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Ntini threatens to quit Triangle

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CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League side Triangle’s coach Gishon Ntini has threatened to quit the newly-promoted side, citing massive sabotage from club’s executive.

Report by Kenneth Nyangani

Former Caps United gaffer Maxwell Takaendesa Jongwe is one of the coaches tipped for the hot seat should Ntini throw in the towel today.

Ntini opened up to NewsDay Sport yesterday after his club had lost 2-1 to Black Rhinos on Sunday and is expected to meet the team’s executive today in the Lowveld.
Only recently, Triangle players wrote a petition to the executive demanding to know why their signing-on fees were reduced and when the remaining amount of an estimated $15 000 would be paid.

“It’s high time I gave another person a chance. Right now, I am in Harare, but I will be in Chiredzi tomorrow (today) and I’m scheduled to meet the club’s executive. This is when I am going to tell them my position,” he said.

“I have suffered a lot for this team, but there is too much sabotage from the executive. I think this will also be the time when we will discuss or I will be negotiating my dues,” he said.

An insider confirmed to NewsDay yesterday that the meeting would be held.
“Yes, the meeting is on tomorrow (today), but currently I am not aware of the issues that will be on the agenda,” he said.

Contacted for a comment, Triangle chairman Lovemore Matikinyidze said he was not aware of the meeting as he was not in the Lowveld.

“I am not in Triangle currently and I’m driving, but if there is any meeting, they should have organised the meeting there,” he said.

Another source also told this publication that Tongaat Hulett corporate affairs manager Adelaide Chikunguru was at the Triangle-Rhinos match for the first time this year to see the situation for herself.

“We were happy that Adelaide attended a Triangle match for the first time this year against Black Rhinos. I think she wanted to see the situation on the ground,” he said.

“Even last year I did not see her at any of our matches. I think that they want to move the football from being run by the Community Development Department (CDD), which is being accused of sabotaging the team,” he said.

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