Articles tagged 'champions league'

Mapeza proud of his charges 14 February 2019 CONAKRY - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza has praised his players after their African Champions League campaign all but ended following a defeat to Guinea champions Horoya AC here on Tuesday night. Pure Platinum Play needed nothing short of victory to keep their chances of progressing to the q...
End of the road for FC Platinum 14 February 2019 Horoya AC......................... (0) 2 FC Platinum............................0 CONAKRY - Costly mistakes at crucial moments of the game meant FC Platinum’s hopes of making it to the knockout stages of the African Champions League are all but over after going down to Horoya AC here on Tue...
FC Platinum eye Horoya upset 12 February 2019 CONAKRY - With no margin for error, FC Platinum know that only a win over Horoya AC at the Stade du 28 Septembre here tonight will keep their African Champions League hopes alive. Kick-off is 6pm Zimbabwean time. [GoogleAd] Although they are bottom of their Group B with only a single poi...
Mhlanga back in familiar settings 12 February 2019 CONAKRY – The last time Lawrence Mhlanga was in Conakry was two years ago when the Warriors took on Guinea in the reverse fixture of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier. Zimbabwe were beaten 1-0 at the Stade du 28 Septembre but the result had very little effect as the national t...
FC Platinum endure taxing journey to Guinea 11 February 2019 CONAKRY – FC Platinum know they have to be at their maximum best if they are to entertain any hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the African Champions League, especially after enduring a taxing journey to face Horoya AC here in Conakry, Guinea. The Zimbabwe champions have had to endure an...
FC Platinum in must-win game 1 February 2019 GWERU - FC Platinum will troop into Barbourfields Stadium tomorrow fully aware that anything short of a victory will dent their chances of progressing into the quarter-finals of the 2018-19 African Champions League. The Zimbabwean champions host Guinea side Horoya AC with both teams winless so...
Benjani blasts Zifa 14 January 2019 BULAWAYO – Ex-Warriors skipper Benjani Mwaruwari has come out guns blazing blasting the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) over preparations and the anarchy that ensued the much-publicised Caf Champions League Group B clash pitting FC Platinum and Orlando Pirates at Babourfields Stadium on Satu...
Impressive start for FC Platinum 14 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe's sole representatives in the African Champions League FC Platinum put up a brave fight yesterday after playing out to a goalless draw against South Africa's Orlando Pirates at Barbourfields Stadium. Norman Mapeza's side with a bit of precision in front of goal could have c...
FC Platinum brace for CNaPS 5 December 2018 HARARE - Despite enjoying an advantage going into the return leg of their African Champions League preliminary round tie against Malagasy side CNaPS Sport this afternoon, FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza is desperate to see his charges scoring goals. Having forced a 1-1 draw in the first leg la...
PSL faces calendar dilemma 12 September 2018 HARARE - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) believes they will be able to cope with the new Confederation of African Football (Caf) calendar dates changes which have already come into effect this year. From 2019, the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals will be held between June and July rather t...
FC Platinum faces defining moment 21 February 2018 HARARE - It's make or break for FC Platinum when they take on Angolan side Premeiro Desportivo Agosto in the second leg of their African Champions League preliminary round clash this afternoon. The Zimbabwean champions trail 3-0 from the first leg in Luanda last weekend when they collapsed at ...
We need your support: Mapeza 20 January 2018 BULAWAYO - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza has called on the multitudes of local football fans to rally behind his side when they begin their 2018 African Champions League journey. At the moment, the Zvishavane-based side is camping in Bulawayo where they are preparing for their preliminary ro...
New Desportivo coach begins work 2 January 2018 HARARE - FC Platinum's African Champions League opponents, Desportivo de Agosto's new Serbian coach Zoran Manoljovic Maki has started work with the Angolan side. The Zimbabwean champions were drawn to play against the Angolan side in the preliminary round of Africa's premier inter-club competi...
Desportivo bolster squad 23 December 2017 HARARE – FC Platinum's African Champions League opponents Desportivo de Agosto are leaving no stone unturned as they bid to bolster their squad ahead of next year's competition. Desportivo have signed Nigerian defender Kehind Yisa Anifowoshe from Oman side Alitihat as they prepare for the Afri...
We did our best - CAPS 21 November 2017 HARARE - After a rollercoaster ride in 2017, Castle Lager Premiership defending champions CAPS United will surrender their title to either FC Platinum or Dynamos this weekend. The Green Machine is destined to finish the season in fifth place after they put in an insipid performance in Sunday's g...
CAPS crash out of Champions League 10 July 2017 ALGIERS - CAPS United produced an error-ridden display as their fairytale run came to an end following a painful 4-1 defeat at the hands of USM Alger that sent them packing out of the African Champions League last night. Okacha Hamzaoui and Ziri Hammar first half strikes and an Oussama Darffal...
CAPS United's moment of truth 9 July 2017 ALGIERS - CAPS United have the perfect chance to pick up their first away win in the African Champions League and qualify for the quarter-finals when they take on USM Alger (USMA) tonight at Omar Hamadi Stadium in Algiers. Kick-off is 9pm local time. The Green Machine face USMA knowing they...
CAPS Utd fret over Pfumbidzai 9 July 2017 ALGIERS  - CAPS United will be hoping defender Ronald Pfumbidzai recovers in time for tonight's African Champions League encounter against USM Alger after he fell sick during the team's trip to this Mediterranean coastal city. Pfumbidzai played an inspirational role in the Green Machine's 3-1 ...
It's mission possible: Amidu 8 July 2017 ALGIERS - In form CAPS United striker Abbas Amidu is optimistic of victory in tomorrow night's do-or-die African Champions League clash against USM Alger (USMA) at the Stade Omar Hammadi in Algeria. The Zimbabwean champions endured a 19-hour journey which took them through Addis Ababa, Rome, I...
Porous CAPS defence exposed 23 June 2017 HARARE - CAPS United's defeat to Libya's Al Ahli Tripoli in their African Champions League match on Wednesday night has once again exposed Zimbabwean sides' lack of preparedness in continental competitions. The Green Machine suffered an ignominious meltdown as they surrendered a 2-1 lead befor...
CAPS in must-win tie 21 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean champions CAPS United face Libyan giants Al Ahli Tripoli this evening in their African Champions League Group B showdown needing nothing short of a victory to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive. The match kicks off at 10pm local time. The Green Machin...
Redemption time for CAPS United 18 June 2017 HARARE – After the horror show against Al-Ahli Tripoli at home in the African Champions League, CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe is relaxed as he prepares for the same opponents this week. Makepekepe were awful as they were defeated 2-4 at the National Sports Stadium earlier this month. Th...
CAPS Utd quartet back 17 June 2017 HARARE - CAPS United skipper Hardlife Zvirekwi, goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda, defender Dennis Dauda and midfielder Tafadzwa Rusike have all resumed training. The quartet is in contention for the Green Machine's trip to Tunisia to face Al-Ahli Tripoli in the African Champions League on Wednesday. ...
Al-Ahli humiliate CAPS United 3 June 2017 HARARE - CAPS United put in a pathetic first half performance during yesterday's humiliating defeat 2-4 to Al –Ahli Tripoli to leave their chances of qualifying for the African Champions League quarter-finals slim. Having started their campaign with a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Egyptian giants...
Let's go for it, Tostao urges CAPS 2 June 2017 HARARE - CAPS UNITED will not be taking anything for granted when they face Libyan side Al-Ahli Tripoli this afternoon in the African Champions League. The Green Machine host the Libyans at the National Sports Stadium fully aware a win will put them in a good position to qualify from Group B t...