Monday Nov 27, 2017. 12:30
Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League side, FC Platinum have been crowned as new league champions this past weekend.
Platinum were crowned after beating Chapungu 2-0 away from home on Saturday at Ascot Stadium in Gweru.
Coach Norman Mapeza’s men became the first side in the modern era of the league, outside of Harare and Bulawayo, to win the coveted title.
Mapeza has now lifted his second league title after he won with the now defunct Monomotapa in 2008 and said he was under pressure to bring glory to the club.
“We have been waiting for this day. We needed to get early goals. After getting them we needed to concentrate. It’s always difficult to take what people say, when you sign players,” Mapeza said to CAF.
“I was under pressure to bring glory to the club when I joined and today we did it.”
Mapeza now joins a league of achievers who have won two or more league titles along with Rahman Gumbo, Sunday Chidzambwa and Kalisto Pasuwa who won four in a row with Dynamos from 2011 to 2014.
The new champions will now represent the Southern African nation in next year’s Total CAF Champions League.