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Ntini stays put at Triangle


PREMIERSHIP side Triangle gaffer Gishon Ntini, who had threatened to quit the newly promoted side, has been given another chance to lead his side following a meeting held in the Lowveld yesterday.

Report by Kenneth Nyangani

On Monday, the outspoken coach told NewsDay Sport that he was ready to pass on the baton to another coach as he was not happy with the sabotage he was facing from some executive members.

Contacted for comment by this publication yesterday after the meeting, Ntini said he was happy that the meeting articulated various issues.

“At least the meeting managed to look at various issues that are affecting the team and our major worry at the moment is that we should start collecting maximum points to improve on our position,” he said.

Triangle Chairman Lovemore Matikinyidze did not answer his mobile phone when contacted for comment.

According to sources, Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe human resources director Freddy Nyangwe attended the meeting, together with human resources executive director Thomas Dheka, amongst others.

“There were many issues that were discussed and the CDD (Community Development Department) was at least found wanting. The coach’s medical bills had not been looked after and this was not good at all,” a source said.

Another source added: “No reports had been written to the (PSL) after our medic Ashley Chinyeka was manhandled by suspected Dynamos supporters in the tunnel and the CDD could not answer as to why this was not done,” he said.

“The issue of signing on fees of the players that is pending was also looked at and something will be happening soon. But the big issue is the coach staying and that the team should start to win their games,” the sources told NewsDay Sport.

The Lowveld-based side are lying in 15th position with nine points from 12 games and this weekend they face bruised and battered Buffaloes at Gibbo Stadium.

The army side has gone for five matches without collecting maximum points and their head coach Saul Chaminuka is under pressure to deliver the goods before he is shown the exit.

The army side is occupying eighth position with 16 points from 12 matches.

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