Tinotenda Nyanzira, Sports Reporter
TRIANGLE coach Taurai Mangwiro says they are good as done with their 2020 squad.
The Lowveld side has so far signed several players including striker Ralph Matema, Shepherd Gadzikwa and James Mukombwe.
They are also set for a reunion with Nhamo Lameck on loan from FC Platinum.
This comes after the departure of some of their key players including Ralph Kawondera, Donald Dzvinyai, Nyasha Chintuli, Anelka Chivandire, Kudzai Chigwida and Marion Chang.
“We are as good as done with our squad I must say it’s just one more slot left to fill for the seniors but we are done with our final squad for 2020 season,” he said.
Asked about how players are responding to pre- season training, he said:
“We are still in our infancy stage and we will continue to assess the players as we carry on our pre-season training.
“And maybe in three weeks’ time we should be in good state but for now it’s work in progress, the players are still settling and we will up the tempo as the preparations progressed.”
Mangwiro also said they have just started their pre-season games to prepare the team for the forthcoming season.
“Last weekend we played against Manica Diamonds here in Triangle and we used two teams and it went on very well.
“It helped us in terms of what we wanted to assess but we are taking things slowly in our practice matches and we are doing a lot of work at our sessions since it’s a root to go in terms of our preparations.
“We always want to do better and win accolades and this year it’s not exception of course we do not have continuity in the team which makes our task a bit tough.
“The new guys that we have brought in should be driven by the will to succeed and it can help us a lot going forward.
“It’s not like we are in the league to add up numbers we need to be up there competing with the best.
“The main objective of course would be to see the improvement on last year performance. We had a decent run in the Confederation Cup and we failed to defend our Chibuku cup.
“So going into this season we want to see the improvement from all competitions,” he said.