Rwandan referees will take charge of FC Platinum’s Champions League encounter against Orlando Pirates on 12 January.

The Group B opener will be played at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo after Mandava failed meet the minimum standards to host group stage games.

Jean-Claude Ishimwe will official the tie assisted by Dieudonne Mutuyimana and Theoogene Ndagijimana.

The Zimbabwe champions reached the mini-league phase for the first time in the club’s history after cruising past CNaPs and AS Otoho D’ Oyo in the preliminary and first round respectively.

Their opponents in Group B are Pirates, Horoya of Guinea and title holders Esperance of Tunisia.