FC Platinum happy with training camp


FC PLATINUM assistant coach Masimba Dinyero says their just-ended Kariba training camp will go a long way in assisting the team to achieve their objective for the 2014 Premier Soccer League season.


The Zvishavane side finished fourth in the top-flight league last season and are aiming higher.

Dinyero yesterday told Southern Eye Sport their experiences in the resort town, where they also played a friendly against newly-promoted ZPC Kariba.

“The training camp went on very well. We focused mainly on team building, physical fitness and worked on tactical and technical skills. We came back on Sunday and we are in Zvishavane now.

“The camp helped us a lot especially in terms of giving the new players a chance to mix and mingle with the old players. We also wanted the new players to acclimatise and adapt to what is done at FC Platinum,” he said.

The Zvishavane-based outfit has roped in Kaizer Chiefs forward Knowledge Musona’s younger brother Walter and Wisdom who has joined his father and coach Lloyd Mutasa.

The ambitious side also captured the signature of Steven Sibanda from Buffaloes, striker Tarisai Rukanda from neighbours Shabanie Mine and Njabulo “Tshiki” Ncube.

FC Platinum also promoted Tatenda Dzumbunu (Under-19 and Guinea Fowl Academy), Under-20 star Livingstone Genti and Godfrey Chisango, from junior teams and DC Academy’s talented James Marufu.

Dinyero said the coming of new players would add depth to the team.

“The players who joined us will bring a lot of dimensions to the team because we will have a wide selection. Even when players are injured we will know that we have enough cover. Our target this year is to do better than we did last season,” he said.

The Platinum miners are also reported to be interested on Devon Chafa whose Fifa ban ends in March. Charles Sibanda’s future with FC Platinum is still unclear as he has been in South Africa for the African Nations Championships and has reportedly agreed to join Highlanders upon return.