Reality check for FC Platinum

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By Mukudzei Chingwere FC Platinum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0) Zanaco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1) (4) Zimbabwean champions FC Platinum were handed a reality check of their pedigree at this level of the game when they slumped to a heavy defeat at the hands of Zambian giants, Zanaco, in a preparatory match at Mandava. FC Platinum head coach Norman Mapeza centre…

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FC Platinum might use Barbourfields

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By Sikhumbuzo Moyo Zimbabwe’s Total Caf Champions League representatives FC Platinum will use Barbourfields Stadium for their African safari in the event that Caf does not approve the use of Mandava Stadium. 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. When Pure Platinum Play made their debut in continental tournament in 2012, the second-leg first round encounter against Sudan’s El Merreikh was played at Rufaro Stadium in Harare after…

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No regrets for Mapeza

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By Mukudzei Chingwere FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza has described the club’s final squad for the Champions League as the best the Zvishavane miners could have assembled The Premiership kings made adjustments to the squad they submitted to the Confederation of African Football in time for yesterday’s deadline. Mapeza’s men sent in a revised 27-man list that took into account the fact that they had failed to secure the services of such players as midfielders Liberty Chakoroma, who elected to stay on at Ngezi Platinum and Nqobizitha Masuku, who is…

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DeMbare begin preps

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By Godknows Matarutse Dynamos, eager to arrest last year’s disappointment of missing out on the championship, are scheduled to get back to serious business today when they re-group to begin preparations for the 2018 Castle Lager Premiership season. Lloyd Mutasa with the Dynamos technical team The Glamour Boys fought an intriguing battle for the title last year with eventual winners FC Platinum in what appeared like a lost season for the former champions, having a relatively average squad made up of mostly misfits given. At the start of the 2017…

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