Mapeza wants positive end

Mapeza wants positive end 1

By Godknows Matarutse FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza wants his charges to be virtually flawless in their remaining two Caf African Champions League matches against South African giants Orlando Pirates and Esperance of Tunisia for them to finish on a high. FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza, backroom staff and players salute supporters at the end of CAF league match against Orlando Pirates at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo.(Picture by Eliah Saushoma) Mapeza reckons while his charges are already out of contention for a place in the knockout stages after managing only…

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FCP regroup for Orlando Pirates

FCP regroup for Orlando Pirates 2

By Mukudzei Chingwere Zimbabwe’s representatives in the Caf Champions League, FC Platinum, resume training today in Zvishavane ahead of next month’s Group B assignments. The miners will be in Johannesburg for a date against Orlando Pirates of South Africa in match-day five of the mini-league stage. After being booted out of the Champions League, with two group games remaining, the Zimbabwean champions will be hoping for better fortunes in their remaining matches against the Buccaneers and Esperance at home. The two-time Zimbabwean champions only have one point to show in…

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FC Platinum in must-win game

FC Platinum in must-win game 3

By Onward Gangata FC Platinum will troop into Barbourfields Stadium tomorrow fully aware that anything short of a victory will dent their chances of progressing into the quarter-finals of the 2018-19 African Champions League. FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza (second from left) and his squad train in this file photo. The Zimbabwean champions host Guinea side Horoya AC with both teams winless so far in Group B with only a single point from two games. Norman Mapeza’s men started their Group B campaign with a commendable 0-0 draw against South…

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No divided loyalty at Barbourfields

No divided loyalty at Barbourfields 4

By Ricky Zililo The hype for tomorrow’s Caf Champions League encounter between FC Platinum and Horoya AC of Guinea might be low, but the Zimbabwe champions are guaranteed of strong backing from local fans. A section of the crowd at Barbourfields Stadium during the FC Platinum, Orlando Pirates encounter last month FC Platinum and Horoya clash at Barbourfields Stadium, with both teams hard-pressed for maximum points and fans can expected an open, mouthwatering encounter. The build-up to the game has been low key compared to FC Platinum’s Group B opener…

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Chicken Inn embrace anti-FC Platinum tag

Chicken Inn embrace anti-FC Platinum tag 5

By Nigel Matongorere Chicken Inn coach Joey “Mafero” Antipas wants his side to challenge reigning champions FC Platinum for the title when the Castle Lager Premiership commences on March 30. Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas The Gamecocks finished the 2018 season in third place some 21 points behind the back-to-back champions FC Platinum. For some period along the campaign, the Bulawayo-based side looked as the only other team besides Ngezi Platinum Stars to try and catch Pure Platinum Play at the top of the table. Related Articles However, they both…

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Jah Signal to headline FCP after match party

Jah Signal to headline FCP after match party 6

By Tonderai Zvimba After watching an exhilarating football match between FC Platinum and Horoya AC in their CAF Champions league clash at Barbourfields Stadium on Saturday afternoon, all roads lead to BAC Leisure for an after party with Zimdancehall’s Jah Signal. Jah Signal The party will start at 7PM till late and revellers will have a chance to see the Stonyeni hit maker live on stage. FC Platinum is banking on ‘home’ advantage at Barbourfields Stadium and their first win in Group B to be in touching distance with reigning…

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Chirambadare in limbo

Chirambadare in limbo 7

On Jan 28, 2019 10,908 0 By Mukudzei Chingwere Zimbabwe champions FC Platinum are waiting anxiously for the services of former Kaizer Chiefs forward Edmore Chirambadare following delays in his clearance by former South African lower division club Maccabi FC. Edmore Chirambadare The former Amakhosi man arrived in Zvishavane amid high expectations given the platinum miners’ poor performances in front of goal. However, his debut has been delayed following holdup of his clearance by his former employers. As a result coach Norman Mapeza was forced to start the Champions’ League…

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Horoya declare war on FC Platinum

Horoya declare war on FC Platinum 8

By Eddie Chikamhi Horoya AC of Guinea say they are serious about turning around their fortunes in the CAF Champions League competition after arriving seven days before their Group B clash against local champions FC Platinum. Amadou Bangoura The 16-time Guinean champions, who are still smarting from a 0-3 drubbing by Orlando Pirates of South Africa which condemned them to the bottom of the group, will clash with the platinum miners at Barbourfields on Saturday. They left their base last Friday and touched down in Zimbabwe in the early hours…

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Norman Mapeza dumps his vice captain

Norman Mapeza dumps his vice captain 9

On Jan 23, 2019 9,272 0 By Mukudzei Chingwere FC Platinum have confirmed the decision by coach Norman Mapeza to strip veteran defender Gift Bello of the vice captaincy, but said there was no fallout between the pair. Gift Bello Mapeza has been mending his relationship with the defender after an ugly incident last month in which the gaffer was accused of assaulting the player. The former Dynamos centre-back has deputised captain Petros Mhari but last week that responsibility was given to veteran forward Mkhokheli Dube when the team fell…

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FC Platinum suffer setback

FC Platinum suffer setback 10

ESPERANCE TUNIS . . . (1) 2FC PLATINUM . . . . . . . . . . . 0 BY SPORTS REPORTER FC PLATINUM’S chances of progressing to the quarter-finals of the Caf Champions League suffered a setback when the Zimbabwe champions lost to Esperance Tunis in Tunisia yesterday afternoon. The two teams played in an empty stadium, with the home side serving punishment for their fans’ misbehavior in the final of the last edition of the same competition. Having played out a goalless draw against Orlando Pirates, FC…

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