Zimbabwe national team interim coach Norman Mapeza (R) arrives for the African Nations Cup Qualifying match between Zimbabwe and Liberia played at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe, 11 June 2017. EPA/AARON UFUMELI
Friday Nov 17, 2017. 11:00
FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza says they want to win the Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League and has warned their competitors.
Mapeza has issued a warning to his rivals that his charges will break the Harare-Bulawayo stranglehold and grab of this year’s Castle Lager Premier Soccer League big gong.
FC Platinum finished twice as runners-up to Dynamos in 2011 and to Caps United in 2016, but the respected gaffer wants to end the run of disappointments by claiming the big prize.
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The equation is simple for his team - a perfect run in the last three matches will see them taking to the podium come the end of the season.
“We want to win and collect maximum points in all the remaining games but tomorrow is going to be a difficult game for us because Tsholotsho are tricky,” said Mapeza to the News Day.
“People say they have nothing to play for but they can equally upset any opponent at this stage.
“The most crucial thing for us is collecting all points no matter who we are playing. That’s the only way for us to write our own new piece of history.
“We need to be strong mentally and physically if we are to win this title. I believe this is our year, it’s a question of remaining strong and guarding against complacency.“
The Platinum miners are tied on 63 points together with Ngezi Platinum Stars who sit at the top due to a superior goal difference.
However, Mapeza’s side have a tough match against Ngezi which could decide the destiny of the championship.