FC Platinum says it has written to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to reconsider the decision of moving their last group game against Esperance from Mandava in Zvishavane to Barbourfields in Bulawayo.
CAF initially gave FC Platinum the green light to use Mandava but has now backtracked on the decision.
FC Platinum media liaison officer, Chido Chizondo, confirmed negotiations were going on between the club and Caf. She said:
We have received a letter from Caf stating that we must use Barbourfields for the match against Esperance, however, we received the news with sadness.
We have (now) re-engaged Caf on these issues, as you know we are proud of our town, we are proud of the facilities we have in Zvishavane.
We have highlighted this to Caf and our hope is that they will reconsider, they are yet to give us feedback but, at the moment, we are speaking to them.
If it is the case of Esperance supporters, we have hotels that are within the radius that is Masvingo (90km away), Gweru (120km away).
Our hope is that through the engagements we have been doing throughout the day, we are hopeful that they will allow us to play our match at Mandava.
Platinum will play their final match in the 2019 CAF Champions League against Esperance, after having failed to proceed beyond the group stages of the competition.
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