Platinum F.C, the Zimbabwe Premier League Champions have been drawn against the Malawian Champions, Nyasa Big Bullets in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League in the preparatory round stage as “tough” because of Zimbabwean Coach Gaffer Kallisto pasuwas pedigree.
As per our source, platinum’s F.C Coach, Norman Mapeza, spoke to our local radio station on Tuesday, days after CAF released the draw ahead of the two-legged games to be played next month.
“I think it is a fair draw, playing against the Malawian champions, Bullets, won’t be easy. I do understand, in their last CAF champions league, they failed to go into their preliminary stage an I’m 100 percent sure they have rectified their challenges and they will do everything to reach group stages,”Mapeza said.
He referred to the 2018 Champions League campaign which saw Bullets exiting the competition after losing on post-match penalties to Gor Mahia of Kenya after a 1-1 draw aggregate.
He said, his team have been there and understands the task ahead of them, especially playing away from home, further said we have one of the best coaches ever produced in Zimbabwe in Pasuwa. The guy knows Africa football he honored. His coaching history tells it all. They have known each other way back, grew up together, and played together in the Zimbabwe national team early 2000.
“he has done very well so far in his coaching career, winning four league titles in a row back here and taking the Zimbabwe national team to AFCON finals in Gabon.it is going to be a very interesting game simply because we are playing against a team which is couched by our fellow Zimbabwean who has done really well in his coaching career so far, “he said.
According to our sources, Gaffer Kallitso Pasuwa coaching Nyasa Big Bullets told our local radio stations that he relishes the clash against Platinum next month.
“I was not expecting to be drawn against Platinum considering it is from his country. That makes it a bit difficult for me as Coach.it comes with a lot of pressure me as well as for platinum camp. It’s now on us as a team to plan and try to come victorious in the two games. Platinum F.C is good but we are going to fight,“said Pasuwa.