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Platinum to unleash signings

Kudakwashe Chikwenje, Sports Reporter

FC Platinum assistant coach Lizwe Sweswe says he will unleash part of his new signings in their CAF Champions League encounter against Egyptian side, Al Ahly at Barbourfields tomorrow.

The trio of former Hwange defender Nomore Chinyerere, former Manica Diamonds forward Stanely Ngala and Last Jasi have since been registered to play in the competition.

Sweswe reiterated the need to add some weaponry after their 3-0 humiliation against Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia last year.

“Yes they have been training with the squad and the chances of seeing them against Al Ahly are very high, expect to see one or two,” said Sweswe.


FC Platinum are searching for a first win in the group stage of the competition after registering three defeats so far.

Apart from the defeat to du Sahel, they lost 2-1 at Al-Hilal in the opening match and 2-0 in the first leg against Al Ahly.

And speaking ahead of the match, Sweswe said he is confident of a positive result acknowledging they are playing tough opponents.

“We still have to push hard but the group is tough, we are going to give our best.

“Obvious playing at home give us a major boost, we are confident that we can do it, we are going to give our best.

“Al Ahly are a very good team in Africa but playing here we are going to give them a good fight,” added.

Platinum unveiled former Highlanders coach Pieter de Jongh as their new coach but cannot be on the bench tomorrow due to work permit issues.

Sweswe, who took over since the departure of Norman Mapeza last season, sees his last game on the helm of the team tomorrow.

The Zvishavane miners have scored once in the competition so far and conceded seven.