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Mangwiro’s woes mount


Triangle………………… 0
Chicken Inn…(0) 1

TAURAI Mangwiro’s start to life at Triangle continues to go from bad to worse after his side were beaten by a visiting Chicken Inn at Gibbo Stadium yesterday, to stretch the team’s winless streak to four matches.


Substitute Darryl Nyandoro scored an 82nd minute winner to send the visiting fans into a frenzy and ensure that Triangle record a defeat in consecutive weeks following their embarrassing 1-0 defeat away to struggling Bantu Rovers last week.

Triangle drew their opening two matches to Chapungu and Dynamos

Yesterday’s result put pressure on Mangwiro, who joined the club at the start of the season, amid hopes that he will transform the club.

”They attacked us from the very start and we failed to recover well. We need to up our sleeves but we will bounce back,” said the former Caps United gaffer, who should be beginning to feel pressure now.

Chicken Inn coach, Rahman Gumbo saluted his side, saying that they were on top of the situation for the entire match.

‘’We deserved to win the match. We had an upper because we had prepared well and that is how we defeated them. I think the game they lost to Bantu Rovers affected them badly,” he said

The home side created the first real chance in the 12th minute but Lameck Nhamo’s well-struck shot was tipped over the bar by visitors’ goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze.

Gumbo was forced to make an injury-inspired substitution bringing on Obadiah Tarumbwa for veteran midfielder, Clemence Matawu in the in the 17th minute with the former missing a glorious chance minutes after coming on.

Chipezeze was again called to make a stunning save just before halftime, denying Russel Madamombe.

The visitors had the better part of possession in the second half, but never really threatened the home side.

Seeing that his side was ineffective upfront, Gumbo pulled out Thomas Kadyaridzire for Nyandoro in the 53rd minute and the veteran striker made the difference later in the match.

The former Monomotapa player received a fine pass from Kudakwashe Gurure inside the box and drilled the ball past the hapless Triangle goalkeeper Ronald Mudimu.

The home side threw everything upfront late on but the visitors defended resolutely to keep their lead.

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