FC Platinum have dismissed media reports that coach Norman Mapeza has quit the Zvishavane-based side.

There were some reports which suggested that Mapeza left his post after he failed to advance to the next round of the CAF Champions League.

Pure Platinum Platinum lost home and away to Angolan side C.D. Primeiro de Agosto in the preliminary round.

Here is the statement from the club:

FC Platinum notes with concern false reports circulating in the Media to the effect that Mr Norman Mapeza, who is currently the FC Platinum Head Coach has resigned.

FC Platinum wishes to advise the public that the Mr Norman Mapeza, is currently on sick leave. It is our hope that he will return to work fully recovered as we prepare to defend our historic Premier League title in the 2018 football season.

As FC Platinum, our employees’ health and safety remains a top priority and we pledge to give Mr Norman Mapeza all the necessary support to ensure that he quickly recovers.

Meanwhile, Mr Lizwe Sweswe will act as the Head Coach in his absence.

We sincerely regret the unnecessary alarm and despondency these false reports might have caused to our valued stakeholders.

The entire FC Platinum family wishes Mr Norman Mapeza a quick recovery.

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