FC Platinum close cheque-book

League runners-up FC Platinum are not signing any more new players for the coming campaign.

Former Highlanders skipper, Gilbert Banda
Former Highlanders skipper, Gilbert Banda

The Midlanders, who play in the prestigious African Champions League, declared their cheque book closed recently, after raiding the market of nine top-class players.

The platinum miners being their continental sojourn with a clash with an Mbabane clash with Swaziland’s unpredictable Green Mamba on the weekend of February 17 to 19. The return league is pencilled for Mandava Stadium on March 2-4.

Among their new stars are 2011 soccer star of the year finalist and Warriors industrious midfielder Allen Gahadzikwa, Shabanie Mine’s Rowan Nenzou and Under 23 captain, Qadr Amini.

Lewis Matawu, former Highlanders skipper, Gilbert Banda, Francis Tizayi, Hardlife Muvindi, Tapiwa Kumbuyani and Welcome Ndiweni also joined the Kugona Kunenge Kudada boys.

Club Secretary Philemon Muvengwa was optimistic during a recent interview.

“We are confident with the team we have assembled and we have no intention of bringing in any more new players,” he said.

On the African safari, he said the team would not be pushovers, as all the players tasked for the job have amassed adequate experience.

“The players we will use in the competitions are not lightweights. The fact that we will be competing there for the first time will not deter us from success,” he added.

Muvengwa reiterated that this season his side would contend the league championship in a more rejuvenated style that beats last season’s performance, which saw them being pipped by Harare giants Dynamos on goal difference.

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