Mapeza faces Herculean task

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

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

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

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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Mapeza sings Ebenezer

By Langton Nyakwenda Norman Mapeza has been listening to a lot of Reverend Togarirepi Chivaviro’s spiritually filled songs, especially the 2015 chart buster “Ebenezer.” Norman Mapeza salutes FC Platinum supporters Why shouldn’t he? The lyrics resonates well with Mapeza’s current settings as the FC Platinum coach is revelling in glory after bagging his second consecutive league title with the Zvishavane based side. Related Articles Pure Platinum Play were crowned the 2018 Castle Lager Premier Soccer at Mandava yesterday with Mapeza becoming the first coach in Zimbabwean football history to win…

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Mapeza backs national team

By Godknows Matarutse Former Warriors coach Norman Mapeza is backing the national team to seal their qualification for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) when they face Liberia in a crucial qualifier in Monrovia on Sunday. File picture of Norman Mapeza when he was interim coach of the Zimbabwe Warriors (Picture by NewsDay) The Warriors currently sit on top of Group G with eight points from four matches while the DRC are second with five points from the same number of matches with Congo and Liberia tied on four points.…

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Mapeza adds feather to his cap

By Godknows Matarutse FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza has been named Coach of the Month for October — the fifth time this season. Mapeza was named as the top coach for May, June, August and September. Norman Mapeza salutes FC Platinum supporters Striker Rodwell Chinyengetere was named Player of the Month for October, a period he contributed crucial goals to help his side retain the league title. The Zvishavane-based side clinched their second successive title with two matches remaining and will be presented their trophy at Mandava Stadium on Saturday…

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Worthy champions: Pure Platinum Play chase immortality

By Nigel Matongorere After sealing their second Castle League Premiership title on the spin over the weekend, Norman Mapeza and his FC Platinum side are now looking at inking their names in the history books of local football. Norman Mapeza salutes FC Platinum supporters Pure Platinum Play clinched their maiden title last season when they beat second-placed Dynamos to the finish line on the last day of the season. The 2017 title was their first since promotion to the top flight in the 2011 season. Related Articles This season, FC…

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The Platinum Beast . . . Mapeza and his troops join exclusive club . . . the Big Three clubs left chasing shadows

The Platinum Beast . . . Mapeza and his troops join exclusive club . . . the Big Three clubs left chasing shadows – Nehanda Radio Home 2018 November 6 Sports The Platinum Beast . . . Mapeza and his troops join exclusive club . . . the Big Three clubs left chasing shadows Source: Nehanda Radio

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Hail the champions . . . Mapeza mines Pure Platinum again

By Mukudzei Chingwere Trailblazing FC Platinum secured a second successive Castle Lager Premier Soccer League crown at Maglas with two games to spare as gaffer Norman Mapeza added another feather to his coaching profile. Newboy Devon Chafa who has previously won the league title with Dynamos and CAPS United rose from the bench yesterday to grab the goal that guaranteed FC Platinum of the championship and ended any faint hopes their nearest rivals Ngezi Platinum Stars might have harboured of staging a Houdini Act. Mapeza has now won three championships…

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