TRIANGLE . . . . . . . . . .(2)3
BANTU ROVERS . . . . (1)2
KENNETH NYANGANI IN TRIANGLE
SUBSTITUTE Richard Kawondera scored a late winner that propelled Triangle to a crucial win over Bantu Rovers in a Castle Lager Premier League match played at Gibbo Stadium yesterday.
Triangle scored through Blessing Chimwamuchere in the first minute, new signing Graham Ncube in the 29th minute and Kawondera three minutes from time, while the visitors scored through Obadiah Tarumbwa in the 15th minute and Dalubuhle Moraka in the 50th minute.
Triangle head coach Biggie Zuze said he was worried with his side’s defence, but was naturally a happy man after the win.
“I am not happy with the soft goals we are conceding. We have been making efforts to address our defensive problems. But we are continuously conceding soft goals. It was a good game and with a bit of luck they (Bantu) could have come up with something,” he said. “But at the moment, I am happy because we have got quite a number of options in our defence as our skipper Chastern Ndongonda is recovering and we have got new signing Jimmy Dzingai.”
His counterpart Methembe Ndlovu, who watched the first half from the terraces, was full of praises of the match officials.
“As coaches we see matches better from different angles. That is why I was in the terraces in the first half. But I am happy with the match officials; they did a good job as we have faced challenges with match officials when playing away from home,” he said.
With barely 60 seconds on the clock, Warriors defender Blessing Chimwamuchere scored a beauty from a free-kick after midfielder Brian Juwayeyi had been fouled by defender Benson Phiri.
But the visitors refused to be outdone as veteran striker Tarumbwa scored a priceless equaliser in the 15th minute.
In the 20th minute, former Highlanders player Johannes Ngodzo’s shot just outside the box hit the crossbar with the home side goalkeeper Ronald Mudimu a well beaten man.
Former Highlanders striker Ncube scored his debut goal for the home side after benefiting from a Juwayeyi cross from the right flank.
Bantu drew level again five minutes after the break after Moraka benefited from a defence mix up to prod the ball home before Kawondera had the last say, heading home a Chimwamuchere cross from the left.