FC Platinum have announced a 20-man squad for their CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg tie against CNaPS Sports of Madagascar.

The encounter is set for Wednesday and they will fly out of the country on Monday morning.

Goalkeeper Wallace Magallane, who was the first choice for the better part of the season, is out due to a shoulder injury while striker Charles Sibanda has been overlooked.

Midfielder Devon Chafa who joined the side in August is in the squad together with likes of Thomas Chideu, Rahman Kutsanzira and Lawrence Mhlanga.

New signings Lameck Nhamo from Triangle, Rainsome Pavari from Bulawayo City and the returning Ian Nekati, who had been on loan at ZPC Kariba are not available for the game.

According to the Herald, FC Platinum media liaison officer Chido Chizondo said they had decided to go with an extra two men as a cover for any last-ditch withdrawals from the list.

“The squad will be trimmed to 18 on match day to have a mandatory 18 which are supposed to be on the matchday squad.

“The coaches decided to go with an extra two players in case we have a problem of injuries or sicknesses prior to the game,” said Chizondo.

Squad:
Petros Mhari, Francis Tizayi, Gift Bello, Lawrence Mhlanga, Elvis Moyo, Kelvin Moyo, William Sitima, Raphael Muduviwa, Rodwell Chinyengetere, Farai Madhanhanga, Devon Chafa, Kelvin Madzongwe, Winston Mhango, Never Tigere, Marshal Mudehwe, Rahman Kutsanzira, Gift Mbweti, Albert Eonde, Mkhokheli Dube, Thomas Chideu.

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