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FC Platinum fans confident of beating Highlanders


FC Platinum fans confident of beating Highlanders

Story by Lawrence Trusida, Sports Editor

FC Platinum fans are confident of handing unbeaten log leaders Highlanders their first defeat of the season in a blockbuster Castle Lager Premier Soccer League encounter at Mandava Stadium this Saturday.

The reverse fixture at Barbourfields Stadium in April was one of the most attended matches this season, with official figures showing that more than 15 000 fans paid to watch the match.

Highlanders walked away 2-1 victors that Sunday afternoon and up to now they have gone for 19 matches without defeat.

However, FC Platinum fans are adamant that they will hand Highlanders their first defeat of the season.

“This is the first loss ye Highlanders, mangwana mu Mandava Stadium, yes team hasn’t been playing well but his time topedza,” said one of the supporters.

Another added, “We have no choice but to win, we have dropped a lot of points saka if we beat them takutodzora gap so it’s a definite win.”

“Mangwana iparty ku Mandava, Bosso inofa we are going to win and cut the gap.” Another fan added.

Highlanders’ fans who are planning the traditional Bosso Roadshow, where they travel as a convoy are hoping to continue with the carnival atmosphere at Mandava Stadium.

“We are going there to put the final nail in the coffin, just like we did at BF, it will be two out of two,” said one of Highlanders fans.

Another added, “We want another win, the match against FC Platinum will be tight but we will win.”

Highlanders are on top of the log with 41 points while defending champions FC Platinum lie ninth, a massive 14 points behind Bosso.

In other matches this Saturday, second-placed Ngezi Platinum Stars host struggling Triangle at Baobab Stadium, fluctuating Chicken Inn battle Cranborne Bullets at Luveve Stadium, while ZPC Kariba welcomes out-of-sorts CAPS United to Nyamhunga Stadium.

Green Fuel takes on Hwange at Gibbo stadium while a battle of struggling sides is on the cards as Black Rhinos face Bulawayo Chiefs at Bata stadium in Gweru.

Sunday sees Dynamos welcoming former coach Tonderai Ndiraya and his Simba Bhora to Barbourfields Stadium, while Yadah take on Sheasham at Baobab Stadium, with the battle between Manica Diamonds and Herentals at Gibbo Stadium concluding the Match Day 20 programme.

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