Chioniso Mashakada in Bulawayo
Triangle are out of the CAF Confederation Cup after losing 4-3 on aggregate to Mauritania’s FC Nouadhibou at Barbourfields yesterday.
The Zimbabweans won 3-2 but it was not enough having lost the reverse fixture 2-0
Captain Ralph Kawondera, Simba Makoni and Anelka Chivandire scored for the Sugar Sugar Boys.
Needing nothing short of victory by three-goal margin to progress to the group stage, Triangle found themselves with a mountain to climb in the 6th minute of play when they allowed the hosts to take the lead.
Triangle coach Taurai Mangwiro was bitter and apologised to the nation. He however, feels he was robbed.
“Firstly I want to say sorry to the nation.
“It wasn’t a good day for us. We gave it a good fight. The guys fought and gave their own but it wasn’t our day.”
The hosts’ two goals were ruled offside before two penalty calls were ignored and Mangwiro believes that the officials were not fair to them.
“I didn’t see us given a fair chance. My question is were we given a chance of competing or to just fulfill the fixture? Because honestly speaking a fair chance was not there for us,” he said
The coach further called up for the nation to try ad meet the CAF requirements as he believes that they played a role in their campaign.
“There’s a need for us as a nation to ensure that we have facilities that goes in line with CAF because honestly we missed a lot.
“We had to travel to Bulawayo to play at home, we missed our fans and is this what a nation can do for a team they want to see in the mini league?” said the coach.