FC Platinum have reached the first round of the 2018/19 CAF Champions League season after beating CNaPS of Madagascar 2-1 on aggregate.

The Zimbabwe champions managed a narrow 1-0 victory at home on Wednesday after they had drawn 1-1 away last week.

The hosts controlled the opening minutes as they searched for an early goal with Farai Madhananga and Lameck Nhamo getting some opportunities which they failed to execute.

CNaPS only found their foot at the midway point of the first half, but their momentum didn’t last long as they started to show some signs of fatigue.

The game went to break with the teams tied in deadlock.

The second period had a cagey start, and it took over twenty minutes for both sides to get near the goal. An effort by Rodwell Chinyengetere on the hour separated the teams as FC Platinum went into the lead.

CNaPS tried to get back into the game for the remainder of the encounter but failed as they lost 1-0.

FC Platinum now await the result of the tie between Otoho d’Oyo of Congo and Angolan club C.D. Primeiro de Agosto to learn their opponents in the next round.

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