FC Platinum will begin their 2018-19 Caf Champions League campaign in preliminary round away at CNaPS Sport in Madagascar this afternoon.

The Zvishavane side arrived in the Indian Ocean island on Monday without some of their regular players their squad including midfielder Rahman Kutsanzira who picked up an injury last week.

But the biggest worry for coach Norman Mapeza is the type of pitch which has an artificial turf. The surface can couse injuries to the players.

A win away this afternoon will give all the aces to the two-time Zimbabwe champions ahead of return leg set for December 4. They are hoping to progress beyond the stage for the first time where there is a possibility of facing Primero Agosto of Angola who knocked them out the last term.

The match kicks-off at 13:30 Zimbabwean time.

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