Zimbabwe league champions FC Platinum are hoping for better fortunes after advancing to the group stages of the Total CAF Champions League for the second consecutive time after a 5-2 aggregate win against UD Songo.
This comes after the team beat Mozambique’s UD Songo in their backyard at the Estádio do Ferroviário in Beira in the first round second leg of the CAF Champions League qualifiers during the weekend.
FC Platinum’s victory ensured another dance in the lucrative group stages of the CAF Champions League under new interim coach Lizwe Sweswe, who recently took over from Norman Mapeza.
Speaking to Great Dyke News 24, FC Platinum spokesperson Chido Chizondo said the club’s vision is to become the leading brand in Africa.
“Our vision as a club is to become a leading brand in Africa and for that to be achievable, we need to ensure that we participate in all levels of football.
“So naturally as a club, we are very excited and hopefully, we will do better than we did in the last champions league competition,” she said.
Chizondo urged FC Platinum fans to continue rallying behind the team as they did on Saturday.
“There was a lot of support that came through to Mozambique and l hope that they will continue rallying behind us.
“Football outside Zimbabwe is very difficult and when we have support for our club, we will surely go far,” she added.
The Zvishavane based FC Platinum club is currently , and playing in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League. In 2010 the club was known as Mimosa Football Club. Mimosa won the ZIFA Division One Central Region and in January 2011 changed their name to FC Platinum