Articles tagged 'norman mapeza'

Suspensions could derail FC Platinum 21 January 2019 HARARE - With key defender Elvis Moyo already suspended for FC Platinum next African Champions League Group B match against Horoya, coach Norman Mapeza must be concerned with his side’s disciplinary record. The Zimbabwean champions are without a win in the competition after two matches and fin...
Esperance defeat FC Platinum 19 January 2019 Esperance...(1)2   FC Platinum...0 HARARE - FC Platinum learnt a lesson on the importance of clinical finish in high level competitions when they lost to Tunisia giants Esperance in an African Champions League Group B match at the Stade El Menzah in Tunis yesterday. The Blood and Gold, who...
FC Platinum's big test 18 January 2019 HARARE - FC Platinum's intentions of making a mark in the African Champions League this year will come under a stern test when they take on defending champions Esperance of Tunisia this afternoon. Pure Platinum Play left Harare on Wednesday evening before arriving in Tunis for today’s match at...
FC Platinum off to Tunisia 17 January 2019 HARARE - FC Platinum flew out of the country yesterday evening on their way to Tunisia for tomorrow's African Champions League Group B clash against defending champions Esperance.  The Zimbabwean side flew out from the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport aboard an Emirates flight and a...
Mapeza eyes Pirates upset 12 January 2019 BULAWAYO - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza is confident of a positive result in this afternoon's African Champions League Group B clash against South African giants Orlando Pirates at Barbourfields Stadium. The Zimbabwean champions, who are playing in the mini-league group stages for the first...
FC Platinum shifts base to BF 7 January 2019 HARARE - FC Platinum are not leaving anything to chance as they prepare for a dance with the elite African teams that begins with a clash against South African side Orlando Pirates on Saturday in  the Caf Champions league group stage opening match.  Pure Platinum Play will temporarily set base...
Which team will rise to wrestle FC Platinum? 6 January 2019 HARARE - FC Platinum have bossed the domestic league for the past two seasons in which they have won back-to-back Castle Lager Premiership titles. Norman Mapeza’s men have simply been irresistible with their passing game which has won them many neutrals. Since coming into the top flight lea...
Mapeza unfazed - says Mandava Stadium ban won't affect his side 5 January 2019 GWERU - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza is not fazed by Caf’s decision to condemn Mandava Stadium to host the Caf Champions’ League group stage fixtures and has urged the club to remain focused.  The league champions who are in the same group with Tunisian giants Esperance, Horoya of Guinea an...
'Bring them on' 31 December 2018 HARARE - FC Platinum coach believes his side was handed a fair draw for the group stages of the African Champions League on Friday night. The Zimbabwe champions were placed in Group B which features defending African champions Esperance of Tunisia, South African giants Orlando Pirates and Guin...
Micho respects Mapeza 31 December 2018 HARARE - Orlando Pirates coach Micho Sredojevic has tonnes of respect for FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza as the two teams are set to go head-to-head in the African Champions League in two weeks’ time. The two Southern African teams were all drawn in a competitive Group B which also features d...
Tough draw for FC Platinum 29 December 2018 HARARE - FC Platinum were handed a tough Africa Champions League draw after they were placed in Group B where they will take on Orlando Pirates (South Africa), Horoya (Guinea) and defending champions Esperance (Tunisia).   Pure Platinum Play will have to be at their best to progress from this ...
FC Platinum to know fate 28 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean champions FC Platinum will know their fate in the African Champions League when the draw for the group stages is held today in Cairo, Egypt. Pure Platinum Play finally negotiated their way past the qualifying rounds at the third attempt when they beat Congolese side AS Otoh...
Mapeza looks ahead 24 December 2018 GWERU - FC Platinum are gearing up for a tough 2019 campaign after they successfully negotiated their way through to the group stages of the African Champions League at the weekend. Norman Mapeza’s side made history by booking their place among the best 16 teams on the continent on the third a...
Mapeza leads FC Platinum to dreamland 23 December 2018 FC Platinum..………………0 AS Otoho…....…………….0 (Aggregate 1-1; FC Platinum win on away goals)   MANDAVA STADIUM - Norman Mapeza made history when he led FC Platinum to the group stages of the African Champions league after yesterday's goalless draw against Congo side AS Otoho. Previous o...
FC Platinum march on 6 December 2018 FC Platinum....................(0) 1 CNaPS Sport........................0 (FC Platinum win 2-1 on aggregate) HARARE - Zimbabwe champions FC Platinum progressed to the final qualifying round of the African Champions League following the win over Malagasy side CNaPS Sport at Mandava Stadium ...
Mapeza goes for all-out win 4 December 2018 HARARE - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza is fully aware of the need for his side to progress to the final qualifying round of the African Champions League against Malagasy side CNaPS Sport. The Zvishavane-based side host the Malagasy champions at Mandava Stadium tomorrow in the second of the p...
FC Platinum lift Castle Challenge Cup 3 December 2018 FC Platinum............... (1) 2 Triangle United................0 HARARE - Reigning Castle Lager Premiership champions FC Platinum capped off a fine 2018 campaign by retaining the Castle Challenge Cup with a victory over Triangle United here yesterday. Gift Mbweti and Thomas Chideu were on...
It's a turf war - CNaPS' artificial pitch worries Mapeza 26 November 2018 HARARE - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza hopes the artificial turf at the Vontovorona Stadium in Madagascar where his side take on CNaPS Sport in the 2018-19 African Champions League qualifier will not be a major factor. The Zimbabwe champions, who are hoping to reach the group stages of Afric...
2018 PSL season concludes 24 November 2018 HARARE - The 2018 Castle Lager Premiership campaign comes to end with at least eight matches taking place across the country this afternoon. FC Platinum have already been crowned champions for a second successive year while Nichrut, Mutare City Rovers and Shabanie Mine together with Bulawayo C...
Mapeza wants perfect finish 17 November 2018 HARARE - Norman Mapeza believes pursuing an 80 point mark may be the best way to keep his FC Platinum players focused in the final two matches of the Castle Lager Premiership season. The Zvishavane-based side clinched their second successive title with two matches remaining and will be present...
Mapeza backs national team 16 November 2018 HARARE - Former Warriors coach Norman Mapeza is backing the national team to seal their qualification for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) when they face Liberia in a crucial qualifier in Monrovia on Sunday. The Warriors currently sit on top of Group G with eight points from four matches whi...
Mapeza adds feather to his cap 15 November 2018 HARARE - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza has been named Coach of the Month for October — the fifth time this season. Mapeza was named as the top coach for May, June, August and September. Striker Rodwell Chinyengetere was named Player of the Month for October, a period he contributed crucia...
Worthy champions: Pure Platinum Play chase immortality 6 November 2018 HARARE - After sealing their second Castle League Premiership title on the spin over the weekend, Norman Mapeza and his FC Platinum side are now looking at inking their names in the history books of local football. Pure Platinum Play clinched their maiden title last season when they beat secon...
FC Platinum out of Chibuku 23 September 2018 FC Platinum……………….… (1) 2 Chapungu………………….…  (1) 2 (Chapungu win 5-4 on penalties) HARARE - FC Platinum's hopes of a league and cup double were extinguished after they were dumped out of the Chibuku Super Cup in the first round by Chapungu following a penalty shootout here yesterday. Th...
All eyes on FC Platinum 20 September 2018 HARARE - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza is fully aware that his team will have a difficult task in their quest to win a Castle Lager Premiership and Chibuku Super Cup double this season. The Zvishavane-based side are bidding to retain the league title they won last season for the first time i...