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02/05/2017 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza
 
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ARMY side Black Rhinos have a chance to go on top of the league table if they beat FC Platinum in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Morris Depot on Tuesday.

Stanford Stix Mtizwa's men had an explosive start to the campaign, putting together three wins out of four matches including last week’s 1-0 victory away to Chicken Inn.

They have tasted just one defeat against Ngezi Platinum who edged them 1-0.

Rhinos are in fifth place with nine points from four matches, three behind league leaders Highlanders who have played one game more.

They have the same goal difference of plus four with the log leaders and, if they can win by any margin against FC Platinum, this afternoon, it will catapult the army side to the summit of the league for the first time, a scenario that will spark a fierce battle among the chasing pack.

However, the unassuming Black Rhinos gaffer played down the issue, suggesting FC Platinum were one of the big four teams in the premier league and had “a good tactician in Norman Mapeza”.

“FC Platinum are one of the biggest teams in the premier league,” said Mtizwa.

“They are a good team in the same mould with Caps United, Highlanders and Dynamos. They also have a good tactician in Norman Mapeza. It will not be easy. But I want to applaud my boys for coping up in the Premier League.

“Black Rhinos have been in and out of the Premier League and we want to try and maintain our status in the league and If they can keep the same mentality they have shown so far, we will achieve our objective,” said Mtizwa.

The Rhinos coach is also pleased with the fact that his dressing room has no sick notes ahead of the Platinum game.

“We have a clean bill of health. Everyone is ready for this game,” said Mtizwa.

The army side will be looking up to the likes of forwards Lot Chiwunga, veteran Benjamin Marere and Cliff Chitsamba for goals.

Their opponents, FC Platinum, runners up in the league last season are in seventh place with eight points from four matches.

They have won just two and drawn the other two and a victory over Black Rhinos this afternoon will see them leapfrogging second placed Caps United who have amassed 10 points to date.






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