CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League pacesetters Triangle will be hoping to continue with their fine start to the season when they engage FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium tomorrow.
BY KENNETH NYANGANI
The Sugar Sugar Boys will come into the match buoyed by their 6-0 drubbing of Gweru-based prison and correctional services side WhaWha at Gibbo Stadium last Sunday.
Their opponents Pure Platinum Play had a rather disappointing afternoon on the same day after they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to league champions Dynamos.
The Kelvin Kaindu-coached Triangle is likely to give the home side all sorts of problems as Mandava Stadium has one of the best turfs in the PSL.
And Kaindu was on record last week after the demolition of Whawha that his team just needs a good turf to showcase their free-flowing passing game.
The duo of attacking midfielders Lameck Nhamo, Pasca Manhanga and striker Richard Kawondera have been difficult to contain and one can ask Chapungu, Hwange and Caps United how devastating they have been this season.
Triangle are leading the log standings with 20 points from nine matches the same with Bulawayo outfit Chicken Inn but they have a superior goal difference.
FC Platinum have been struggling for consistency this season and they are occupying 10th position with 10 points and will come into the match under-pressure to collect maximum points.
Triangle chairman Lovemore Matikinyidze conceded that he was expecting the match to be tough, but was confident of his side technical ability and the players at their disposal.
“This is going to be a tough match for us, but l have confidence in our technical department. They are doing a good job, remember some of the players who are doing wonders at the club played for the team last season,” he said. “They have brought confidence into the players and they are responding well. So against FC Platinum, we will be hoping that the team will produce the good form we are in and l am hopeful of collecting maximum points.”
Platinum will be without Zambian international defender Aaron Katebe who has joined his country for the Cosafa Cup which starts in South Africa tomorrow while Triangle will be at full strength.