FC Platinum kicked off their 2018-19 CAF Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw against CNaPS of Madagascar.

The Zimbabwean champions managed to avoid a defeat and got a vital away goal through Farai Madhananga.

Madhananga hit the target in the 67th-minute after connecting Elvis Moyo’s cross. The hosts had grabbed the lead five minutes earlier through a penalty converted by Julian Sangana.

FC Platinum now need to avoid conceding in the second leg next Tuesday at home so that they progress to the first round where they might face Primero Agosto of Angola who knocked them out the last term.