FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza has bemoaned the loss of key players which has left his squad threadbare.
The squad has not only been depleted by departures, but by injuries as well. This comes at a time when FC Platinum is fighting to retain the Premier League title and is on the verge of reaching the group stages of the CAF Champions League for the second year running. Said Mapeza:
We have lost players and it’s not going to be easy. We have been trying to work on combinations, but we are struggling in terms of consistency.
This week (Kelvin) Madzongwe is playing as a centre-back, next week he is playing as a midfielder. We have lost the core of the team and it is difficult building another during the middle of the season.
The Zvishavane-based club has lost several key players in mid-season with twin defenders Kevin and Elvis Moyo joining Chippa United while Farai Madhanhanga is now at Bidvest Wits in South Africa.
Other players who have left the club are midfielder Ali Sadiki who is now at Kabwe Warriors in Zambia while Godknows Murwira made a return to Dynamos on loan.