Munashe Kusemwaenda, Sports Reporter
TRIANGLE coach Taurai Mangwiro says they could have closed the gap on log leaders if they had won their two previous matches.
Triangle had two games in hand, against Manica Diamonds and Black Rhinos which they lost 4-3 and 2-1 respectively.
“We might have lost two matches in a row but I believe the war is still on.
“We lost it in a painful way considering that we had a very good chance to close the gap on the log leaders but we couldn’t make up for the lost ground.
“So it was unfortunate and we do not want to despair as a team and we are fully aware that it’s not going to be easy going forward since other teams are fighting for the championship whilst others are fighting against relegation so it would be critical,” said Mangwiro.
Mangwiro also highlighted that the Premier Soccer League is now at a stage where it will be tight for all teams.
“We are also aware that this is a period where we lost four consecutive games and if we at least picked up a point from Chapungu it could have been better but it is Chapungu, Rhinos, Harare City and Caps United that gave us a beating when we went to this period.
“So it is a time which we would measure the kind of progress that we have made as a team but it was unfortunate Black Rhinos proved to be stronger than us and we put that behind us,” he said.
Meanwhile Sugar Sugar boys will travel to Tanzania this Sunday to face Azam in their first round CAF Confederation Cup encounter.
“We now shift focus to Azam where we play this week on Sunday and that is the fixture we are looking forward to and we want to do well on both fronts.
“Sunday presents us with an opportunity to do well in the CAF Confederation cup.
“It’s tricky in that we are playing away against an opponent that we haven’t played before. They won convincingly in their last encounter at home against a team from Ethiopia (Fasil Ketema) so we place ourselves there for the hope that we will be able to get a positive result,” he added.