Fungayi Munyoro Sports Correspondent
TRIANGLE FC coach Taurai Mangwiro says he is not reading much into his team’s current position on the log standings, insisting that his charges will take Harare City as serious opponents when the two sides clash in the Chibuku Super Cup finals.
Mangwiro is expecting a tough match against the Sunshine Boys who are the defending champions.
The Chibuku Super Cup final has been slated for Gibbo Stadium tomorrow (Saturday).
Kick off time is 14:45hrs.
Mangwiro won the Chibuku Super Cup in 2015 as coach for Harare City.
“I respect Mark Harrison. He has done well this season. We played Harare City in a league match in Harare and we lost 1-0 before a 1-1 draw at Gibbo in the reverse fixture. We need to up our game.
“We should work hard to make the home advantage count. They are the defending champions and they have been dominating since 2014.
“Harare City has won the cup before and that speaks volumes of the tough encounter we are facing this weekend. We have to take them seriously. They are a good side,” he said.
He refused to be swayed by his charges’ 2-1 win over DeMbare in the semi finals.
Last year, Mangwiro’s charges were dumped out of the Chibuku Cup in the first round after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Black Rhinos. On their way to the finals, Triangle United won 4-1 on penalties over Shabanie Mine in the first round before dismissing new boys Nichrut with the same margin in the quarter-finals. The Sugar Boys defeated Dynamos 2-1 courtesy of Kudzai Chigwida’s header and a Lameck Nhamo strike.
Harare City, who are the defending champions, will be seeking to win the cup for the third time after winning it in 2015 and last year. On their way to the final, Harare City dismissed Bulawayo City 1-0 in the first round, before beating Highlanders 2-1 in the quarter-finals. They dismissed Lloyd Chitembwe’s Caps United 2-1 in the semi finals.
Winners will get $75 000 while the losing finalists will pocket $50 000.