Man­hanga seeks Tri­an­gle mo­men­tum

The Manica Post - - Sport/ Foreign News - Mof­fat Mungazi Sports Cor­re­spon­dent

THE Mutare-born pint-sized Tri­an­gle play­maker, who started both matches in which his team lost at home to Ngezi Plat­inum Stars (0-2) and away at Sha­banie Mine (1-0), be­lieves that it is just a mat­ter of time be­fore they come right.

This has been Tri­an­gle’s lame take­off to the Cas­tle Lager Pre­mier Soc­cer League 2018 cam­paign, which has seen them be­ing vul­ner­a­ble at the back and fee­ble in at­tack.

But that in­dif­fer­ent form has not put off the Lowveld side’s midget mid­field dy­namo Pasca Man­hanga, who re­mains switched on to the need to play his role in in­spir­ing a much-needed jump­start to Tri­an­gle’s false start to the marathon.

“This is not the kind of start to a new sea­son we had hoped and pre­pared for, but we are con­fi­dent we will turn it all around and come right. As play­ers, we will not al­low those two de­feats to keep us down; but have to lift our­selves up,” said Man­hanga.

He added that their predica­ment has been com­pounded by the fact his team is still tak­ing shape fol­low­ing the ar­rival of some new play­ers.

Tri­an­gle have been rel­a­tively ac­tive on the trans­fer mar­ket dur­ing the off-sea­son and brought in such play­ers as former CAPS United winger Phineas Ba­musi, ex-Tsholotsho shot-stop­per Chang Mar­ion – both of whom trace their roots back to Mutare – Delic Murimba from Hwange; Arnold Chiveya, for­merly of Harare City and Anelka Chivandire, an­other East­ern bor­der city son, from The Africa Trust.

Yet the former Chisamba Pri­mary pupil, a tal­is­manic pres­ence for How Mine dur­ing their run to the Chibuku Su­per Cup fi­nal and eighth place fin­ish last sea­son, re­mains de­fi­antly con­fi­dent.

“The mo­ment we get to gather some mo­men­tum by post­ing a pos­i­tive re­sult shall help us shift into top gear, turn a cor­ner and get the cam­paign go­ing. At this junc­ture it is im­por­tant that we keep our heads up and stay afloat in the present sit­u­a­tion. We are working very hard ev­ery day as a team to im­prove on re­sults and will be fight­ing with ev­ery­thing that we have,” he said. Tri­an­gle travel to Bu­l­awayo for a date with in-form High­landers for their next match, be­fore host­ing an equally trou­bled ZPC Kariba at Gibbo in their next two as­sign­ments.

Pasca Man­hanga

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