All set for Roy Mazingi memorial tourney

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Preparations for the memorial tournament of the late Chapungu goal keeper Roy Mazingi who died in January this year are at an advanced stage. All the four teams from the province in the Premier Soccer League are expected to clash at Mandava Stadium this Saturday. The tournament seeks to raise funds for the young family that he left behind, a wife Martha and two kids aged seven and two months. The Roy Mazingi memorial will feature Chapungu, FC Platinum, Shabanie and the new kid on the block Nichrut FC. Coach…

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FC Platinum bundled out of Champs League

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By Mukudzei Chingwere FC Platinum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0 1Primero de Agosto . . . . . . . . . (0) 2(Primero de Agosto win 5-1 on aggregate) FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza refused to bury his head in shame after bowing out of the CAF Champions League at the preliminary hurdle “claiming only those in football will understand what hit his team’’ at Mandava yesterday. De Agosto players celebrate a goal against FC Platinum The Zimbabwean…

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Angolan giants wary of last year’s ghost

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Angolan giants Clube Desportivo de Agosto believe their encounter with Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champions FC Platinum is not a done and dusted match. The Angolan said this time they won’t be any room for mistakes for them to bow out of the lucrative CAF Champions League. Last year they were eliminated at this stage of the competition by Uganda’s Kampala City on the away goals rule. The Angolan outfit was defeated 1-0 in Kampala before they won 2-1 at home. Despite sitting comfortably on a 3-0 scoreline from the…

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Barca heroics inspire Mapeza

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By Mukudzei Chingwere FC Platinum are refusing to be drowned in the sorrows of defeat after succumbing to a 0-3 defeat at the hands of Angolan side, Clube Desportivo de Agosto, in the first leg of their preliminary round match in the CAF Champions League. FC Platinum head coach Norman Mapeza centre addresses a press conference at a local lodge yesterday, flanked by foreign signings Shadreck Mayembe (left) from Zambia Albert Eonde from Cameroon. Coach Norman Mapeza had set himself a target of reaching, at least, the group stages of…

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Angolan side still wary of FC Platinum

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Even though it appears to many that FC Platinum will not make it to the next stage of the Caf Champions League, Clube Dosportivo de Agosto are still wary of their opponents ahead of the second leg tie that will be played at Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane. Norman Mapeza’s side were hammered 3-nil and will need to put up probably one of their best performances if they are to overturn the first leg deficit to progress further. Dosportivo de Agosto coach Zoram Manoljovic believes the tie is still open and…

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The Charles Sibanda drama continues . . .Footie’s wife accuses girlriend of masquerading as her

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By Nhlalwenhle Ncube The real wife of FC Platinum midfielder Charles Sibanda has broken her silence following reports by B- Metro that her husband was sexually starving her. It turns out her husband’s Zvishavane based girlfriend Melissa Thebe is the one who claimed to be the “sexually starved wife” to B-Metro. Priscilla Moyo Thebe in an interview last week masquerading as Priscilla Moyo alleged that Sibanda had gone AWOL from home spending time in shebeens and in other women’s arms. Moyo was to wake up on Friday morning to see screaming…

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FC Platinum blown away by De Agosto

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By Sikhumbuzo Moyo in Luanda, Angola De Agosto 3-0 FC Platinum Two calamitous errors coupled with inexperience at this level of the competition saw FC Platinum suffer an undeserving and morale sapping defeat against Angola’s De Agosto in the Total Caf Champions League preliminary round first leg encounter at the Estadio November 11 here yesterday. De Agosto players celebrate a goal against FC Platinum The massive defeat left the Zvishavane based side with a mountain to club in the reverse fixture in a week’s time as they now need to…

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Mapeza won’t commit suicide

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Norman Mapeza Grace Chingoma Senior Sports ReporterFC PLATINUM coach Norman Mapeza says only a foolish gaffer will send his team into an all-out attack against their Angolan opponents Clube Desportivo in Luanda in a CAF Champions League preliminary round, first leg tie on Sunday. He says his men do not have the experience of playing at this level of the game and will approach their assignment with a lot of caution. However, the former Warriors coach, who addressed a media briefing in the capital just before the team’s departure yesterday morning, remained…

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FC Platinum ready to take on Clube Desportivo

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By Sikhumbuzo Moyo After declaring their readiness to take on Angola’s Clube Desportivo Primeiro de Agosto in the Total Caf Champions League preliminary round first leg encounter this coming weekend, FC Platinum moves to Harare from Bulawayo on Wednesday en route to Luanda. FC Platinum head coach Norman Mapeza centre addresses a press conference at a local lodge yesterday, flanked by foreign signings Shadreck Mayembe (left) from Zambia Albert Eonde from Cameroon. The Zvishavane-based side played their last of the three international friendly matches against Zambia’s Nkana at Mandava Stadium…

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Hats off to FC Platinum’s bold cholera initiative

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FC Platinum president George Mawere (putting on cap) leads his club’s clean-up exercise at a bus terminus in Zvishavane FC PLATINUM’S bold initiative to use their position and influence as champions of domestic football to play a leading role in the fight against cholera is a huge step in the right direction by a team transforming itself into a model club in this country. The Zvishavane miners, who are set to represent Zimbabwe in the CAF Champions League after their historic triumph in the domestic Premiership in which they became…

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