Triangle United Football Club, popularly known as the ‘Sugar Sugar Boys’, are now preparing for the hard work that awaits them in the African Confederations Cup which will be held in August 2019.
The team qualified for the cup after beating Harare City two nil to lift the Chibuku Super Cup in the final played at Gibbo Stadium last weekend.
Triangle FC coach, Taurai Mangwiro became the man of the moment since that was his second time winning the cup; the first time being back in 2015 when he was still with Harare City FC, the same team he defeated last week.
“We are pleased with this hard victory which is a result of tireless work and the support of sponsors and supporters. We say thank you to everybody and we are now looking forward to the bigger task that lies ahead,” said Mangiro.
Triangle FC president, Adelaide Chikunguru, who is also Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe corporate and communications affairs manager, said she was excited by her team’s display of great sportsmanship.
“Our players are exhibiting world-class football and they definitely deserve to play in bigger championships. The likes of Lameck Nhamo, Ralph Kaondera, Phineas Bhamusi and goal keeper Ronald Mudimu are amazing.
“The team has benefited a lot from junior players as well as the more seasoned ones through our Ramangwana Junior Training Programme. We are excited that the PSL provides national and regional platforms for our youths to take up soccer professionally.
“Like any other sport, football can be a lifelong career if taken professionally and this is what we are encouraging through our sport development programme at Tongaat Hulett,” Chikunguru said.
She said the company was ready to meet the needs of then team as it prepares for the continental challenge.
“Our investment into the team is paying dividends as they will now carry the Huletts sugar brand further afield. All things being equal, the plan is to get the team playing in the confederations cup in 2019,” said Chikunguru.