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 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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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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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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‘Platinum taught us a lesson’

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By Mehluli Sibanda Orlando Pirates coach, Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic has given praise to Zimbabwean champions, FC Platinum for the high intensity game they displayed when the two teams met in a Caf Champions League group B clash at Orlando Stadium on Friday. FC Platinum played with unbelievable courage and had the Orlando Pirates fans stunned when they led the 1995 African champions 2-0 at half-time. It took some serious comeback from the Buccaneers, who came out fighting in the last 10 minutes of the encounter to earn a draw. Sredojevic…

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Mapeza’s job safe

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BY HENRY MHARA FC PLATINUM are happy with their Confederation of African Football Champions League campaign, despite making little impression in the group stages and have assured coach Norman Mapeza that his job is safe. There have been reports from Zvishavane suggesting that the FC Platinum top hierarchy is divided over the former Warriors coach following an unimpressive campaign where the league champions are still to score a goal in four group stage matches. On one side, the sources said, is a group who feel Mapeza needs more time to…

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FC Platinum back Mapeza

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By Godknows Matarutse Following an underwhelming run in the Caf Champions League, FC Platinum hierarchy have thrown its full weight behind their coach Norman Mapeza as they turn attention to 2019 Castle Lager Premiership season which commences on March 30. 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) The platinum miners are enduring a difficult campaign in the African Safari where they remain winless in the four matches they have…

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Mapeza wants positive end

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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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Norman Mapeza dumps his vice captain

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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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