FC Platinum Ready for Angolan Giants

Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League Champions FC Platinum have declared a clean bill of healthy in their dressing room as they prepare for the trip to Angola on Thursday for a Caf Champions League preliminary round first leg tie against Despotivo de Agosto.

By Sports Reporter

The match is scheduled for Luanda on Sunday.

Club spokesperson Chido Chizondo said the team was raring to go.

“We have no injury worries in the team so far. Everyone is fit and raring to go. We are looking forward to the match,” said Chizondo.

Norman Mapeza’s men are scheduled to leave Zimbabwe on Thursday, three days before their match against the Angolan champions in Luanda to acclimatise.

The former Warriors gaffer, Norman Mapeza, will carry a 20-man squad for their continental club sojourn hoping to grind a result in the first leg that will help them finish off the Angolans when they come to Zimbabwe in a fortnight.

Mapeza said the Angolan side was a good team with physical players after watching his next opponents in action when they played against fierce rivals, Petro de Luanda, last year.

He however, maintained they would fight for a positive result. FC Platinum have played several international friendly matches against such opponents like Ferroviario of Mozambique whom they edged 1-0 before they were walloped 4-0 by Zambian side Zanaco.

Another friendly against Nkana Red Devils ended in a goalless draw.

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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