Bottom sides to clash


TRIPPLE B may have to rely on territorial advantage rather than current form when they host Triangle in Premier Soccer League (PSL) match at Dulibadzimu Stadium on Saturday.

Mukudzei Chingwere

Tripple B’s chances of surviving relegation have long dwindled following three consecutive defeats in their last outings against Fc Platinum, Highlanders and Dynamos. Their chances of playing PSL football beyond this season are almost none.

They need to collect maximum points from their remaining matches and hope that most of the teams in the bottom half drop points along the way.

But the border town outfit coach Peter Manoti knows they have a mathematical chance of surviving the drop if they win all their remaining matches and is itching to go.

“We are no longer in control of our destiny, but we will keep on fighting because the chance of surviving is still there,” he said.

“Even if there is no chance of surviving we would continue playing for pride and as professionals we will not throw away matches.”

Triangle too will come into the match aiming for an outright win to consolidate their hopes of surviving the drop at the end of the campaign, but their coach Gishon Ntini knows that it will not be an easy objective.

They will have to do without the services of the injured national team triallist Blessing Chimwamuchere, Tineyi Meda and Tichaona Chipunza who are down with knee injuries.

“It is going to be a difficult match for us considering that they are fighting relegation though their chances of making it are slim,” Ntini said.

“We want to win the match so that we finish on a respectable position, but as for relegation I think we are now safe though we need to collect a few more points to be assured of PSL football next season.

“We will miss the services of our injured players especially in a game with a huge significance like this one, but we
have enough arsenal which I think is capable of filling the void they have left.”