Zvishavane-based FC Platinum have announced their reunion with Normann Mapeza and departure of Hendrikus Pieter De Jongh. Reads the club’s statement:
Consequent to the position by CAF leading to events which the Club has already communicated through a press statement on the 18th of November 2020, action has been taken to ascertain continuity of the Club in the CAF Champions League campaign and locally. The FC Platinum Board and Executive would like to advise all stakeholders and the public in general the common decision between Coach Hendrikus Pieter De Jongh and the Club Executive to part ways for the greater good of the Club.
Our most sincere thanks goes to Coach De Jongh and his colleagues who were unrelenting in their efforts to get the club back to competing at the level we all expected and demanded. Through his leadership, we managed to retain the Castle Challenge Cup early this year.
Circumstances outside both parties’ expectations have necessitated the position. The Management board and Executive wish Coach De Jongh all the success in his future endeavours.
We are pleased to announce the return of Norman Mapeza to take the barn forward. Coach Mapcza has a proven record of success with the Club having won two PSG Titles in addition to leading the CAI, Champions League charge. Mapeza Lakes the barn fully aware of the Club’s vision which he has taken part in building and now seeks to attain in a fresh challenge, he comes in ready to go.
To our stakeholders, fans and followers the journey continues in confidence and high spirits.
Club President Dr EJ Mashingaidze