FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza said that his youthful squad has bigger ambitions than settling for a top-four finish in the 2022 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season.
FC Platinum are six points behind league leaders Chicken Inn.
Speaking at his press briefing ahead of a potentially tough tie against Triangle FC at Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane this Saturday, Mapeza said:
We are not just fighting to finish in the top four, but we are playing to see how good the season ends for us.
FC Platinum had a lacklustre start to the season after letting go a number of senior players in a rebuilding exercise.
However, they have since revived their hopes of winning a fourth title on the bounce as the youthful players are gaining confidence.
Mapeza said Triangle, who are three points ahead of FC Platinum, cannot be taken for granted. Said Mapeza:
We are playing a very good team, Triangle, they are doing well which means it’s not going to be an easy match.
We have to pick up from where we left when we played against Yadah in Harare.
Meanwhile, Triangle coach Jairos Tapera said the enforced two week-break could affect his team’s rhythm and alleged bad officiating at the home of FC Platinum.