Triangle join Pasuwa race

HARARE - Triangle have also joined the race to secure the services of outgoing Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa for next season, the Daily News has established.

Pasuwa wrote his own piece of history by becoming the first Zimbabwean coach to win four league titles on the trot when he led DeMbare to their 21st domestic crown in the just-ended season but has announced his departure after the fit.

The Daily News understands that the 43-year old has emerged as Triangle’s top target, with the Lowveld side seeking to boost their technical department for next season.

After a dismal season in which they survived relegation right on the last day of the season, the Sugar Sugar Boys are believed to have set their sights on Pasuwa, who they believe would “revive the team’s fortunes”.

Biggie Zuze was in charge of the side last season and enjoyed a tops-turvy relationship with the Triangle fans.

The former Monomotapa coach’s best moment at the club was when he led Triangle to the NetOne One Wallet Cup glory by beating Dynamos in October. 

When the side’s Premiership status became unsafe due to their low league position, Triangle roped in former Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu to help them steer the club away from relegation.

However, they were forced to look elsewhere after Kaindu, who joined Triangle as technical director, attracted interest from South Africa.

With the Zambian’s head turned by the lure of the Absa Premiership across the Limpopo, Triangle are now making contingency plans to launch an ambitious bid to bring Pasuwa to the Lowveld.

Pasuwa’s contract at the record Zimbabwe champions expires month-end.

Triangle chairman Lovemore Matikinyedze declined to shed more light on the situation but gave a strong hint that the club would soon review their technical department.

“I am not aware of that. We have not engaged anyone as the club. For now the current arrangement is that Biggie (Zuze) remains the coach,” he told the Daily News yesterday. 

“We however, intend to review our technical team. We might hire a new coach but we haven’t spoken to Pasuwa as yet. We want our preparations for the new season to start as soon as possible.

“So we will announce if there are any changes in the next few weeks. Of course Pasuwa is a good coach but we have not been in touch with him.”

It is still not clear whether Triangle will maintain Zuze, who replaced Gishon Ntni at the start of the year.

Pasuwa earlier this year turned down an opportunity to work with Zuze as his assistant at Dynamos.

The outgoing DeMbare coach is also understood to be on the radar of several Premiership clubs that includes newly-promoted Flame Lily, Harare City among others.

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