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Hard Work Pays – Mapeza


By Obert Sithole

After FC Platinum thrashed Triangle United 4-0 at the weekend, the head coach Norman Mapeza believes the hard work they are putting in at training is beginning to pay off.

The platinum miners seem to have found their stride after their shock 0-1 loss to Herentals College in a week 13 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League encounter in Harare.

They have now gone for three consecutive games collecting maximum points and incidentally, it’s the first time they have done so this season. They have managed to score nine goals without conceding in the process.

They are slowly climbing up the ladder closer to the top two teams Chicken Inn and Dynamos. They have now moved to position three on the log 4 points shy of the pacesetters.

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The Pure Platinum Play coach said the hard training they are doing as well as the rotation of their players now seems to be paying dividends.

“We train very hard every day and I think that is helping a lot as the hard work is now paying off. We are also rotating our players and at training, we emphasise the same to the player who will not be part of the first eleven so that when he gets the opportunity the adaptation will not be difficult.

That is why we sometimes make some changes to our squad and because of all that we tend to do well with whoever plays first,” said Mapeza.

Their next league encounter is against Cranborne Bullets and it’s the last of the first round.


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