora and Biggie Zuze who were in charge of the Lowveld side last year.

“This is a special match for both teams and we are awaiting a great game as the season stars.”

“Now it’s important to think about the present. For us, it’s very important to think this game tomorrow will be very tough against a strong opponent who last season fought until the end to win the title.”

Mangwiro added that they need to start the match brightly and immediately began to work on breaking down Chapungu.

“Chapungu have a great coach, a lot of talented players, very young, and I think they have improved their squad compared to last season.”

“For this reason, we have to pay attention. It will be a tricky game and I am pushing my players to be focused.”

Triangle finished on 11th position with 38 points from 30 games.