FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza said that his charges have learnt a lot from playing in the 2019 edition of the Total CAF Champions League group stages.
Mapeza believes that the lessons learnt will equip his boys for future tournaments.
Speaking to journalists after FC Platinum’s 2-2 stalemate with Orlando Pirates of Friday night, Mapeza said:
We still have to work hard and if we can be able to reach the group stages again, it will be good. We have learnt a lot from the tournament so now are well equipped for the next edition which we have already qualified for.
So in the next edition we shall be targeting the quarter-finals but reaching this level is massive for the team considering that we are one of the youngest clubs back home. We have been doing very well in all our games, it is just unfortunate that we have been losing.
That element might have affected us as well but I am happy that the boys have shown fighting spirit that despite being out of the competition, we can give any team a run for their money. Credit to the boys and I hope we will improve to be a better team in the future.
For us its work in progress, we are learning and we have to push when we play our game against Esperance Tunis at home.
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
FC Platinum is a Zimbabwean football club based in Zvishavane. They play in Zimbabwe's top league, the Premier Soccer League. Read More About FC Platinum