Triangle win but Mangwiro fumes

Yadah FC........(0) 1
Triangle...........(1) 2

HARARE - Triangle coach Taurai Mangwiro lambasted archaic tactics by home side Yadah FC after his side had to wait for over 25 minutes outside the venue before yesterday’s Castle Lager Premiership match.

As a result of the delay by the home side, Triangle were only able to warm-up for less than 15 minutes before taking to the field.

Professional footballers must warm up for at least 20 minutes before a match in order to avoid sports injuries.

However, the Sugar Sugar Boys did not allow the delay to dampen their spirits as Phineas Bamusi scored after only five minutes following a solo run before his low shot beat Yadah goalkeeper Samuel Mafukidze.

Yadah equalised in the 55th minute through a contentious penalty converted by Leeroy Mavunga.

Traingle regained their lead three minutes later when Lameck Nhamo also converted from the spot.

“The only disappointment I have today is the treatment from our hosts; last season it was the same thing and today it happened again,” Mangwiro said.

“We had to wait outside for a long time while the gate was locked and when it was finally opened, we did not have enough time to warm up.

“If we want our football to got to the next level we need to leave these dirty tactics of frustrating the opponents in the past.

“I hope the referee will capture this in his match report because it was there for everyone to see.”

Yadah coach Thomas Ruzive was disappointed with the missed chances by his forwards especially Ralph Matema.

“If you do not take your chances, you are bound to lose football matches. This is what happened today,” Ruzive said.

“Triangle were there for the taking but we let them off the hook because we should have buried this game in the first half.”

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