FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza said that the CAF Champions League is very challenging and his charges cannot afford to blink for a second.
Speaking to the media ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Guinea champions Horoya AC at the Stade du 28 Septembre, Mapeza said:
It’s like a game of chess, every move you make must be calculated. You cannot afford to blink at this level, not even for a second.
There is no luck at this level, you have to play the very same way you train. At home in the Premier Soccer League you can get away with luck, but not at this level.
Look at the game we lost to Horoya at Barbourfields, we did a video review of that game and everyone agreed that we did not play the way we planned to play.
As the boys watched that game over and over again, they said ‘no coach, we did not play the way we were supposed to play’. And I was happy to hear them admit that because it’s a sign that they are learning their lessons.
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Norman Mapeza is the current head coach of FC Platinum which plays in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. Mapeza is one of the most celebrated footballers to have played for the warriors. He also had a good stint with Galatasaray. Read More About Norman Mapeza