Zim champions to spend a week in Tanzania

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Zimbabwe champions FC Platinum will be forced to spend a full week in Dar es salaam, Tanzania because of a disrupted flight schedule.

The Norman Mapeza-coached side plays Simba SC in the return leg of the Caf Champions League in Dar es salaam on Tuesday after winning 1-0 in Harare last week.

FC Platinum leave the capital on Friday, only returning three days after the game.

Unlike in the preliminary round first-leg away tie against Costa do Sol of Mozambique where they chartered a flight, the three-time Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champions will fly commercial this time.

“There is a serious challenge with international flights, hence the team has to leave early,” FC Platinum spokesperson Chido Chizondo told Chronicle.

The winner of the two-legged clash will progress to the group stages of the Champions League. The draw is set to be conducted on January 17, with matches getting underway on February 12.

FC Platinum got their solitary goal through Perfect Chikwende early in the game last Wednesday but Simba will fight to overturn it in the return leg.

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By FARPost Reporter

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