Platinum set up Yanga clash

ZVISHAVANE - FC Platinum safely negotiated their way into the first round of the African Confederation Cup by dumping out Kenyan side Sofapaka FC 4-2 on aggregate yesterday at Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane.

The Zimbabwean side will now meet Tanzanian giants Young Africans in the first round with the first leg scheduled for the weekend of March 13-15 in Dar es Salaam.

Young African popularly known as Yanga won their preliminary round clash against Botswana Defence Forces 3-2 on aggregate. 

This will be the platinum miners' first real test in the competition since Yanga have a well-documented pedigree in continental football.   

Yesterday, the platinum miners had to come from behind to win the match after they were caught cold by the visitors, who scored after only five minutes through their speedy forward Abdul Razak Fiston.

Cleary Fiston was a thorn in the flesh for the Platinum miners as he was the same man who scored Sofapaka's solitary strike in the first leg in Kenya two weeks ago.

Norman Mapeza's men however, put that slow start behind them as they regained control of the match and were level shortly.

Wisdom Mutasa levelled matters for the hosts 10 minutes later and went on to complete his brace in the in the second half.

The midfielder scored the other goal seven minutes after the break and the home side were able to hold on for the win.

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rasta bico - 5 March 2015

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