Mapeza’s Platinum Knocks Out Pasuwa’s Big Bullets in the Champions League - Football News (ZW)

Mapeza’s Platinum Knocks Out Pasuwa’s Big Bullets in the Champions League

FC Platinum were winners over Malawi’s, Nyasa Big Bullets in a CAF Champions League match played today in the afternoon. The match was played at FC Platinum’s home ground Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane, and it was the second leg of the Preliminary Round of the CAF Champions League 2019/20. Nyasa Big Bullets had managed to hold FC Platinum in the first match of the round, to a 0 : 0 draw, at home in Malawi, but today were beaten to crash out of the competition.

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Norman Mapeza
Early in the match, in the 5th minute, Gift Mbweti was fouled in the box, and FC Platinum’s Devon Chafa converted the penalty that was awarded by referee. FC Platinum’s Albert Eonde was red carded withing the first thirty minutes, and Peter Banda equalised for Nyasa Bullets in the thirty minutes.

Platinum's Never Tigere scored for the team to reclaim the lead in the 37th minute, but Nyasa Big Bullet's Patrick Phiri equalised in the 73th minute.

However, FC Platinum scored the winner in the 80th minute through substitute Perfect Chikwende from a cross by Raphael Muduviwa.

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FC Platinum's coach, Norman Mapeza, was happy with the win,

We worked so hard, we fought for each other and we were playing against a very good team. We were one man down for most of the game but we kept our shape,” said Mapeza.

Playing against eleven men was very difficult for me as a coach and for the players on the pitch but at the end of the day we worked so hard as a group. I am happy that we are going to the next stage of the competition.”

Nyasa Big Bullets coach, Callisto Pasuwa applauded his team despite the loss, saying,

The boys were playing the ball in front of the goalkeeper which is a mistake that got us punished. They (Nyasa Big Bullets) are still young and that is the stage where a small mistake gets you punished.

We need to do more when we get back home in terms of how to keep the ball away from the opposition. Coming here and scoring goals means we are doing very well. It was only in defense where we made some mistakes,” said coach Callisto Pasuwa. (New Zimbabwe).

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