by WALTER MAFEKING
CHIREDZI, (Lowveld Post) – FOLLOWING an undeniably impressive run in the preliminary round of the CAF Confederations Cup competition, Zimbabwe’s representative Triangle FC now needs to work their magic when they face FC Nouadhibou.
Lowveld based side Triangle will travel to Mauritius to face Nouadhibou for the first leg of play-offs stage on 27 October, with the return leg pegged on 3 November in Bulawayo at Barbourfields.
The duel between the two teams will see the winner progressing to the group stages of the competition.
For Triangle coach Taurai Mangwiro, little is known about their opponent which therefore puts him in a difficult position to tactically prepare for the encounter.
“To be honest they are an unknown quantity to us but that makes them a dangerous lot.
“What it means is between now and the game we need to do more, trying to research, find out more about them,” said Mangwiro.
The little known FC Nouadhibou was drawn against Triangle after crushing out of the CAF Champions where FC Platinum also seek to raise the Zimbabwean flagship in group D.
In the preliminary round, Triangle hammered Rukinzo 5-0 and Tanzanian giant Azam 2-0 on aggregate thereto qualify for the play-offs.
Mangwiro promises to replicate such a fine run when they face FC Nouadhibou.
“Going to play away first obviously its a tough task but we need to get a positive result and be able to built on it, come the second leg.
“You have to brace for everything whenever there is a draw…if we can follow up what we did against Rukinzo and when we played against Azam, it eases the pressure on you,” added Mangwiro.