FC Platinum's woes continue

HARARE - FC Platinum blew a one goal lead against Harare City here yesterday as they succumbed to their third defeat inside five Castle Premiership matches.

With the win, the Sunshine Boys moved into sixth place with eight points from five matches.

As for FC Platinum, they find themselves in 11th place with a paltry four points.

Walter Musona scored for the platinum miners — who came into this game after a 3-1 home defeat to Chicken Inn — 14 minutes after the break.

The Zvishavane-based side failed to hold onto that lead with Tino Kadewere equalising for the Sunshine Boys in the 73rd minute.

A minute before the last whistle, Benson Maglasi punished the visitors with a shot from inside the box after receiving a pass from Talent Chawapihwa.

The platinum miners’ defenders were guilty of ball watching as they allowed Maglasi a lot of time on the ball before he beat goalkeeper Petros Mhari.

FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza was disappointed with his players after they missed a number of good chances throughout the match.

“We failed to utilise our chances. We lacked concentration in the last minutes of the game,” he said.

“Football is about goals, we created opportunities, you can have possession but if you fail to turn that dominance into goals at the end of the day you will suffer.

“I think the worst result we should have taken from this match was a draw but the boys lacked concentration and we could not defend the last goal.

Harare City coach Taurai Mangwiro praised his boys for a good performance and believes the win will boost their confidence going into their next league matches.

“Although we allowed them to score, I thought for the whole game we were up there. Today’s victory is very important for us and could mean a lot in as far as our season is concerned,” he said.

“If we lost today we could have be under some sort of pressure having lost our first game against Tsholotsho. I am happy with the resilience shown by my players today.”

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