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Platinum eye first silverware


The platinum miners are in their second season in the premiership and this is their maiden appearance in a cup final while Hwange are seasoned campaigners.



The match pits two clubs riding on a crest of a wave having done well in continental competition last weekend.


However, head-to-head, FC Platinum go into the match with a numerical advantage having gotten the better of Hwange on two occasions.FC Platinum won the first match 2-0 in Zvishavane before collecting maximum points again in Hwange following their 1-0 victory.


However, Hwange assistant coach Nation Dube warned FC Platinum not to read too much into last season’s results.


“If FC Platinum go into the match thinking that they will win the match because they beat us last season, they will be making a mistake. We have very good players who can win the match for us. I cannot single out any player who will do the damage for us because we play as a team,” he said.


Dube, however said the coal miners will be missing the services of Evans Rusike who got injured in Zanzibar.However, they still have enough ammunition in Farai Vimisayi, Daniel Kamhunenga and new boy Erick Chipere.


FC Platinum have been taunting the coal miners on their Facebook page. Club secretary Phil Muvengwa said the trophy cannot make the long trip to Hwange by road.


“We are very happy because the Bob 88 Super Cup is our first cup final since gaining promotion into the Premiership. It is our wish that the trophy, given that this is the second edition of the tournament, changes base. I do not mean going to Hwange as it is too long a distance to take such a prestigious trophy by road,” he wrote on their Facebook page.


Dynamos and Motor Action will curtain raise the final.


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