FC Platinum

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FC Platinum
FC Platinum
Nickname(s)Kugona kunenge kudada
Founded1995
GroundMandava Stadium
OwnerCorporate Owned
ChairmanEvans Mthombeni
ManagerLizwe Sweswe
LeagueZimbabwe Premier Soccer League
WebsiteClub home page


FC Platinum is a Zimbabwean football club based in Zvishavane in the Midlands Province. They play in the Zimbabwe's top league, the Premier Soccer League.

Background

FC Platinum is a Zimbabwean football team based in Zvishavane in the Midlands Province. We are the reigning Zimbabwean soccer champions. The club was formed in 1995 as a social club to entertain Mimosa Mining Company employees residing at the mine. The club changed its name from Mimosa Football Club in 2011. We were subsequently weaned off Mimosa Mining Company in 2014 and we are now wholly owned by FC Platinum Holdings, a holding company that is into labour broking, Engineering and Entertainment. The team was previously known as Mimosa while it was playing in the country's Division Two, they played in the Division two league for two seasons before being promoted to the Division one league in 2001.[1] The team was relegated the very same year that they had been promoted to Division one. The team was to spend the next four years in division two.[1]

Accolades

  • 2010 Central region Division One Champions
  • 2011 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Runners Up
  • Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League Winners (2017 and 2018)
  • 2014 Independence Cup Winners
  • 2014 Chibuku Super Cup Winners
  • 2014 ZNA Charity Cup Winners
  • 2012 Bob 88 Cup Winners

Head Coach

Lizwe Sweswe

Previous Coaches

Notable players

  • Aaron Katebe
  • Gift Bello
  • Rodwell Chinyengetere
  • Petros Mhari

First Team

Goalkeepers

Defenders

Midfielders

Attackers

Life in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League

The platinum miners had a fairy tale run during their maiden season in the premier league when they came second after having led the log standings for the better part of the season. Although the club failed to clinch the title in their debut season, the club has grown immensely such that it is almost impossible for any team to walk away with a point at Mandava Stadium.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 About, Facebook, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: February 4, 2015