Gizha calls for patience

HARARE - Underfire Triangle coach Gishon Ntini has called for calm in his camp following a string of poor results in the Castle Premiership.

Ntini’s men succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of FC Platinum at the weekend, their fourth defeat of the season after six games.

That poor run has seen the sugar cane farmers occupy only one place off the bottom of the log standings with a paltry four points.

Ntini, who had a scuffle with a fan after his team lost 1-0 to Tripple B a week ago, reckons the league is still in its infancy and too early to press the panic button.

“We should remain calm because this is just a passing phase,” Ntini said. “We might have lost two games in a sequence but there is no need to panic. We have a good team that has what it takes to challenge for honours.

“There is need for unity of purpose as a Triangle family because there has not been any premiership football in the town since the formation of the club forty two years ago.

“We should stop pointing fingers but continue working hard together as a family so that we rectify the mistakes and win the next matches.

“We have gone for the last two games without regulars, Limited Chikafa and Tawanda Muyeni, through injury.”

As Ntini’s position at Triangle becomes uneasy, speculation is rife in the Lowveld town that the former CAPS United coach might be replaced by Moses Chunga.

Chunga is currently in charge of Southern Region division one side Hippo Valley.

Ntini has an immediate chance to turn things around and save his job with the visit of Monomotapa at Gibbo Stadium this afternoon.

The 2008 champions come into this afternoon’s match high on confidence after picking up their second win on the trot when they defeated Shabanie Mine 1-0 at the weekend. - Sports Writer

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