By Tawanda Tafirenyika
“#Zimbabwe” Zimbabwe Caf Confederations Cup representatives Triangle were held to a goalless draw by Rukinzo away to Bujumbura, Burundi on Saturday but still managed to progress to the next round of the African Safari.
Rukinzo went into the match seeking to overturn a 5-0 defeat in Harare in the reverse fixture but found the mission a tall order and in the end settled for a goalless draw signalling the end of their interests in this tournament.
The result also means the Zimbabweans procceed on a comprehensive 5-0 aggregate win.
Triangle’s goals in the first leg came from a brace by Allan Tavarwisa, while captain Richard Kawondera, Timothy January and Tito Chintuli chipped in with a goal apiece.
Triangle will now face Tanzanian side Azam who also advanced to the second round after defeating Fasil Kenema 3-1 on Saturday. A brace from Richard Djodi gave the Tanzanian outift a two goal advantage within half an hour, before Mujib Kasim halved the deficit.
However, Zambian international forward Obrey Chirwa ensured progression for the home side with a late strike, making it 3-2 on aggregate.