Mapeza not losing sleep

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By Tadious Manyepo FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza is not losing any sleep after surrendering the Premiership top place to CAPS United following his team’s defeat to TelOne on Saturday. FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza (Picture by NewsDay) The Zvishavane miners slumped to a 0-1 defeat at the hands of the debutants at Luveve. The high-flying Green Machine are top of the table, with a game in hand, and could stretch that lead to four should they win that outstanding match. Related Articles The rescheduled match against Chapungu is now set…

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FC Platinum fire blanks

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By Patrick Chitumba in Zvishavane Defending champions FC Platinum let slip a chance to consolidate their lead at the top of the Castle Lager Premiership league table, after the Zvishavane-based outfit were held to a goalless draw by a stubborn Herentals side. 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) Instead, Hwange or ZPC Kariba have been gifted an opportunity to leapfrog the champions, when the two face struggling…

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Soccer star fouls patrons, earns self hiding

Soccer star fouls patrons, earns self hiding 4

On May 3, 2019 18,960 2 By Raymond Jaravaza With a seemingly faltering career at FC Platinum, striker Charles Sibanda appears to be spending his energy on activities that have nothing to do with football after he was allegedly assaulted at a beer drinking hole in Bulawayo. Charles Sibanda Sibanda is said to have left Entumbane suburb — at his favourite hangout joint when he is away from his base in Zvishavane — with more than a bruised ego after three men manhandled him for a foul mouth. The incident…

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FC Platinum hungrier

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On May 2, 2019 7,696 1 By Blessing Malinganiza FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza says they just need to be psychologically ready for any challenge as they continue with their title defence. The champions top the standings with 13 points and yet to lose a game this season together with CAPS United. The Zvishavane miners face a stubborn Herentals at Mandava this Saturday. “For us we are taking each game as it comes. We just need to be psychologically ready for all the challenges that comes in football. Related Articles…

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Platinum in controversial win over Chicken Inn

By Fungai Muderere A CONTROVERSIAL fourth minute goal is all that Castle Lager Premier Soccer League defending champions FC Platinum needed to edge hosts Chicken Inn in a top of the table clash played at Luveve Stadium yesterday. The eagerly anticipated fixture between two of the best assembled teams on the domestic scene did not live up to expectations with no clear cut chances for either side. FC Platinum’s new signing Perfect Chikwende, a midfielder formerly with Bulawayo Chiefs, was adjudged to have scored by first assistant referee Michael Ncube…

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Mapeza wary of Chicken Inn

On Apr 26, 2019 8,805 0 By Mukudzei Chingwere FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza says rivals Chicken Inn have already presented their championship credentials with their transfer business. FC Platinum head coach Norman Mapeza Is flanked by new signings Shadreack Mayembe from Zambia left and Albert Eonde from Cameroon right in 2018 The two teams clash in a Castle Lager Premiership showdown at Luveve tomorrow. The Gamecocks have already lost once this season, while the only blemish for the champions is a stalemate against newboys Mushowani. Related Articles “They had…

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Antipas wary of FC Platinum

On Apr 25, 2019 7,895 0 By Fiona Ruzha Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas expects a tough encounter when they host defending champions FC Platinum at Luveve on Saturday. Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas Chicken Inn are coming from a 1-0 defeat at Ngezi while the Zvishavane miners are yet to lose this season. Both sides have already made their intentions of championship glory and the fixture is expected to bring activity at Luveve. Related Articles Last season, the Gamecocks lost both legs with an identical 2-0 score line. However,…

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Hwange cry foul at Mandava

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By Mukudzei Chingwere Hwange coach Nation Dube questioned the legality of the two goals his team conceded as Chipangano’s perfect start to the season was halted by champions FC Platinum at Mandava yesterday. Norman Mapeza Talented midfielders Farai Madhanaga and Never Tigere scored in either side of half time to condemn the visiting Castle Lager Premier Soccer League returnees to their first defeat of the season. Madhanaga and Tigere have been used sparingly this term but their efforts yesterday showed they deserve more minutes on the field of play. Related…

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Mapeza remains defiant

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By Mukudzei Chingwere Following his team’s ejection from the on-going CAF Champions League football, FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza says his team has learned a lot in this competition and they are ready to roll in the local Premiership starting at the end of the month. 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) Pure Platinum Play made it to the mini-league stage for the first time in this…

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