FC Platinum (FCP) lost two key players to injury ahead of today’s CAF Confederation Cup encounter with Senegalese side AS Jaraaf for a place in the group stage.
FCP coach Norman Mapeza on Saturday revealed that William Stima and Rahman Kutsanzira are carrying some knocks and are definitely out of the match to be played at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Sunday afternoon. Said Mapeza:
Our preparations have gone very well and we only have two guys who are carrying some knocks — that is William Stima and Rahman Kutsanzira, and they are definitely out of tomorrow’s (today) game.
We have been watching our opponents’ videos for the past few days, doing some video analysis with the boys; I would like to admit that they are a good side, a quality side and they look very dangerous on set pieces because they have some tall guys.
But we have been working on it. The guys are raring to go. Above all, I am happy with their commitment and attitude in the past few days.
Pure Platinum Play have already lost forward Perfect Chikwende, who joined Tanzanian side Simba SC but can still count on the experienced quartet of Ralph Kawondera, Silas Songani, Gift Bello and captain Petros Mhari.
The match will be screened live on ZBC TV. Kick-off is at 3 PM local time.