HARARE – Triangle coach Gishon Ntini – whose side face both title chasers Dynamos and Highlanders in their last four games of the season – claims the destiny of the championship is also in the Lowveld club’s hands.
Ntini issued the bold statement yesterday ahead of Triangle’s clash with defending champions Dynamos on Sunday.
The match, set for Gibbo Stadium at the weekend, is one of the matches that could potentially decide the destiny of the Castle Premiership title.
After hosting Dynamos, Triangle will then travel to Bulawayo to face Highlanders, and Ntini says the country’s biggest clubs have their work cut out for them in their quest for the Zimbabwean league title.
“The league destiny is in my hands and you have got to be joking if you think it’s over yet,” Ntini declared in an interview with the Daily News.
Dynamos have amassed 48 points from 26 matches, one ahead of second-placed Highlanders, who are on 47 points from the same number of games.
DeMbare will be hoping to maintain their one-point cushion over Bosso heading into the last four matches should their arch-rivals also come out of Motor Action Sports Club victorious against a relegated Motor Action.
Ntini, a former CAPS United and Shooting Stars coach, has guided Triangle to sixth place on the log table with 38 points from 26 matches and are unbeaten in their last eight matches in the league.
The well-travelled coach admitted having a point to prove against both Dynamos and Highlanders.
“We are in a very good position and we want to collect six points against Dynamos and Highlanders. These two teams will obviously be looking for maximum points, but we are going to cause havoc along the way.
“Personally I respect Dynamos and their coach Calisto Pasuwa, whom I think has done pretty well in the previous seasons. It’s obviously going to be a tough match. I have a reputation to protect against Dynamos. I have never lost to Dynamos as a coach.
“Highlanders robbed us in the Mbada Diamonds Cup first round and we have a score to settle with them. I am sure they are aware of the danger that awaits them.”
Triangle, who are in their first year in the top flight league, had an indifferent start to the season but picked up the pieces in the later stages.
Meanwhile, Harare City, who are tied on 48 points with Dynamos at the top, will be watching the proceedings closely. Bigboy Mawiwi’s side visit Kadoma for a date with relegation threatened Black Rhinos.
Saturday: How Mine v Hwange (Luveve), Buffaloes v CAPS United (Sakubva).
Sunday: Triangle v Dynamos (Gibbo), Shabanie Mine v Tripple B (Maglas), Chicken Inn v Platinum (Luveve), Black Mambas v Monomotapa (Morris Depot), Black Rhinos v Harare City (Rimuka), Motor Action v Highlanders (Rufaro).