Norman Mapeza dumps his vice captain

Norman Mapeza dumps his vice captain 1

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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Night training for FC Platinum ahead of Esperance clash

Night training for FC Platinum ahead of Esperance clash 2

On Jan 14, 2019 14,594 1 By Sikhumbuzo Moyo FC Platinum will this evening hold a training session under floodlights at the National Sports Stadium in preparation for their second Group B match against defending champions Esperance at the Stade Olympique de Radès on Friday. FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza (second from left) and his squad train in this file photo. They will conduct night training at the National Sports Stadium in preparation for the team’s next match in Tunisia The match will kickoff at 8PM Tunisian time and coach…

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FC Platinum hold Pirates

FC Platinum hold Pirates 3

By Mukudzei Chingwere Zimbabwe’s representatives in the CAF Champions League, FC Platinum refused to be cowed into submission, restricting former African champions Orlando Pirates to a goalless draw in a sold out Barbourfields stadium yesterday. FC Platinum defender William Stima beats Orlando Pirates striker Thembinkosi Lorch to the ball in a Caf Champions League group stage match played at Barbourfields Stadium.(Picture by Eliah Saushoma) Pure Platinum Play were making their first appearance in the competition’s group stages but the big difference in experience never showed against the mighty Sea Robbers.…

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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 4

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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FC Platinum to probe skirmish between Mapeza, Bello

FC Platinum to probe skirmish between Mapeza, Bello 5

On Dec 25, 2018 12,540 0 By Sikhumbuzo Moyo CAF champions league mini league debutants FC Platinum have launched a full scale investigation in a bid to unearth what led to the skirmish between coach Norman Mapeza and defender Gift Bello after weekend game. Gift Bello They were widespread social media claims that Mapeza physically assaulted his defender, who missed the tie due to suspension, after the former Dynamos man allegedly entered the field of play to celebrate the historic qualification while heavily inebriated. His state did not go down…

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FC Platinum to launch complaint

FC Platinum to launch complaint 6

By Sikhumbuzo Moyo Despite managing to pull a draw in very volatile conditions, FC Platinum will today make an official complaint to the Confederation of African Football about how their game against AS Otoho held on Sunday was handled by Togolese referee Nokou Ntale. FC Platinum players board taxis to the training ground in Brazzaville Norman Mapeza’s gallant warriors put up a top drawer show at the Stade Marien Ngouab that saw them come from a goal down to level matters in the early stages of the second half during…

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Mapeza faces Herculean task

Mapeza faces Herculean task 7

By Sikhumbuzo Moyo FC Platinum coach, Norman Mapeza, faces a Herculean task in the Total Caf Champions League first round first-leg tie against Congo Brazzaville side Otoho next Friday as the Central Africans have not lost a home game in all competitions since January 2017. Norman Mapeza Otoho, participating only for the first time in the Champions League, stunned Angolan giants Agosto 2-0 at Stade Omnisport Marien Ngouabi d’Owando on Wednesday afternoon to go through on the away goals rule, having lost 2-4 in Luanda. The Congolese side has played…

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Super Cup brings down the curtain

Super Cup brings down the curtain 9

By Eddie Chikamhi A few days ago, Norman Mapeza and Taurayi Mangwiro were jointly crowned Coach of the Month for November, but tomorrow the two tacticians will be sitting on opposite ends as they seek to finish the season with a flourish in the Castle Challenge Cup at Mandava. Taurai Mangwiro The match, which brings the curtain down on the 2018 season, features league champions against winners of the main knockout tournament, the Chibuku Super Cup. And league champions FC Platinum will be looking for a repeat of last year…

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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 10

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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A dynasty in the making

A dynasty in the making 11

By George Mawere The great Pele once said, “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” FC platinum players   As the FC Platinum family, we are truly humbled to have successfully defended the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title. Related Articles Being the 2018 Champions is testament to the work ethic and dedication of the FC Platinum team, our coach, our players, our patron, our stakeholders and all our supporters and…

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