Battle of wounded giants at Mandava

By Lawrence Trusida, Sport Editor

DEFENDING Premier Soccer League Champions, FC Platinum are hoping to bounce back to winning ways when they host Caps United at Mandava Stadium this Saturday in the peak of the weekend fixtures.

The usually quiet Zvishavane town will roar into life as two wounded giants, FC Platinum and Caps United lock horns this Saturday.

The visiting Green Machine are smarting from a 2-nil defeat to Cranborne Bullets after a player revolt delayed the start of the match.

FC Platinum on the other hand lost one-nil to Herentals in their last match and will be hoping to be at their penetrative best after struggling to unlock teams this season.

“We have been working hard for this upcoming game against CAPS United we know that they have a quality squad that can do a good job at a good day but so far mu boys are ready and raring to go. We want to collect maximum points so that we keep pace with log leaders,” said FC Platinum Head coach, Norman Mapeza.

There isn’t much to separate the two teams with three of the last four premier league clashes between the two sides ending in draws but the one win FC Platinum managed in December 2019 saw them lifting the league title at the expense of Makepekepe.

In Bulawayo, Luveve stadium will be the setting as Chicken Inn look to bounce back to winning ways when they take on a tricky Herentals side that has been stealing points from big teams, while ZPC Kariba take on Whawha at Nyamhunga Stadium.

Black Rhinos welcome Benjani Mwaruwari and his Ngezi Platinum Stars to Sakubva stadium, while Harare City will be hoping to turn their good football into results when they face Manica Diamonds at the National Sports Stadium.

On Sunday, log leaders Dynamos will be hoping to continue with their impressive run when they tackle bottom placed Bulawayo City at the National Sports Stadium while Bulawayo Chiefs take on Highlanders in a Bulawayo derby set for Babourfields stadium.

Tenax host Triangle in the last match of the day at Sakubva.