FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza was ecstatic after his team wrote another piece of history by becoming the first team based outside Harare to reach the mini-league stage of the African champions league.

The Zimbabwe champions played to a goalless stalemate against AS Otoho D’oyo on Saturday but benefited from their shift away in Congo in which they managed a 1-1 draw to progress on away goals rule.

“This is a massive achievement for me as a coach and to the FC Platinum family. Nobody gave us a chance, but I want to thank the almighty God because he makes everything possible,” Mapeza said.

The platinum miners will now wait to see who they will face in the group stage at a draw ceremony  set for next week.