Mangwiro’s Sugar Boys fast losing taste

  • By MatchDay Reporter

A tasteless Sugar Boys team was handed its third consecutive defeat by a determined Caps United on Sunday after what had looked like a perfect start to their season.

Coach Taurayi Mangwiro’s Triangle outfit has only registered a single home win, dismissing runners up Ngezi Platinum.

After all the hype Triangle sits on position 12, a point above Manica Diamonds.

He has managed a paltry two wins, a draw and four losses.

Mangwiro has already been punished by two of his former players Phineas Bamusi who is now with Makepekepe and was a pain for his defenders and Lameck Nhamo whose strike ensured three points for FC Platinum earlier this season.

Although he vowed to launch a comeback Mangwiro’s short-lived fame in the lowveld at the start of the 2019 Castle Lager season could just be that, short-lived like any one of those moments in past seasons.

“Congratulations to Caps United we were throwing everything at them but they repelled what we threw and hit us with a decisive goal at a crucial time of the game.

“It is very difficult when your team play the way they did and then come out of a match empty handed but such is football, we do not want to despair but will continue working hard,” said Mangwiro.

“Caps United are doing well and we gave a fight and being the home team, I expected us to win but it was not to be, so tough luck,” said Mangwiro.

Yesterday Triangle controlled the tempo of the game in the first 10 minutes pressing for a goal but unfortunately just after Caps’ 14-minute goal from Joel Ngodzo lost focus till halftime.

With nine minutes into the second phase Triangle through Simba Makoni restored parity.

The consolation was cancelled by Dominic Chungwa who connected Valentine Musarurwa’s cross with a header, sealing a win for the Green Machine.

With Triangle being the only team from Masvingo province in the topflight, its relegation is a taboo subject in the lowveld.