Triangle United thrash Nichrut

Triangle United..........(2) 5
Nichrut FC...............(0) 1

CHIREDZI - Triangle United eased into the semi-finals of the Chibuku Super Cup with a dominant quarter-final win over Nichrut FC yesterday.

The Sugar Sugar Boys outclassed the visitors as they raced into a first half lead through goals from captain Ralph Kawondera and Collins Dhuwa with Lameck Nhamo assisting the duo in the 21st and 35th minute respectively.

Washington Pakamisa halved the deficit in the 51st minute before Kawondera claimed his brace seven minutes later when he headed in an Arnold Chivheya long throw-in.

Russel Madamombe put the game to rest as a contest in the 73rd minute from another Chivheya long throw in before Agrippa Murimba made the score line embarrassing by heading in a Dhuwa cross late on.

The huge win left the Sugar Sugar Boys’ coach Taurai Mangwiro filling pity for the opponents.

“We looked very, very hungry and it’s not surprising that we banged in five today,” he said.

“It could have been worse but you don’t want to take anything away from the boys.

“We made Nichrut look very ordinary at the end of the day but from my own assessment, they are not as bad as the score-line may suggest.

“It’s about how we applied ourselves as a team and at the end, we got the deserved win; we worked hard for it and I’m happy for the team.”

With such a crushing win, Mangwiro is now looking forward to the last four draw which will be held in due course.

“To be crowned champions, you have to beat the best and we are ready for any of the teams,” Mangwiro said.

“It’s good that where we needed four games to win the cup competition, we are left with two games for that and we need a strong finish to the season so it was important that we win today.”

Nichrut coach John Nyikadzino was at a loss of words to explaining the heavy mauling.

“My overall view is that we lacked concentration throughout the game because I didn’t expect that,” he said.


Triangle: Ronald Mudimu, Praise Tonha, Arnold Chivheya, Kudzai Chigwida, Donald Dzvinyai, Ralph Kawondera, Trevor Mavhanga, Phineas Bhamusi, Russel Madamombe, Collin Dhuwa, Lameck Nhamo

Nichrut: Stanley Chikwanha, Ephraim Mwinga, Shepard Sithole, Nkosilathi Moyo, Washington Pakamisa 81’ Andrew Kanchwachwa, Themba Ndlovu, Farai Vimisayi, Ali Joseph Maliselo, Asani Nhongo, Gerald Bhero, Frankson Bushiri.

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