Triangle seek better away record

HARARE - Triangle coach Kelvin Kaindu says they will be looking forward to end their poor away form this afternoon when they face FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium this afternoon.

The Castle Lager Premiership log leaders have only been able to collect five points from a possible 12 away from their Gibbo fortress thus far.

The Sugar Sugar Boys played out a 1-1 draw with Buffaloes in Rusape in their first away game of the season.

Kaindu’s men returned to Rusape and beat debutants Dongo Sawmills 1-0 in what remains their only away win.

The Lowveld side travelled to the capital last month and suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Flame Lilly at Lafarge before going to Bulawayo where they held Chicken Inn to a goalless draw.

“I think our away form hasn’t been good. Most of the time we find it tough playing away from home,” Kaindu told the Daily News on Sunday.

“We need to improve our away form against FC Platinum, as you know Mandava is one of the best venues in the country so I don’t think our normal passing game will be affected.”

The Zambian gaffer has transformed the Lowveld side into a competitive side and they have recorded some big wins especially at their Gibbo.

From the opening nine matches of the current campaign, Triangle have plundered a staggering 20 points, winning six games, drawing twice and losing just once.

“Our preparations are going on well; we are approaching this game with a positive mind,” he said.

“We know FC Platinum is a good team, one of the well organised teams in the Premiership and they are also one of the title contenders; we respect them and I think the best team of the day will win this match.”

Triangle are also still closely monitoring some of their players who have fitness concerns.

Praise Tonha, Richard Kawondera, Cabby Kamhapa and Jimmy Dzingaiare some of the senior players who are out for today’s match due to injuries.

“Yes these are some of key players but I think we have enough players to replace those who are injured and it’s a good opportunity for other players to showcase their talents,” said Kaindu.

The Zambian said their target in Zvishavane this afternoon is to remain on top spot.

“Being on top of the log standings, we are not feeling any pressure because this is not the first time in my career to be in this type of situation,” he said.

“Look, nobody expected us to be where we are today I think if someone looks at the log standings he or she will say there is problem on this log.Our target is to continue with our fine form and remain on top of the log standing.”

The platinum miners will go into today’s match hoping to bounce back to winning ways after suffering a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Dynamos last weekend.

The Zvishavane side had a difficult start to the 2015 season; so far they have managed ten points from a possible 27 with three wins, five defeats and one draw recorded in their first nine matches.

Today: How Mine v Dynamos (Barbourfields), CAPS United v Chapungu (NSS), FC Platinum v Triangle United (Mandava)

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