Zvishavane-based Castle Lager Premier Soccer League FC Platinum has decided to bus fans to Bulawayo for the epic encounter with South African giants Orlando Pirates.
The mouth-watering clash is pencilled for Barbourfields stadium this Saturday, January 12, 2019.
FC Platinum and Orlando Pirates will play the first leg in a Group B match of the CAF Champions League in Bulawayo after the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) ruled that Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane did not meet the minimum requirements for hosting such a high profile match.
FC Platinum club spokesperson Chido Chizondo had this to say:
We are hoping to get a good crowd behind the team here in Bulawayo and the atmosphere in the city is very encouraging that they will be behind us for a national cause.
We are expecting a big number of people from all over the country to come for the big match. Five buses for supporters will also be coming from Zvishavane so that we can help in cheering the team.
FC Platinum is an emerging force on the local football scene and does not yet have a huge following like Dynamos, Highlanders and Caps United.
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