Tigere shines for FC Platinum
7 May 2018
NEVER Tigere is turning out to be one of FC Platinum’s biggest assets this season and coach Norman Mapeza believes he can offer more.
On Saturday he was on target and provided an assist for Gift Mbweti as FC Platinum fought from behind to floor Herentals 2-1 at Rufaro.
“He is doing well, last week he scored and this week he scored again. I’m happy for him and like I said it is the overall performance that counts.
“He is doing well and he is working so hard. I expect such performances from many of them and not only him,” coach Norman Mapeza said.
Tigere was ZPC Kariba’s best player last season and he is now proving that his outstanding 2017 season was no fluke.
Mapeza is demanding more from the midfielder whose combination with Farai Madhanhanga, Ali Sadiki and Rahman Kutsanzira in midfield comes with devastating effects.
“There is still room for improvement, at the end of the day, as a coach I don’t only look at the goal he scored but his overall contribution, what was he doing defensively and what was he doing going forward,” said Mapeza.
On the game, he said: “It was a good game of football and I think Herentals played well. At the end of the day, I’m happy with the overall performance of the boys. They did well and that is why they are part of us.”
FC Platinum were not happy with how they conceded.
“It was the goalkeeper, the communication between him and the defender. You saw what happened, maybe the referee could have stopped the game.
“But at the end of the day, he was much closer to the situation and they managed to get a goal from that.
“From then, I was never forced us to change our game plan. We hope to improve on our next matches,” said the FC Platinum coach.
With Ngezi Platinum winning their match, FC Platinum remain second with 25 points, a point behind.
“For us as a club it is a marathon. We just want to be in the mix, we don’t want to go far behind. It will be important for us. The objective is to retain the league title by maintaining where we are and then we see what happens,” said Mapeza.