Mutasa seeks Platinum revival

ZVISHAVANE – FC Platinum coach Lloyd Mutasa hopes his side will revive their faltering 2013 Castle Premiership campaign by beating CAPS United at Mandava Stadium Wednesday.

Mutasa was appointed the platinum miners interim coach at the end of June replacing Tendai Chikuni who was also taking charge on a caretaker basis.

The Zvishavane-based side are some eight points behind log leaders Harare City with 12 games to go before the end of the season.

Mutasa and his charges host a rejuvenated Makepekepe side that has gone for eight games without defeat and currently sit in fourth place on the log.

“We are playing a CAPS United side that is doing well at the moment and as FC Platinum we need maximum points so that we can move away from where we are at the moment,” Mutasa told the Daily News yesterday.

“FC Platinum is a big institution and for us to be counted amongst the big boys we need to beat teams like CAPS United.

“I believe that Platinum and CAPS are two excellent teams that play some good football. I would want the people of Zvishavane to come and fill the stadium because there will be some good football on display.” 

The former Zimbabwe national team assistant coach admitted that the catching up with Harare City will be a big task but his side will do their best.

“We know that the destiny of the league title might be out of our hands at the moment but we will try to win all our remaining matches and see where we end up at the end of the season,” he said.

The platinum miners’ last league outing was back on July 20 when they lost 1-0 to the Harare City at Rufaro Stadium before the break due to the harmonised elections and the Warrior’s Championship of African Nations commitments.

“We had enough time to rest and prepare for the remainder of the season due to the league’s break,” Mutasa said.

“This gave us enough time to look at our squad and we have managed to correct all the mistakes that we did in our last game against Harare City.

“Everyone is up for selection against CAPS United as we have a clean bill of health.”        

Inconsistency has been the platinum miners’ Achilles heel this season as they have failed to put on a decent run of good results.

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