FC Platinum will use Barbourfields Stadium for their final Champions League group game against Esperance on Saturday.
This comes after the Confederation of Africa Football (Caf) ordered the Zimbabwean champions not to use Mandava Stadium after concerns were raised regarding accommodation facilities in Zvishavane. Zifa spokesman Xolisani Gwesela confirmed the development. Said Gwesela:
Caf has decided that FC Platinum will play their game against Esperance in Bulawayo, not in Zvishavane, as earlier communicated,” said the association’s spokesman Xolisani Gwesela.
Caf raised concerns about the accommodation facilities in Zvishavane for a game of this magnitude which is likely to attract a number of people. FC Platinum have played two of their group games in Bulawayo and we just wish them all the best in the remaining game.
FC Platinum are yet to win a match with two draws and three defeats.