Resurgent Caps United stalk FC Platinum


CAPS United — who have picked up form in recent games — travel to Zvishavane where they lock horns with FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane tomorrow.

Fortune Mbele
Sports Reporter

It will be one of the biggest matches played tomorrow as the Green Machine seek to make inroads in the title-chasing campaign. They have with 31 points and sitting on position four on the log standings.

The Taurai Mangwiro-coached Makepekepe brought in six players in mid-season that include Brian Mapfumo, Leonard Tsipa, Benson Maglasi, Gerald Phiri and Munashe Chinembeza.

Tomorrow will be a chance for FC Platinum to pick up form as head coach Lloyd Mutasa was interrupted by Warriors’ assignment when he was assistant to Dieter-Klaus Pagels and now has been with the team for quite some, courtesy of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) breaks.

FC Platinum only secured one player in mid-season and brought in Marshal Mudehwe, a product of DC Academy in Harare, who had joined Black Rhinos.
PSL chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele yesterday confirmed that the midweek games will be on despite the aborted Warriors-Zambia African Nations Champions tie to be played at the weekend.

A further postponement of the Premiership could disrupt the league programme and Ndebele said players that are part of the Warriors will be joining camp after completing club assignments.

That Warriors match was supposed to have been played last Sunday, but that was not to be as the Cameroonian match officials supposed to handle that match did not pitch up after missing a flight from Nairobi.

“We have decided to bring forward the Chicken Inn-How Mine match to Wednesday (tomorrow) so that players with the national team can then travel to Harare after their matches,” Ndebele said.

He said they were yet to decide on the BancABC Sup8r Cup semi-finals supposed be played at the weekend at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo after meeting with the sponsors.