CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League side Triangle gaffer Gishon Ntini will be on a revenge mission when his side lock horns with Black Rhinos in a league match today at Gibbo Stadium. The Harare-based army side edged them 1-0 in the reverse fixture in the capital.
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Triangle will also come into the match with their tails between the legs after their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Buffaloes in their last league fixture at Sakubva Stadium last month.
The Lowveld-based side will be expected to field their new signing, veteran defender Norman Togara, who joined them on a one-year contract during the transfer window period.
Also expected to make their debut appearance are former Motor Action Striker Misheck Mburayi and ex-Bulawayo Chiefs midfielder Walter Mukanda.
In an interview with NewsDay Sport yesterday, the outspoken gaffer was buoyant, saying they are eager to collect maximum points. He, however, lamented that they will be missing their chief striker Limited Chikafa.
“They beat us last time and l was disappointed. This time we will be at home and we are looking forward to beating them,” he said.
In another match set for today, Black Mambas coach John Toto Ncube has promised to give Highlanders a hard time when the two sides clash at Morris Depot.
The police side are buoyant after beating title-chasing Chicken Inn 3-2 in their last league game, while Highlanders registered a 1-0 victory over Hwange at Barbourfields Stadium last month.
Ncube said: “We have been preparing well and we are ready for the match against Highlanders. They are a big team and they have good players, but we will be equal on the field of play. We have to take advantage that we are playing at home and get a good result.”
Black Mambas acquired veteran striker Evans Gwekwerere from Botswana’s Be Mobile league side Township Rollers and Joseph Mutambiranwa from Caps United during the mid-season transfer window period.
Ncube said they are hoping that former Dynamos and Caps United striker Gwekwerere will prove that he is still a good player.
Today: Shabanie Mine v Buffaloes (Maglas), Dynamos v Motor Action (Rufaro), Triangle v Black Rhinos (Gibbo), Black Mambas v Highlanders (Morris Depot)