Courage Denias has retired from playing football to take up a career in coaching.

Denias who was the longest serving player at Triangle had his bow-out dampened by the 1-0 defeat to Highlanders on Sunday.

“We have retired one of our long serving players, Courage Denias. We had hoped to give him a big send-off against Highlanders, but that was not to be. All the same, we are happy for him as he starts a new path in coaching. We will help him as he begins his new role,” said United coach Taurai Mangwiro.

Denias joined The Sugar Boys when they were still playing in the Eastern Region Division One league having spent two seasons at Caps United. He helped Triangle gain promotion into the Premier League. His career has however been blighted by injuries which forced him to be on the sidelines intermittently leading to his retirement.