Articles tagged 'mapeza'

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...
Mapeza not celebrating yet 4 November 2018 HARARE - While it is an open secret that Castle Lager Premiership log leaders FC Platinum are going to lift this year’s league title, their coach Norman Mapeza is far from popping the champagne bottles. The platinum miners need to avoid a defeat against neighbours Shabanie Mine this afternoon ...
Rhinos derail FC Platinum 13 September 2018 Black Rhinos...............(1) 1 FC Platinum................(0) 1 HARARE - FC Platinum's title defence suffered a slight glitch yesterday when the Castle Lager Premiership log leaders needed a late equaliser to rescue a point against Black Rhinos. The home side had taken the lead seven min...
FC Platinum, Ngezi resume title race 12 September 2018 HARARE - After a one-week break, FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum Stars will this afternoon continue with their battle for the 2018 Castle Lager premiership title. The two platinum teams have turned the championship race into a duopoly by performing exceedingly well than the rest of the other 16...
FC Platinum brace for Byo City 12 August 2018 HARARE - Having failed to register a win in their last three matches, FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza wants his charges to get back on track when they face struggling Bulawayo City this afternoon at Barbourfields Stadium. Since the resumption of the league after the mid season break, the reign...
It's under control: Mapeza 26 July 2018 HARARE - After a blistering start to the season, FC Platinum have come unstuck during a frustrating month of July in which they have failed to pick up a win in three straight Castle Lager Premiership matches. This is the first time the defending champions have failed to pick up a win in three ...
Matema salvages point for Yadah 15 July 2018 HARARE - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza and midfielder Farai Madhananga seemed well on course to celebrate their respective coach and player of the month awards for June only for Yadah striker Ralph Matema to spoil the day with a goal with 14 minutes to play. The visitors had raced into the l...
Mapeza hopes for consistency 5 July 2018 HARARE - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza, pictured, is hoping his charges will maintain their momentum when the Castle Lager Premiership campaign resumes this weekend following a two-week break. The reigning champions went into the mid-season lay off six points clear at the top of the table wi...
Mapeza calls for mental strength 16 June 2018 HARARE - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza believes his side must be ready to face fired-up opponents in every game they play since shooting to the top of the Castle Lager Premiership log. Pure Platinum Play became the first team to beat Ngezi Platinum Stars at Baobab Stadium in 31 matches when ...
Mapeza downplays FC Platinum lead 12 June 2018 HARARE – Although his side showed their true credentials as defending champions by defeating Ngezi Platinum Stars at their Baobab Stadium fortress, Norman Mapeza and his FC Platinum side are keeping their feet on the ground. The defending champions had to come from a goal down before eventuall...
Never Tigere sinks Ngezi Platinum 12 June 2018 Ngezi Platinum..............(1) 1 FC Platinum...................(0) 2 MHONDORO - If FC Platinum are to retain their Castle Lager Premiership title, then that will largely be down to the impact Never Tigere is making from the substitutes’ bench. On Saturday, Tigere rose from the bench to ...
Mapeza wary of fading DeMbare 18 May 2018 HARARE - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza  believes Dynamos remain “a massive institution” in the country despite their recent struggles. Mapeza’s team and Dynamos prepare for a clash in the Castle Lager Premiership at Rufaro Stadium this Sunday. The Glamour Boys endured a dreadful start to ...
Tigere inspires FC Platinum 7 May 2018 Herentals.............(1) 1 FC Platinum.........(1) 2 HARARE – Never Tigere scored one and set up the winning goal for substitute Gift Mbweti as FC Platinum roared from behind to beat Castle Lager Premiership new boys Herentals on Saturday. The home side scored in controversial circumsta...
It was a wake-up call: Sweswe 25 April 2018 HARARE - FC Platinum interim coach Lizwe Sweswe believes their first defeat of the season at the hands of Bulawayo Chiefs last weekend should act as “a timely wake-up call” to his charges to ensure standards do not slip up in their bid to retain the title. The reigning Castle Lager Premiership...
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...
FCP move excites Mukombwe 23 December 2017 HARARE – Talented full back James Mukombwe considers his loan move to Castle Lager Premiership champions FC Platinum to be a “great opportunity” that will allow him to take “the next step”. FC Platinum will be the country’s sole representatives in the African Champions League and are desperate...
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...
FC Platinum win Castle Challenge Cup 3 December 2017 HARARE - Newly-crowned PSL champions FC Platinum capped off their fine 2017 season with another piece of silverware after beating Harare City 2-1 in the Castle Challenge Cup final here yesterday. Soccer Star of the Year finalist Rodwell Chinyengetere justified his place among the country’s bes...
Castle Challenge Cup closes 2017 season 2 December 2017 HARARE – After a rollercoaster ride, the 2017 domestic football season officially comes to an end this afternoon when FC Platinum take on Harare City in the Castle Challenge Cup at Mandava Stadium. The once-off match was introduced at the start of this year as the Premier Soccer League is cele...
Stay focussed, Mapeza tells players 22 November 2017 HARARE - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza is taking nothing for granted and has demanded maximum concentration from his charges as they prepare for a must-win Castle Lager Premiership match against Chapungu. With a two-point lead over record champions Dynamos going into the last round of action...
FC Platinum on the cusp 20 November 2017 HARARE - FC Platinum could make history this coming Sunday by becoming the first team outside of Harare or Bulawayo to win the Zimbabwe league title since independence. Pure Platinum Play took a significant step to their maiden Castle Lager Premiership title following a 2-1 win over fellow tit...
Squeaky bum time as title race resumes 14 November 2017 HARARE - The platform is now set for an intriguing four-horse title race as the Castle Lager Premiership resumes tomorrow after a one week hiatus that paved way for the Chibuku Super Cup. Log leaders Ngezi Platinum Stars, second-placed FC Platinum, Harare giants Dynamos and former champions Ch...
Goal difference could be key 8 November 2017 HARARE - With the Castle Lager Premiership title race hurtling towards the end, one thing is now apparent; goal difference will likely play a major role in deciding the champions. As things stand, four teams — Ngezi Platinum Stars, FC Platinum, Dynamos and Chicken Inn — are still in with a cha...