Chapungu beat Triangle

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Triangle head coach Biggie Zuze

CHAPUNGU bounced back to winning ways with a 3-2 win over Triangle United in a Premier Soccer League match at Ascot yesterday.

MUKUDZEI CHINGWERE
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Chapungu ……….(2) (3)
Triangle ………….(0) (2)

Charles Murisa, Courage Muzire and Gift Phiri’s goals outweighed Charles Makoto and Cabby Kamhapa’s late goals to ensure the home team collected maximum points.

The hosts came into the match desperate for a win having managed only two points in their previous five games with three losses and two draws.

Triangle came to Gweru with an imperious form, after they managed to avoid defeat in their previous six games with two league wins, three draws and a cup win.

The outcome of yesterday’s match left the airmen with 19 points from 16 games while the visitors remained on 17 points. The last time the two met, Triangle were victorious with 1-0 win at their own backyard.

After the match Chapungu Coach John Nyikadziono who seemed to have forgotten the formula for winning was happy with the result.
“We played well and deserved to win. I am very happy for the boys,” he said.

Triangle coach Biggie Zuze was happy with the spirit shown by his charges though in a losing cause. “The spirit is encouraging, scoring two goals after we had gone three down! The performance was wonderful,” he said.

Murisa converted the penalty 20 minutes after Jimmy Tigere had handled in the box. Seven minutes later referee Maxwell Nyamhuri awarded the visitors a penalty, but Tineyi Chitora’s effort crashed against the upright.

Ten minutes later Muzire tapped in Blessed Mbavarira’s cross to give the airmen a two- goal lead before the breather.

Twenty eight minutes after the breather Phiri put the game beyond reach when he converted with barely his first contribution of the match after coming in as a substitute for Farai Manase.

Nine minutes before fulltime Makoto pulled one back with a low shot.

Moments before fulltime Kamhapa gave the match a nervy ending with a shot outside the box, further reducing the deficit.