AS FC PLATINUM RETURNS TO LEAGUE ACTION.
Zimbabwe premier soccer league week four continues this Saturday with three interesting matches on. Black Rhinos opened the week fout with a convincing 3nil win over travellers Bantu Rovers to end the day as second on 20 team log table.
Bulawayo City v FC Platinum
ZVISHAVANE based side FC Platinum returns to action this afternoon after lull from league football. They missed the week three match action due their involvement in the Uhuru cup competition.
They emerged as bronze medalists in that mini tournament. Together with fellow Platinum mine sponsored side Ngezi are the only teams with maximum points from matches played so far.
Platinum hope to win this match to put pressure on league leaders Ngezi Platinum who look to be in fine form. And going by their form they look to extend their unbeaten run upto four matches against Yaddah FC
Platinum face the council sponsored side Bulawayo City that has had a good run this far. Two wins and a loss out of three is not too bad. The unpredictable council side on their day can cause pain and anguish to any opponent.
How Mine vs Chapungu
Winless How Mine and Chapungu in this 2017 season lock horns this afternoon at Luveve Stadium. Both teams have lost twice and drawn once.
Zambian mentor Kelvin Kaindu should be weary. A loss against the Airforce side could be sending a warning message that could see him shown the door before long. He has mastered the art of doing in the league. Infact he was time dubbed the master of first half of the season. He so well in seasonal openers at both Highlanders FC and Triangle United. But it’s been the case at money rich Howmine.
Chapungu on the other hand uses the military disciplines to outdo opponents. They can be difficultly dicey opponents on any day, home or away. They have a knack to just make the match unplayable and hit opponents on the counter.
This should worry Kaindu and boys. Considering they were expected to hovering around the top four and anchoring the bottom of table.
Yadah vs Ngezi Platinum
National Sports Stadium
Yadah FC comes into this match certainly aware of the dangers the Tondereyi Ndirayi coached side poses.
The 2017 premiership debutants are occupying a comfortable position five with five points from three matches. A very good return for the new boys.
But facing Ngezi Platinum will probably be their biggest test. It’s games like these that separates boys to men and Yadah has to show that today.
Owned by renowned man of God, Prophet Walter Magaya. Who reports in Harare are reporting that he is angling himself at taking over the local league broadcasting rights once Supersport decides not renew the deal. Through Yadah Television The side is one of the well remunerated clubs in the ZPSL.
So is Ngezi Platinum who are bankrolled by the mining company of the same name. Ngezi will be wanting to extend to twelve points and maintain the grip on the table. But they are coming up against relatively stubborn side as shown by Yadah’s resilience in the last three games.