No luck at this stage: Mapeza

FC Platinum coach says his charges will need to work extra hard if they want to come out with a positive result in today’s CAF Champions league against Horoya FC this evening in Conakry.

The Zimbabwe champions must get a win to keep their chances of reaching the knock-out stage alive. They currently anchor Group B with one point and are yet to score a goal at this phase of the competition.

Speaking at a Press Conference ahead of the match, Mapeza said there was no luck at this level, and they will need to work according to plans.

“There is no luck at this level, you have to play the very same way you train. At home in the Premier Soccer League you can get away with luck, but not at this level,” said Mapeza, according to the Herald.

“Look at the game we lost to Horoya at Barbourfields, we did a video review of that game and everyone agreed that we did not play the way we had planned.

“As the boys watched that game over and over again, they said ‘no coach, we did not play the way we were supposed to play’. And I was happy to hear them admit that because it’s a sign that they are learning their lessons.”

The Zimbabwean champions suffered a 1-0 defeat the hands of West Africans in Bulawayo in the reverse leg. But before that they had drawn 0-0 with Orlando Pirates and lost 0-2 to Esperance.

Kick-off is at 6 pm Zimbabwean time.