FCP salute the nation

FCP salute the nation 1

By Sikhumbuzo Moyo A day before their opening Total Caf Group B encounter at Barbourfields Stadium, national champions FC Platinum have saluted Bulawayo football fans and the nation at large for the support that they have been giving them since the match was switched from Mandava Stadium. Chido Chizondo Pure Platinum Play take on Absa Premiership giants and 1995 Caf Champions League winners Orlando Pirates at Emagumeni tomorrow afternoon in a game that will also be beamed live on Supersport. The Sea Robbers are expected to touch down at the…

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FC Platinum bus supporters to Bulawayo

FC Platinum bus supporters to Bulawayo 2

Mukudzei Chingwere FC Platinum have chartered buses to ferry their supporters from Zvishavane to Bulawayo for the epic CAF Champions’ League match. FC Platinum supporters “We are hoping to get a good crowd behind the team here in Bulawayo and the atmosphere in the city is very encouraging that they will be behind us for a national cause,” said club spokesperson Chido Chizondo. “We are expecting a big number of people from all over the country to come for the big match. Five buses for supporters will also be coming…

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Zifa ready for blockbuster game

Zifa ready for blockbuster game 3

Zifa have said the stage has been set for the blockbuster CAF Champions League showdown between FC Platinum and free-scoring Orlando Pirates at Barbourfields on Saturday. Chamu Chiwanza The country’s football controlling body, who have the organisational rights for the match because it is an international game, have challenged fans from across the country to converge in Bulawayo and cheer the platinum miners. Norman Mapeza and his men are venturing into virgin territory, in this tournament, and this will be their first match at this level of the game. And…

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Yohane predicts humdinger

Yohane predicts humdinger 4

By Collin Matiza Former Warriors left-back Charles Yohane believes this Saturday’s CAF Champions League showdown between FC Platinum and Orlando Pirates at Barbourfields will be a serious test of character for the hosts. Charles Yohane played for CAPS United before he moved to South Africa to join Bidvest Wits in 1997 Thousands of Orlando Pirates fans are also expected to make their way across the Limpopo River to watch this tie. Yohane, who played for CAPS United before he moved to South Africa to join Bidvest Wits in 1997, predicts…

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Mapeza unfazed – says Mandava Stadium ban won’t affect his side

Mapeza unfazed – says Mandava Stadium ban won’t affect his side 5

By Onward Gangata FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza is not fazed by Caf’s decision to condemn Mandava Stadium to host the Caf Champions’ League group stage fixtures and has urged the club to remain focused.  Norman Mapeza salutes FC Platinum supporters The league champions who are in the same group with Tunisian giants Esperance, Horoya of Guinea and South African powerhouse Orlando Pirates will have to play their Champions League home matches at Barbourfields(BF) Stadium in Bulawayo. Related Articles This comes after the continental mother body highlighted that Mandava Stadium…

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Unpleasant reception for FC Platinum in Congo

Unpleasant reception for FC Platinum in Congo 6

By Sikhumbuzo Moyo FC Platinum were forced to abort plans of travelling to Owando State from Brazzaville after the Congolese football authorities failed to provide an invitation letter for the processing of visas upon arrival at Maya Maya Airport yesterday. FC Platinum players board taxis to the training ground in Brazzaville yesterday The league champions had to make contingency plans of putting up in Brazzaville, instead of Owando State where Sunday’s Caf Champions League match against AS Otoho will be held. “When we got here the authorities told us that…

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Double for Mapeza’s boys!

Double for Mapeza’s boys! 7

By Mukudzei Chingwere Zimbabwe premiership kings, FC Platinum warmed up to the CAF Champions League preliminary round second leg encounter against CNaPS Sport of Madagascar with a routine Castle Challenge Cup victory over Triangle United at Mandava yesterday. FC platinum players Forwards Gift Mbweti and Thomas Chideu scored in either half to ensure they win the this cup for the second year running after winning it last year by beating Harare City. This cup has been modelled to bring the curtain down to a premiership campaign and yesterday it was…

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FC Platinum ready to roll…Zim champs face potential banana skin

FC Platinum ready to roll…Zim champs face potential banana skin 8

By Mukudzei Chingwere FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza has instructed his players to strap their knees with bandages to avoid injuries when the Zimbabwe soccer champions begin their CAF Champions League campaign with a preliminary round, first leg date against CNaPS Sport on the badly kempt artificial turf at the Centre des Loisirs de la CNaPS Vontovorona in Antananarivo, Madagascar, this afternoon. FC Platinum head coach Norman Mapeza centre addresses a press conference at a local lodge, flanked by foreign signings Shadreck Mayembe (left) from Zambia Albert Eonde from Cameroon.…

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