How Mine edge Triangle

HARARE - Under-fire Triangle coach David “Yogi” Mandigora was left speechless after his side gave away a one-goal lead to lose to How Mine in a closely-contested Castle Lager Premiership match at Gibbo Stadium yesterday.

A visibly-shaken Mandigora could not even find the composure to comment on the match in which Kelvin Kaindu returned to haunt his former paymasters with a disciplined performance by his aging How Mine charges.

“I’m so disappointed that I can’t even comment, I don’t know what to say,” Mandogora said in the post-match interview.

Kaindu was elated to have completed a double over his former side.

“As much as we have picked up maximum points, I give credit to the team, we came from a goal down, we responded well and got an equaliser,” Kaindu said.

“I know Gibbo has always been a fortress and it’s difficult to beat Triangle at home… I’m glad we also managed to beat them in Bulawayo and here as well.”

Hardlife Mavundi fired the hosts ahead in the 12th minute after they had conceded two successive corners following a quick raid.

How Mine could have drawn level in the 27th minute but Triangle defender Kudzai Chigwida blocked a goal-bound shot by the visitors.

The visitors’ could not be denied any further than the 38th minute when Kudzai Chideu beat Ronald Mudimu in goals for the hosts.

Lameck Nhamo could have, however, restored the home side’s advantage but missed a Dzingai Chirambamuriwo cross right on the line with Munyaradzi Diya a beaten man.

The two teams went to the break tied one-all in the sweltering Lowveld heat but How Mine came back to find the lead nine minutes after the break through Adolf Muganyi.

How Mine thought they had killed off the match as a contest in the 57th minute but Triangle were given hope for a comeback when the goal was disallowed.

Triangle could, however, not breach the How Mine defence despite throwing everything at the visitors.

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