HARARE – Edward Kanhanyu, owner of Central Region Division One champions Tripple B, says his club’s recent promotion into the Castle Premiership is “poetic justice” after failing to secure a PSL ticket last season.
The Friday Phiri-coached side beat Tongogara 1-0 to seal passage into the Zimbabwean top flight next season.
However, their ascendency has not been short of drama.
Tripple B lost their ticket for promotion to Hardbody last term after an arbitration court dismissed their appeal against Hardbody’s victory at the Zifa Appeals Committee.
Ironically, while Tripple B has dominated the Central Region this season, Hardbody have struggled for form in the PSL, only managing six wins in 28 games.
The Gweru-based outfit is starring relegation, lying in 15th place with just 23 points.
“Firstly, I will say well done to the boys and the technical team, they did not lose focus even after the boardroom wrangle between us and Hardbody last season,” Kanyangu said.
“When God destines something for you, it means it may delay but you will certainly get it.”
Tripple B becomes the second team from the small border town of Beitbridge to play in the PSL following in the footsteps of Underhill, who took Premiership action to Dulibadzimu Stadium in 2009.
“The people of Beitbridge have been craving for this for a long time. You saw the Mbada Diamonds game in Beitbridge the stadium was packed,” Kanyangu said.
“We promise fans that we will give them the best, we are not just here for a one night stand; this is a long term marriage.”
On whether Tripple B have plans to add experienced players to their squad, Kanyangu said: “Maybe one or two players but we will keep our faith in the team that got us this far.”