Norman Mapeza has remained grounded despite his FC Platinum side opening a five-point lead at the top of the Castle Lager Premier League with a 2-0 win over Herentals.

The victory was sweetened by Ngezi Platinum Stars’ slump, losing 1-0 away to Yadah.

“We are running our race as FC Platinum, we are not looking at what other teams are doing,” said Mapeza.

“It’s you the media who talk about the five-point gap, but for us, we are focusing on each game as it comes. We are not worried about what is happening to Ngezi Platinum.”

Rodwell Chinyengere struck twice in the second half to take his tally to 13 goals, having scored six goals in the last three matches.

Herentals had shown resilience in the first half, aided by an organised defence but a lapse in concentration on two occasions gifted the hosts with two soft goals.

The win gave FC Platinum some breathing space with seven matches to go before the end of the season.

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