The club announced the new developments in a Press statement last night.
“Consequent to the position by Caf leading to events which the club has already communicated through a Press statement on the 18th of November 2020, action has been taken to ascertain continuity of the club in the Caf Champions league campaign and locally.
“The FC Platinum board and executive would like to advise all stakeholders and the public in general the common decision between coach Heindrikus Pieter de Jongh and the club executive to part ways for the greater good of the club.
“Our most sincere thanks to coach de Jongh and his colleagues who were unrelenting in their efforts to get the club to competing at the level we all expected and demanded. Through his leadership we managed to retain the Castle Challenge Cup early this year.
Circumstances outside both parties’ expectations have necessitated the position. The management, board and executive wish coach de Jongh all the success in his future endeavours.
“We are pleased to announce the return of Norman Mapeza to take the team forward. Coach Mapeza has a proven record of success with the club, having won two PSL titles in addition to leading the Caf Champions league charge.
“Mapeza takes the team fully aware of the club’s vision in a fresh challenge, he comes in ready to go. To our stakeholders, fans and followers, the journey continues in confidence and high spirits,” read the statement.
The Dutchman leaves the Zvishavane side having only presided over one match, when FC Platinum beat Highlanders 2-0 in the Castle Challenge Cup at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo.
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