Platinum reach desperation station in Conakry

Platinum reach desperation station in Conakry
Sebe Baffour Kyei of Horoya challenged by Xola Mlambo of Orlando Pirates during the 2019 TOTAL CAF Champions League match between Orlando Pirates and Horoya at the Orlando Stadium, Soweto on the 18 January 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Monday Feb 11, 2019. 15:00

Horoya will be aiming to make it two wins in two Caf Champions League games when they play host to Group B rivals FC Platinum at Stade du 28 Septembre in Conakry on Tuesday afternoon.

Kick-off is at 15h00 CAT.

The Guinea champions beat their Zimbabwean counterparts 1-0 in Bulawayo last time out to move within one point of Orlando Pirates and Esperance de Tunis. Hamed Assoko scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.

Horoya were held to a 1-1 draw by defending champions Esperance in their opening group stage fixture before falling to a 3-0 defeat away to the Buccaneers in South Africa.

FC Platinum make the tough trip to Conakry having yet to score a goal in the group stages of the competition.

The Zimbabwean's held Pirates to a goalless draw in their group opener before suffering back-to-back defeats to Esperance and Horoya respectively.

"This is football, they beat us at home, and we can still do the same," said FC Platinum head coach Norman Mapeza. "We are working hard for this game, and I am looking forward to coming out with a positive result. We only need to keep on believing."

FC Platinum welcome back Elvis Moyo from suspension, but will be without the services of Gift Mbweti.

Seychelles' match official Bernard Camille will take charge of the clash.

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