How Mine complete double against Triangle
Triangle FC 1-2 How Mine HOW Mine came back from a goal down yesterday to beat Triangle United in coach Kelvin Kaindu’s first return to Gibbo after the Zambian international led the Lowveld side to their best finish in the Castle Lager Premiership soccer last season.
The match was evenly contested but Kaindu managed to complete a double over his former employers after collecting maximum points in the first game in Bulawayo.
“As much as we picked maximum points, I give all the credit to the team, we came from a goal down and we responded and managed to get an equaliser. It’s not easy to beat Triangle at home but the positive side is this is the first six points that we have collected. It’s a plus to us and now we have managed to go on top of them on the log,” said Kaindu after the match yesterday.
Triangle opened the scoring as early as the 12th minute when How Mine’s Mbare-born goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya gave away a corner after failing to clear Milton Ncube’s back pass.
Hardlife Mavhundi then rose high to head the ball home after a well-worked corner between Dzingai Chirambamuriwo and Nhamo Lameck with the latter providing the assist.
Kaindu made a tactical substitution, bringing on veteran striker Kuda Musharu for Stephen Nyambabvu and that was the game changer as they got their equaliser shortly after.
The visitors’ goal came in the same fashion as the hosts’ early goal but this time defender Kudzai Chideu was on the end of a mix-up between Ronald Mudimu and his defenders to equalise from close range.
Adolf Muganyi, who was a marvel to watch the whole afternoon, capped his efforts with a goal that proved to be the match winner for the visitors in the 54th minute and Musharu’s goal was ruled out three minutes later.
Triangle coach David “Yogi” Mandigora was not happy by his charges performance and looked disappointed and dejected at the final whistle.
“I’m so disappointed that I can’t win a game and I don’t know what to say,” that’s all Mandigora managed to say.