Platinum off to Kariba

ZVISHAVANE - Ambitious Premiership side FC Platinum have embarked on a two-week training camp in the resort town of Kariba to prepare for the forthcoming 2014 season.

There are also plans for the Zvishavane-based side to tour Zambia during the off-season as they hope to build a strong team that can win them a maiden Premiership title.

The platinum miners believe they can mount a serious title challenge this season after finishing the 2013 season strongly under coach Lloyd Mutasa.

Platinum finished the season in fourth place just four points behind eventual champions Dynamos.

The club’s media liaison officer Chido Chizondo said: “The boys left early yesterday and Lloyd Mutasa will be in charge of training. We are still to confirm which teams we are going to play in the friendly matches lined up and we will give you as soon as we get the confirmation.

“We are hoping that the fusion of the new young blood and experienced players will strengthen our side to fight for more honours this year. We are really geared up for the challenge and we want to continue from where we left from last season.”

Chizondo also revealed the names of the players the club has laid off who include Joel Ngodzo, Welcome Ndiweni, Talbert Shumba and Frank Mlambo.

The club has also parted company with midfielder Mhleli Sibanda, whose contract was terminated by mutual consent.

The future of midfielder Charles Sibanda, who is currently in South Africa with the Zimbabwe national team for the African Nations Championship, is still not clear.

Sibanda has made it known that he is looking for a move away from Mandava Stadium and has set his sights on a move to Highlanders.

His name was, however, not included on the names of those players that the club will be allowing to leave this season.

The platinum miners have already added striker Tarisai Rukanda from Shabanie Mine, Aces Youth Academy graduates Walter Musona and Wisdom Mutasa.

Stephen Sibanda, who won the 2013 Castle Premiership Silver Boot with 12 goals, also arrived from Mutare army side Buffaloes.

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