FC Platinum beat Ferroviario da Beira 1-0 in a friendly match played at Mandava Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Zimbabwe champions were using the match as part of preparations for their CAF Champions League campaign.

The first half saw FC Platinum creating several goal opportunities, but failed to convert them. Ferroviario’s only meaningful chance came in the 26th minute, however, Wallace Magalane pulled a brilliant save to deny them.

Mkhokheli Dube broke the deadlock in the 51st minute after Rodwell Chinyengetere’s effort was saved a few moments before.

The game ended 1-0 in favour of the hosts, giving them a positive start in their preparations.

FC Platinum XI: Wallace Magalane, Raphael Muduviwa, Gift Bello, Kelvin Moyo, Elvis Moyo, Winston Mhango, Rodwell Chinyengetere, Never Tigere, Rahman Kutsanzira, Ali Sadiki, Mkhokheli Dube